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Mike Harrington’s NHL Power Rankings for Nov. 1

(Last week’s rankings in parentheses)

1. Montreal Canadiens. Hit first stumble in Western Canada after 9-0 start. (1)

2. Nashville Predators. Hodgson is only regular with no points in 7-1-1 burst. (3)

3. Dallas Stars. Benn emerging as best player Lindy has ever coached. (4)

4. St. Louis Blues. Signed Havlat, Zubrus to PTOs as injuries pile up. (7)

5. New York Rangers. Raanta doing solid backup work, allowing only one goal in first two games. (5)

6. New York Islanders. Watch on Sabres game: What is that car doing in the corner behind Barclays glass? (10)

7. Minnesota Wild. Join Habs as only teams to hit weekend perfect (4-0) at home. (8)

8. Winnipeg Jets. Roadie to Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa opens Sunday night. (9)

9. Washington Capitals. Par for the course for Ovechkin: Five goals, nine points in first seven games. (2)

10. Los Angeles Kings. Lucic with game-winner in sixth straight victory. (13)

11. Chicago Blackhawks. Only 20 goals in first 10 games. (11)

12. Pittsburgh Penguins. First Crosby-McDavid meeting set for Friday in Edmonton. (21)

13. Vancouver Canucks. Miller makes long-awaited return Saturday. (15)

14. Tampa Bay Lightning. Had Plus-51 goal differential last season, but only even through first 11 games this year. (6)

15. Florida Panthers. Lower-body injuries never good for 43-year-olds. Even a physical freak like Jagr. (17)

16. San Jose Sharks. Ward a huge influence in locker room as well as scoresheet with hat trick against Canes. (12)

17. Arizona Coyotes. Hanzal with no goals but 10 assists in first nine games. (19)

18. New Jersey Devils. Four straight road wins but went 1-3-1 in first five at home. (23)

19. Ottawa Senators. Need more offense from Ryan, who has just two goals. (16)

20. Boston Bruins. November schedule includes five straight at home. (18)

21. Philadelphia Flyers. Classy the way they chose to honor Briere on a night when Sabres were the visitor. (20)

22. Detroit Red Wings. Possession numbers plummeting in post-Babcock era. (14)

23. Carolina Hurricanes. McGinn scores second goal Thursday as brother tallies for Sabres in Pittsburgh. (26)

24. Edmonton Oilers. Comeback from 3-0 deficit against Habs could be seminal moment for franchise’s rebuild. (22)

25. Colorado Avalanche. Grigorenko with no goals, one point in six games. (24)

26. Buffalo Sabres. Puck-possession improvement has been astonishing thus far. (27)

27. Calgary Flames. Ramo back from minors after Hiller is injured. (25)

28. Toronto Maple Leafs. Kessel returns on Halloween. Spooky. (28)

29. Columbus Blue Jackets. Johansen shocked Torts’ callout of his conditioning became public. (30).

30. Anaheim Ducks. Seems like there’s no way they can continue with Boudreau. (29).