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Mike Harrington’s NHL Power Rankings for April 10

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

1. Washington Capitals. They say no worries about losing five of seven. We’ll see. (1)

2. Dallas Stars. Lindy hasn’t had it this good since 2007. (2)

3. St. Louis Blues. Some #sickmitts passing on Tarasenko’s OT winner in Chicago. (3)

4. Pittsburgh Penguins. Murray easing playoff fears if Fleury can’t hurry back. (6)

5. Chicago Blackhawks. Third in the Central leaves hard playoff road to a repeat Cup. (7)

6. Los Angeles Kings. Can we just fast-forward to second-rounder vs. Ducks? (4)

7. Florida Panthers. An Atlantic title absolutely no one saw coming in the fall. (9)

8. Anaheim Ducks. Showdown game with LA a bad time to only score one goal. (5)

9. New York Islanders. Swept season series from Rangers for first time in 44-year history. (11)

10. New York Rangers. Yanking against Sabres was eighth time Lundqvist has been pulled this year. (8)

11. Tampa Bay Lightning. Devastating injuries make East repeat seem implausible. (10)

12. San Jose Sharks. Second in the West in goals to Stars. (12)

13. Nashville Predators. They’ve been really good since mid-February. Playoff upset potential. (13)

14. Detroit Red Wings. While struggling to make playoffs, dealing with Datsyuk-to-KHL distraction. (17)

15. Boston Bruins. Still can’t believe Julien didn’t use Marchand in Carolina shootout. (14)

16. Philadelphia Flyers. Four losses to Leafs and Oilers. Simply can’t happen. (15)

17. Minnesota Wild. A rare postseason team that didn’t hit 90 points. (16)

18. Carolina Hurricanes. Is it over for Ward or does he come back on short-term deal? (18)

19. Ottawa Senators. Clock ticking for decisions on Cameron, Murray. (21)

20. Colorado Avalanche. You wonder how much trouble Roy is in after terrible finish. (19)

21. New Jersey Devils. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. (20)

22. Montreal Canadiens. Looks like Price will make return in World Cup. (22)

23. Buffalo Sabres. After nice second half, lot of offseason work ahead. (24)

24. Arizona Coyotes. No franchise could use a draft lottery win more than them. (23)

25. Winnipeg Jets. Stafford’s 21 goals are second-highest of his career. (26)

26. Calgary Flames. If not Buffalo, this looks like Johnson’s best option to play goal. (25)

27. Columbus Blue Jackets. Fifteen seasons and counting, no playoff series wins. (27).

28. Vancouver Canucks. NHL-worst 21 regulation losses at home. (28)

29. Edmonton Oilers. Fabulous farewell to Rexall. Good riddance, press box catwalk. (30)

30. Toronto Maple Leafs. Sparks has been a tankfest in goal. (29)

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