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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. Louie allowed more than three goals only twice since Dec. 8. (1)

2. Washington Capitals. Neuvirth, Varlamov likely to share net in playoffs. (2)

3. Philadelphia Flyers. Twenty shots vs. Penguins matched season low. (3)

4. San Jose Sharks. Boyle has seven assists in last seven games. (5)

5. Pittsburgh Penguins. Tuesday's rematch with Philly looms large. (8)

6. Detroit Red Wings. Datsyuk, Franzen and Bertuzzi are banged up. (4)

7. Boston Bruins. Patriots beat division rivals by a touchdown all the time. (7)

8. Phoenix Coyotes. Bryzgalov has 6-1 record, .960 SP in last seven games. (9)

9. Tampa Bay Lightning. Yzerman candidate for Executive of the Year. (6)

10. Los Angeles Kings. Quick is 9-0 in shootouts, stopping 34 of 41. (11)

11. Nashville Predators. Top four scorers combine for plus-36. (15)

12. Montreal Canadiens. Cammalleri: "It's look in the mirror time." (10)

13. Chicago Blackhawks. Crawford has 13-3-3 record since Feb. 9. (12)

14. New York Rangers. Critical four-game roadie after 7-1-1 stretch. (16)

15. Anaheim Ducks. Four straight W's, three in OT, to move past Dallas. (17)

16. Buffalo Sabres. Record was 8-1-2 when Gerbe scored. (18)

17. Calgary Flames. Top four scorers combine for minus-37. (14)

18. Dallas Stars. Sliding back after two wins during seven-game homestand. (13)

19. Carolina Hurricanes. Playoff race tossed aside after Duke loses in NCAAs. (20)

20. Minnesota Wild. Backstrom goes 1-7-1 since Feb. 22. (19)

21. Toronto Maple Leafs. Kessel looking for third straight 30-goal season. (22)

22. New Jersey Devils. If Lemaire doesn't coach next season, who does? (21)

23. Columbus Blue Jackets. Two wins in 14 games since Feb. 25. (24)

24. St. Louis Blues. Shattenkirk scores for them. Previous goal was against them. (25)

25. Atlanta Thrashers. Left HSBC Arena looking for the license plate. (23)

26. New York Islanders. It's that time of year again -- to think about the Mets. (27)

27. Florida Panthers. Scoreless streak was 2:11:24 before playing Sabres. (26)

28. Ottawa Senators. Anderson gets $12.75 million deal four weeks after arrival. (28)

29. Colorado Avalanche. McClement has one point, minus-9, after trade from St. Louis. (29)

30. Edmonton Oilers. Without the injuries, they just might be 27th! (30)

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