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Mike Harrington's NHL Power Rankings

Through Friday's games. Last week in parenthesis.

1. Washington Capitals. Have bludgeoned foes, 65-20, during franchise-record 14 straight home wins. (1)

2. Minnesota Wild. First week of March not a great time for a mumps outbreak. (2)

3. Chicago Blackhawks. Panarin brings home the bread with late tying goal, shootout winner vs. Isles. (4)

4. Pittsburgh Penguins. Injury desperation caused them to overpay for Hainsey with second-round pick. (3)

5. Columbus Blue Jackets. Play final 20 games in 37-day stretch that opened Saturday. (6).

6. New York Rangers. Lundqvist’s 12 consecutive 20-win seasons are tied for the most in NHL history. (5)

7. San Jose Sharks. Burns reaches 40 assists for third straight season. (7)

8. Montreal Canadiens. Simply spectacular and classy tribute for Subban's return. (10)

9. Edmonton Oilers. McDavid through 64 games: 21 goals, 51 assists, 72 points, plus-20. (8)

10. Anaheim Ducks. Rakell's team-high 26 goals are huge with stars having sub-par years. (9)

11. Ottawa Senators. Big debut for Burrows with both goals in 2-1 win. (11)

12. Calgary Flames. Have gone 11-2-1 after Gulutzan's huge callout after debacle in Montreal. (18)

13. New York Islanders. Head to Western Canada with 3-1-1 mark on nine-game roadie. (12)

14. Boston Bruins. Cassidy making case to shed interim tag with 7-2 mark since replacing Julien. (13)

15. Nashville Predators. Still baffled how much room Sabres gave Forsberg in crunch time here Tuesday. (17)

16. Toronto Maple Leafs. No California Dreamin': Just one point on three-game trip. (14)

17. Florida Panthers. Just 1-3-1 since going perfect on five-game road trip. (16)

18. Los Angeles Kings. Standing O to Hall of Fame voice Bob Miller, retiring at 78 due to health reasons. (19)

19. St. Louis Blues. Boost of Yeo hiring is gone with Shattenkirk. (15)

20. Tampa Bay Lightning. In Stamkos-less season, Kucherov emerges as a star. (21)

21. Philadelphia Flyers. Hit town Tuesday with minor pulse in playoff race. (20)

22. Buffalo Sabres. Okposo had just two goals in last 11 games, but he's still a major loss. (22)

23. Winnipeg Jets. Stuck in the middle, you wonder how long Maurice can last. (23)

24. New Jersey Devils. Zzzzz. Zzzzz. Zzzzz. (24)

25. Vancouver Canucks. With no goalie market league-wide, Miller stayed put at the deadline. (25)

26. Detroit Red Wings. Selloff complete, playoff streak about to end. (27)

27. Carolina Hurricanes. You wonder how Peters' Lack rant will play in dressing room. (26)

28. Dallas Stars. Stink: Niemi's brutal own-goal sparks Isles' four-goal comeback. (28)

29. Arizona Coyotes. Stinkier: Zero excuse for Sabres to blow 2-0 third-period lead to this outfit Sunday. (29)

30. Colorado Avalanche. Stinkiest: Love that minus-83 goal differential. (30)

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