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Power Rankings / Bucky Gleason ranks the NHL from top to bottom

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

1 Pittsburgh Penguins. Crosby is having MVP season. (2)

2 Philadelphia Flyers. Second with 22 wins without top 20 scorer. (1)

3 Detroit Red Wings. Datsyuk out with broken wrist. Ozzy stuck on 399. (3)

4 Vancouver Canucks. Where was Torres' production last spring? (10)

5 Dallas Stars. FYI: Richards will be a free agent after this season. (12)

6 Montreal Canadiens. Plekanec continues to abuse Hurricanes. (4)

7 Tampa Bay Lightning. St. Louis' feed to Stamkos was drop-dead gorgeous. (7)

8 Washington Capitals. Ovechkin drops the hammer on Malkin -- again. (5)

9 New York Rangers. Boogaard experiencing concussion-like symptoms. (6)

10 Atlanta Thrashers. Making things interesting in competitive division. (8)

11 San Jose Sharks. Marleau, Thornton combine for 60 points but are minus-19. (15)

12 Colorado Avalanche. Mauldin finally breaks through at age 28. (13)

13 Los Angeles Kings. Lost 5 straight shootouts at home to Oilers before SO win. (16)

14 Boston Bruins. Lucic's cheap shot on Meyer was stupid, selfish. (9)

15 Nashville Predators. Sullivan is only player with more than eight goals. (14)

16 Chicago Blackhawks. Game today ends five-game homestand. (20)

17 St. Louis Blues. Kick off five-game homestand with W over Wings. (17)

18 Phoenix Coyotes. Jovanovski set to play 1,000th game today. (18)

19 Anaheim Ducks. Getzlaf deserves credit for trying to spark his team. (11)

20 Minnesota Wild. Backstrom stops 36 shots in win over Avalanche. (22)

21 Carolina Hurricanes. LaRose scores first goal since four-point night Nov. 17. (21)

22 Columbus Blue Jackets. Arniel rips softies after blowout loss to Canucks. (19)

23 Ottawa Senators. D Karlsson has more points than Spezza, Kovalev. (24)

24 Calgary Flames. Kotalik: No points, minus-1, in nine GP this season. (23)

25 Florida Panthers. Sixteen goals, three wins, in four games. (27)

26 Buffalo Sabres. Roy out for the year, road trips ahead. Uh-oh. (25)

27 Toronto Maple Leafs. Kaberle becomes 11th Leaf with 500 points. (28)

28 Edmonton Oilers. Gagner on pace for career year. (26)

29 New York Islanders. Bailey is latest to pad stats against Devils. (30)

30 New Jersey Devils. Lemaire returns to find team in complete disarray. (29)