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Mike Harrington’s Power Rankings for Jan. 24

(Through Friday night’s games, last week in parenthesis)

1. Washington Capitals. Blizzard that wiped out weekend dubbed “T.J. Snowshie” by Washington Post. (1)

2. Chicago Blackhawks. Win streak of 12 games was sixth-longest by a defending Cup champion. (2)

3. Dallas Stars. Lindy’s crew battling to avoid look they peaked too early. (3)

4. St. Louis Blues. Not getting much pub, but just one regulation loss in last 10. (6)

5. Los Angeles Kings. Wonder if Kopitar’s eight-year deal is one of the last given to a 28-year-old. (4)

6. Florida Panthers. Huge bounceback against weary Hawks to end quick slide. (5)

7. New York Rangers. Are 17-5-2 in the Garden. Tough task for Sabres on Monday. (8)

8. Tampa Bay Lightning. After a crazy first half of controversy, they might rate as Atlantic favorite again. (12)

9. New York Islanders. Matt Moulson really scored 30 goals for them. Three years in a row. (10)

10. Detroit Red Wings. Larkin’s goal here Friday was sick. His pass to Zetterberg was sicker. (9)

11. Minnesota Wild. Finally ended offensive slump with win in Anaheim. (7)

12. Boston Bruins. Trade rumors building around Eriksson. (13)

13. New Jersey Devils. Still hate their style, but have to respect Hynes’ coaching job. (16)

14. Colorado Avalanche. Flat-out stole one against Sabres. (20)

15. San Jose Sharks. How big will Burns’ beard be at All-Star Weekend? (22)

16. Pittsburgh Penguins. Crosby finally heating up, standings reflecting that. (17)

17. Vancouver Canucks. Eighteen of first 48 games went past regulation. (23)

18. Montreal Canadiens. Can a GM really preach patience in this market? Bergevin is trying. (11)

19. Nashville Predators. Country theme figures to be quite a backdrop for John Scott Weekend. (15)

20. Ottawa Senators. Steam out of Cameron’s ears after 5-0 deficit in first at Jersey. (18)

21. Carolina Hurricanes. They’re on playoff fringe. Can’t trade Staal at this point. (21)

22. Arizona Coyotes. Weird dustup at end of Sabres game. You lost. Go home. (14)

23. Philadelphia Flyers. Stunned by last-second home loss to Leafs. (19)

24. Anaheim Ducks. After 41 games -- half the season -- Getzlaf has three goals. (24)

25. Calgary Flames. Blowing chance for big season in weak Pacific. (25)

26. Winnipeg Jets. With pending free agents, very interesting team to watch for next five weeks.

27. Edmonton Oilers. Bad news on Nugent-Hopkins tempers McDavid’s looming return. (29)

28. Toronto Maple Leafs. Still can’t believe Sabres have played them only once. (27)

29. Buffalo Sabres. Strong first impressions from Lehner. (28)

30. Columbus Blue Jackets. Everything Going Wrong Dept: Two broken ribs in practice for Torts. (30).

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