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NHL Power Rankings: Hawks, Kane hit the top

Through Friday's games. Last week's rankings in parenthesis.

1. Chicago Blackhawks. Kane cracks YouTube yet again by burning Habs' Montoya. (3)

2. Montreal Canadiens. Team-record home win streak stopped at 10 with OT loss to Panthers. (1)

3. New York Rangers. Home-and-home with Pens this week opens Monday in Pittsburgh. (4)

4. Washington Capitals. Played last two periods of win at Detroit with just nine forwards. (2)

5. Pittsburgh Penguins. It's frightening how good they were in 3-on-3 OT in Brooklyn. (5)

6. Tampa Bay Lightning. Kucherov's wicked snipe is killer goal vs. Sabres, ties for NHL scoring lead. (8)

7. New Jersey Devils. How do they survive without Hall? (9)

8. Anaheim Ducks. Moved to top of Pacific as others struggle. (12)

9. Ottawa Senators. Being only NHL team with three shootout wins boosts record. (7)

10. St. Louis Blues. Not nearly as physical without Backes and Brouwer. (11)

11. Columbus Blue Jackets. Improved to 9-4-2 overall with franchise-record seven-game win streak at home. (20).

12. Boston Bruins. Have NHL-high seven road wins. (14)

13. Winnipeg Jets. It's Laine, and not Matthews, who is Calder leader after season's first quarter. (16)

14. Minnesota Wild. Dubnyk's goaltending spearheading NHL's top defense. (10)

15. Toronto Maple Leafs. As Matthews' drought continues, Marner posts #sickmitts special against Panthers. (18)

16. Edmonton Oilers. McDavid's last 10 games: No goals, Minus-8 rating. Team on five-game skid. (6)

17. Dallas Stars. A lot of blown points already with league-worst five losses in 3-on-3 OT. (17)

18. Philadelphia Flyers. Hakstol sends big message by making Gostisbehere healthy scratch vs. Jets. (19)

19. San Jose Sharks. Hertl sent home after re-injuring knee he hurt during Cup final. (13)

20. Nashville Predators. Without quality backup, need healthy Rinne to have a chance. (22)

21. Florida Panthers. Odd trip to Canada: Win in OT in Montreal, drubbed in Toronto. (24)

22. Detroit Red Wings. Have lost eight of 10 after 6-2 start. (15)

23. Los Angeles Kings. Vachon lauds late wife in emotional Hall acceptance speech. (21)

24. Carolina Hurricanes. Three straight wins despite sale rumors percolating again as empty seats pile up. (30)

25. Calgary Flames. Visit to Buffalo is second of six-game, nine-day roadie. (27)

26. Vancouver Canucks. Hutton beats Coyotes with nifty penalty-shot goal in OT. (28)

27. Colorado Avalanche. Took Grigorenko 16 games to finally get first goal. (25)

28. New York Islanders. Heat growing on Capuano, even after Snow's vote of confidence. (26)

29. Buffalo Sabres. I'm told to say one thing a week in this space. Sort of like scoring one goal a game. (23)

30. Arizona Coyotes. Surgery needed for Richardson after ugly broken leg in Vancouver. (29).

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