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Mike Harrington’s NHL Power Rankings for Nov. 29

(Through Friday night’s games. Last week’s rankings in parentheses)

1. Dallas Stars. No 1-2 punch in league better than Benn and Seguin. (1)

2. Montreal Canadiens. Concern growing as Price is sidelined again. (3)

3. New York Rangers. Loss of Stepan will be felt in several areas. (2)

4. Washington Capitals. Ovechkin up to 12 goals, on pace for 45 for eighth time in his career. (5)

5. St. Louis Blues. Need offense from more than just Tarasenko and Steen. (4)

6. Ottawa Senators. Scored 19 goals in four-game winning streak. (11)

7. Nashville Predators. Historic offensive meltdown – except when they were in Buffalo. (6)

8. Chicago Blackhawks. Kane’s 18-game point streak ties all-time record for American player. (9)

9. Boston Bruins. Five straight wins, closing in on second in Atlantic. (20)

10. Los Angeles Kings. Best defensive team in West by big margin thus far. (7)

11. Pittsburgh Penguins. Minus-1 goal differential through 22 games is hard to fathom. (8)

12. San Jose Sharks. Signed ex-Sabre Zubrus off his PTO. (13)

13. Detroit Red Wings. Will be fun to watch first Eichel-Larkin meeting on Tuesday. (14)

14. New York Islanders. Halak goes 0 for 5 in Florida shootout. (12)

15. Minnesota Wild. Parise returns to lineup ahead of schedule. (10)

16. Arizona Coyotes. This time, assume FNC fans will be cheering for Sabres when Yotes visit Friday night. (16)

17. Tampa Bay Lightning. Still on fringe of playoff spot but breakthrough seems imminent. (17)

18. New Jersey Devils. West Seneca’s Stempniak having nice season with five goals and 18 points. (15)

19. Vancouver Canucks. Lots of lost points: League high seven OT/shootout losses. (19)

20. Winnipeg Jets. With Pavelec down, top prospect Hellebuyck beats Wild for first NHL win in goal. (18)

21. Florida Panthers. Won NHL-record nine-goal shootout vs. Islanders. (22)

22. Philadelphia Flyers. Posted 3-4-2 mark in nine-game stretch despite scoring just 14 goals. (26)

23. Anaheim Ducks. Hard-to-fathom collapse in last two minutes vs. Hawks. (21).

24. Buffalo Sabres. Dubious NHL leader with nine overall home losses and eight regulation home defeats. (24)

25. Carolina Hurricanes. Best possession numbers in the league, maybe the worst finishers at forward. (30)

26. Columbus Blue Jackets. Cheap, dirty cross-check by Dubinsky to neck of Pens’ Crosby. (27).

27. Toronto Maple Leafs. Monday would have been McDavid’s long-awaited homecoming with Oilers. (23)

28. Calgary Flames. In full regression mode, just as analytics suggested they would be. (25)

29. Colorado Avalanche. Past Thanksgiving and still only two home wins. (28)

30. Edmonton Oilers. Eberle, McDavid and now Nail hammered by injuries. Hall and Nugent-Hopkins better be wary. (29)