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

(Through Wednesday night's games, last week in parentheses)


1 New York Rangers. Lundqvist has 10-3 record since Dec. 20. (1)

2 Boston Bruins. U.S. Olympian Thomas skips White House visit. (4)

3 Detroit Red Wings. Lidstrom missed game vs. Habs -- and it showed. (5)

4 St. Louis Blues. Ken Hitchcock hit nail on the head about oh-no Sabres. (3)

5 Chicago Blackhawks. Nine-game roadie awaits them after break. (2)

6 Vancouver Canucks. Daniel Sedin taken 22nd, Henrik 30th in all-star draft. (7)

7 Nashville Predators. Rinne allows two or less in nine straight starts, all wins. (10)

8 Philadelphia Flyers. Look for Jagr to sign contract extension. (6)

9 San Jose Sharks. Kennedy was acquired to add depth up front. (9)

10 Pittsburgh Penguins. Fleury wins 4 straight, loses 5 straight, wins 7 straight. (12)

11 Ottawa Senators. Heart & Crown Irish Pub will be hopping tonight. (8)

12 Los Angeles Kings. Clifford has Gordie Howe hat trick in wins over Sens. (11)

13 Florida Panthers. Seventh place in East despite minus-14 goal differential. (16)

14 Washington Capitals. D Jeff Schultz needs a fresh start somewhere else. (13)

15 New Jersey Devils. Outscored, 9-3, in three straight home losses. (14)

16 Toronto Maple Leafs. MacArthur has 3-point night after 0-0-0 for eight straight. (18)

17 Minnesota Wild. Won enough games early to withstand injuries, road losing streak. (15)

18 Dallas Stars. Beat Ducks without a PP, a first since moving to Dallas in 1993. (19)

19 Colorado Avalanche. Have beaten Minny three times in last 12 games at home. (17)

20 Phoenix Coyotes. Haunted by 8-9-8 record in games decided by a goal. (22)

21 Calgary Flames. Only team in the NHL without a short-handed goal. (20)

22 Montreal Canadiens. Win over Red Wings creates positive energy before break. (23)

23 Winnipeg Jets. Kane had team-high 18 goals before suffering concussion. (21)

24 Tampa Bay Lightning. ThunderBug gets fired after silly-string incident. (25)

25 New York Islanders. Tavares' 12-game point streak comes to an end. (27)

26 Carolina Hurricanes. Rookie D Justin Faulk is learning quickly, playing more. (24)

27 Buffalo Sabres. Miller was superb against Devils. He needs to keep it up. (26)

28 Anaheim Ducks. Where did 8-1-1 stretch get them? Thirteenth in West. (28)

29 Edmonton Oilers. Belanger isn't a big goal-scorer, but one in 46 games? (29)

30 Columbus Blue Jackets. Season can't get much worse for goalie Mason. (30)