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Mike Harrington’s NHL Power Rankings for March 20

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

1. Washington Capitals. Gunning to be first team since 1996 Red Wings to get 60 wins. (1)

2. Dallas Stars. Lindy coaches 1,402nd game, moves into fifth on all-time list. (2)

3. Los Angeles Kings. No. 1 seed in their sights: Two points out of West lead with two games in hand. (5)

4. St. Louis Blues. Gave up four power-play goals in ugly loss at Edmonton. (3)

5. Chicago Blackhawks. A 3-6-1 slide put them in real danger of dropping into wild-card pool. (4)

6. Florida Panthers. Are 16-1-2 when ageless Jagr scores a goal. (9)

7. New York Rangers. Disappointing third-period collapse and overtime loss in LA. (6)

8. Anaheim Ducks. Four goals in first nine games for McGinn, pushing season total to 18. (8)

9. Boston Bruins. With 28 goals, 61 points, plus-14 rating, another Selke in sight for Bergeron. (7)

10. Tampa Bay Lightning. Sudden swoon with five losses in six games. (10)

11. New York Islanders. With Halak out, desperate to hold on to third in Metro. (12)

12. Nashville Predators. Hunting down Hawks: Have NHL-best 27 points in last 18 games. (11)

13. San Jose Sharks. Thornton posts 11th season of 50-plus assists. (13)

14. Pittsburgh Penguins. Hard to beat when Sid is hot. (14)

15. Detroit Red Wings. Long playoff streak is clearly in jeopardy now. (15)

16. Philadelphia Flyers. Gostisbehere’s Calder hopes soar if they sneak into playoffs. (16)

17. Carolina Hurricanes. Over-under on bodies in stands for Sabres Tuesday is about 6,000. (17)

18. Colorado Avalanche. Most picked Wild for final West slot, but Sakic says his team will make it. (18)

19. Minnesota Wild. Lots of lost points: Have dropped nine games in 3-on-3 play. (19)

20. New Jersey Devils. Rolled up season-high seven goals vs. Wild. (20)

21. Montreal Canadiens. Without Subban and Gallagher, played an ornery style here Wednesday. (21)

22. Ottawa Senators. Refuse to admit they’ve been toast for the playoffs for weeks. (22)

23. Columbus Blue Jackets. Torts becomes first non-Canadian born coach to reach 1,000 games. (23).

24. Arizona Coyotes. In 23rd place, appear to be highest team Sabres can catch. (24)

25. Vancouver Canucks. Thanks to early-season run of OT losses, still have second-fewest wins in the league (25)

26. Buffalo Sabres. There’s a soft week coming vs. Carolina, Winnipeg. (26)

27. Calgary Flames. Alberta rates as NHL’s most disappointing province this season. (27)

28. Edmonton Oilers. All that’s left is to see how high McDavid climbs in Calder race. (28)

29. Winnipeg Jets. Thirteen months later, Myers and Stafford make Buffalo return on Saturday. (29)

30. Toronto Maple Leafs. Tanky, but losing properly. (30).

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