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

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

1 Detroit Red Wings. Datsyuk should be back for playoffs after knee surgery. (1)

2 New York Rangers. Recent stretch emphasizes need for scoring help. (2)

3 Vancouver Canucks. 13-game streak without regulation loss ends in Tampa Bay. (3)

4 St. Louis Blues. On pace to allow fewest GPG in franchise history. (4)

5 Nashville Predators. Legwand's goal-less streak ends at 14 games. (6)

6 Boston Bruins. Had lead going into third period only twice in 17 games. (5)

7 New Jersey Devils. 23-8-3 stretch includes 9-1-1 mark after All-Star Game. (10)

8 Philadelphia Flyers. Jagr's winner against Jets was the 114th GWG of his career. (8)

9 Pittsburgh Penguins. Fleury's 22nd career shutout ties Barrasso for franchise mark. (7)

10 Chicago Blackhawks. Crawford has five GA during four-game winning streak. (13)

11 Ottawa Senators. Scored 28 goals during 5-0-1 stretch. (11)

12 San Jose Sharks. Looking to wedge their way onto Nash's wish list. (9)

13 Phoenix Coyotes. Vrbata scores 30 goals in 60 GP in best season of his career. (16)

14 Florida Panthers. Three goals, three straight regulation losses, a first this season. (12)

15 Winnipeg Jets. Pavelec makes 50 saves, allows five in OT loss to Flyers. (21)

16 Calgary Flames. Sutter after 6-1 loss to Oilers: "There's no explanation." (17)

17 Los Angeles Kings. Lowest-scoring team in NHL needed help ASAP. (14)

18 Dallas Stars. Lehtonen playing like the goaltender the Thrashers expected. (20)

19 Colorado Avalanche. Downie adds jam to team with too many jellyfish. (19)

20 Toronto Maple Leafs. Were 7-0-0 when Connolly scored before OTL to Devils. (15)

21 Washington Capitals. Does any team look more stale, less interested? (18)

22 Minnesota Wild. Backstrom has 5-10-4 record since Dec. 10. (22)

23 Anaheim Ducks. Getzlaf goal-less in 14 GP, one in 22 GP, two in 35 GP. (24)

24 Tampa Bay Lightning. Could have six of the top 60 picks in NHL draft. (26)

25 Buffalo Sabres. Miller in top form masks obvious shortcomings elsewhere. (28)

26 New York Islanders. Scoring drought ends at 106 minutes, 51 seconds. (23)

27 Carolina Hurricanes. Tlusty has four goals, 10 points during nine-game point streak. (27)

28 Montreal Canadiens. For answers, check 11-14-8 record at home. (25)

29 Edmonton Oilers. Locked up Hemsky for two more years. (29)

30 Columbus Blue Jackets. Carter traded two days after hat trick. (30)