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

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

1. Vancouver Canucks. Sedin twins again tied in points (55). Amazing. (1)

2. Philadelphia Flyers. Briere is only 20-goal scorer left out of All-Star Game. (4)

3. Detroit Red Wings. Stuart out six weeks while Flames' Kostopoulous gets six games. (3)

4. Pittsburgh Penguins. Sid still experiences symptoms after concussion. (2)

5. Tampa Bay Lightning. Roloson wins three of four, has two shutouts, after trade. (5)

6. Dallas Stars. Brunnstrom in need of fresh start with Leafs. (7)

7. Washington Capitals. Ovechkin has just five goals in 26-game span. (6)

8. Boston Bruins. Thomas gives up five goals to Philly -- and wins. (10)

9. New York Rangers. Lundqvist first goalie with 3-game point streak since 2001-02. (9)

10. Nashville Predators. D Weber has 10 points, plus-11, in six-game winning streak. (12)

11. Phoenix Coyotes. Were 19-7 last season in shootouts/OT but 2-9 this year. (16)

12. Montreal Canadiens. Top PK allows four power-play goals vs. Penguins. (11)

13. Anaheim Ducks. Ryan's hat trick caps 5-1 homestand. (17)

14. Atlanta Thrashers. Eager suspended for four games after decking Armstrong. (8)

15. Colorado Avalanche. Budaj has allowed three or more in 13 straight starts. (14)

16. Chicago Blackhawks. Crawford posts back-to-back shutouts. (20)

17. St. Louis Blues. Win over Kings last week was first in 2011. (15)

18. San Jose Sharks. Thornton has one even-strength goal in 22 road games. (13)

19. Minnesota Wild. O'Sullivan placed on waivers. Hardly a shocker. (19)

20. Los Angeles Kings. Kopitar was plus-19 in wins, minus-8 in losses. (18)

21. Carolina Hurricanes. Larose is plus-7 on Tues., Wed., and Thur. but minus-17 the rest. (22)

22. Columbus Blue Jackets. Commodore for Rolston in the works? (21)

23. Buffalo Sabres. Playing better but gaining little ground. (25)

24. Florida Panthers. Weiss has 18 points in 16-game stretch. (24)

25. Toronto Maple Leafs. Five-game road winning streak ends in Glendale. (27)

26. Calgary Flames. "Kirprusoft" allows four goals on eight shots to 'Canes. (23)

27. Ottawa Senators. Clouston's survival remains biggest mystery. (26)

28. Edmonton Oilers. Hemsky is only all-star forward with fewer than 30 points. (28)

29. New York Islanders. Rookie G Poulin stops 48 shots in loss to Canucks. (29)

30. New Jersey Devils. Brodeur looking to become a GM someday. (30)

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