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Power Rankings / Bucky Gleason ranks all 30 NHL teams

(Through Thursday's games; last week's rankings in parentheses)

1 Boston Bruins. Game Tuesday against Sharks matches conference leaders. (2)

2 San Jose Sharks. Thornton returns to Boston this week for great matchup. (1)

3 Detroit Red Wings. Draper, once sold by Winnipeg for $1, plays 1,000th game. (3)

4 New Jersey Devils. Langenbrunner: 9 goals, 17 points in January. (5)

5 Washington Capitals. Ovechkin is fifth-fastest to score 200 goals. (4)

6 Chicago Blackhawks. 11-0 against Canadian teams this season. (8)

7 Calgary Flames. Iron Mike snaps stick during a morning-skate tantrum. (6)

8 Montreal Canadiens. Lang had a team-leading 18 goals before the injury. (7)

9 Philadelphia Flyers. Marty could be losing grip on No. 1 job. (10)

10 New York Rangers. Blueshirts have allowed most SHG in the league. (9)

11 Buffalo Sabres. Could look back on the Anaheim game as critical point. (11)

12 Florida Panthers. McCabe's OT goal beats Leafs in ACC. (14)

13 Carolina Hurricanes. Enjoy the win in San Jose. It doesn't happen often. (15)

14 Anaheim Ducks. Three games in next 11 days while teams catch up. (12)

15 Minnesota Wild. Backstrom shuts out Ducks for franchise-record sixth. (17)

16 Edmonton Oilers. Penner, bumped to fourth line, has been a bust. (16)

17 Pittsburgh Penguins. Malkin, Sid were 1-2 in scoring with Pens 10th in East. (18)

18 Dallas Stars. Modano has three goals in 25-game stretch. (20)

19 Vancouver Canucks. Sundin Watch: 3 goals, 5 points, minus-4, 10 games. (19)

20 Phoenix Coyotes. Bankruptcy likely with losses nearing $45 million. (13)

21 Los Angeles Kings. D Kyle Quincey evolving into very good playmaker. (21)

22 Columbus Blue Jackets. Rookie goalie Mason playing through mono. (23)

23 Nashville Predators. Projections show Preds are getting finances in order. (24)

24 Colorado Avalanche. Hejduk: 9 straight 20-goal seasons. (22)

25 St. Louis Blues. Tkachuk heading home to Beantown for playoff run? (28)

26 Toronto Maple Leafs. Wilson looked like Coach K after Clemson blowout. (25)

27 Tampa Bay Lightning. Three-goal lead wasted in OT loss to Penguins. (26)

28 Ottawa Senators. Spezza's no-trade clause takes effect in July. (27)

29 Atlanta Thrashers. Top 3 scorers are combined minus-41. (30)

30 New York Islanders. Not a good sign when D Streit is leading scorer. (29)

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