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

(Through Thursday's games)

1. Philadelphia Flyers. Sixteen-point improvement over last year at this stage. (1)

2. Vancouver Canucks. Luongo is 16-1-5 in last 22 starts with .941 SP. (2)

3. Detroit Red Wings. Speedy Helm heats up with 12 points in 13 games. (4)

4. Tampa Bay Lightning. New uniforms next season will be blue and white. (5)

5. Pittsburgh Penguins. Won 5 of 6 without Crosby, including 2 of 3 without Malkin. (6)

6. Dallas Stars. Only team in NHL with three 20-goal scorers. (3)

7. Boston Bruins. Post 11-4-3 record in 18 games before break. (7)

8. Washington Capitals. Three losses in three games in Atlanta this season. (8)

9. New York Rangers. Hold Panthers to four shots in first period, one in third -- and lose. (11)

10. Nashville Predators. Weber leads team in scoring, is ranked 103rd in NHL. (9)

11. Anaheim Ducks. Blake celebrates 800th game with 200th goal. (13)

12. Montreal Canadiens. Price is 11-2-1 with 1.64 GAA, .945 SP vs. Northeast. (12)

13. Phoenix Coyotes. City of Glendale worried about debt that could come with sale. (10)

14. Atlanta Thrashers. D-men Byfuglien, Enstrom tied for team scoring lead. (16)

15. Chicago Blackhawks. Thirteen home L's are more than they had all of last season. (14)

16. San Jose Sharks. Four-game win streak ends with shootout loss to Kings. (17)

17. Colorado Avalanche. So far, so good for Forsberg. (15)

18. Minnesota Wild. Havlat receives late invitation to the All-Star Game. (20)

19. Carolina Hurricanes. Game today wraps up weekend of hockey festivities. (21)

20. Los Angeles Kings. Are they really dangling Brayden Schenn as trade bait? (22)

21. St. Louis Blues. All-Star break couldn't come fast enough after four straight losses. (18)

22. Buffalo Sabres. Can't help but think recent stretch is just a tease. (23)

23. Calgary Flames. Conroy contemplates retirement after clearing waivers. (25)

24. Columbus Blue Jackets. Nash has four goals, 11 points during 8-game point streak. (19)

25. Florida Panthers. Failed to hold two-goal leads seven times in January. (24)

26. Toronto Maple Leafs. Wilson's father, uncle going into AHL Hall of Fame. (26)

27. Ottawa Senators. All-Star Game set for Canada's capital next year. (27)

28. New York Islanders. Not much here that can take sting away from Jets' loss. (28)

29. Edmonton Oilers. Gretzky's 50th birthday brings back all the highlights. (29)

30. New Jersey Devils. Lemaire says he's finished, again, after this season. (30)

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