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NHL Power Rankings: Blue Jackets, Wild streak to the top

(Through Friday's games. Last week in parentheses).

1. Columbus Blue Jackets. Even this week, streak means not all Ohio State football in C-Bus anymore. (1).

2. Minnesota Wild. Changed Twitter feed name to Wwwwwwwwwwwwild to honor 12-game run of Ws. (4)

3. Pittsburgh Penguins. Will injury to Murray impact potential trade of Fleury? (2)

4. Chicago Blackhawks. Kane gets 700th career point in 696th game. (3)

5. New York Rangers. Tied with Pens for NHL lead in goals with 129, netting 3.39 per game. (5)

6. Montreal Canadiens. Holding firm atop Atlantic even in the face of injuries. Hmmm. (6)

7. San Jose Sharks. Seems like it's Burns' Norris to lose. (10)

8. Washington Capitals. Hard to explain a 1-4 record in shootouts with all that talent. (7)

9. Ottawa Senators. Wonderfully classy ceremony to retire Alfredsson's No. 11. Mr. Senator for sure. (9)

10. Edmonton Oilers. Lucic back in Boston with McDavid on Thursday. (13)

11. Philadelphia Flyers. Holding breath about Mason's hand injury Friday in San Jose. (8)

12. Anaheim Ducks. Can't blow 2-0 leads to teams like Vancouver. (12)

13. St. Louis Blues. Rain, warm temps threatening Winter Classic at Busch. (11)

14. Boston Bruins. Not happy Backes was concussed by hit from Sabres' Carrier. (14)

15. Calgary Flames. Lead Western Conference with 11 road wins. (16)

16. Tampa Bay Lightning. Ex-Griff Conacher sent to AHL, could return Wednesday in Montreal. (20)

17. Toronto Maple Leafs. Have won five straight on road for first time since 2010-11. (23)

18. Carolina Hurricanes. Improved home point streak to 10-0-1 with win over Blackhawks. (18)

19. Dallas Stars. Snuck into last West wild card slot with three-game win streak, 6-3-1 run. (22)

20. Los Angeles Kings. Grouchy Sutter losing patience with team and media. (15)

21. Nashville Predators. First NHL shutout for backup Saros in win at St. Louis. (19)

22. Florida Panthers. Lost three games in a row -- all past 60 minutes. (17)

23. Winnipeg Jets. Myers (lower body) has missed 27 straight games, likely won't be in Buffalo next Saturday. (21)

24 Detroit Red Wings. Game against Leafs will be their fourth outdoors since 2009. (24)

25. New Jersey Devils. A 9-3-2 home record ruined by NHL-high 12 regulation road losses. (25)

26. Vancouver Canucks. Miller stops 60 of 63 in wins over Kings, Ducks. (28)

27. New York Islanders. Pulled a stunner by putting inconsistent Halak on waivers. (26)

28. Buffalo Sabres. Just 19 goals in 18 home games during 5-on-5 play. That's pathetic. (27)

29. Arizona Coyotes. Very stinky. (29)

30. Colorado Avalanche. Even stinkier. (30).

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