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Mike Harrington's NHL Power Rankings

Through Saturday's games. Last week in parentheses.

1. Washington Capitals. Holtby joines Brodeur, Nabokov as only NHL goalies to post three straight 40-win seasons. (1)

2. Chicago Blackhawks. Aside from 7-0 hiccup in Florida, they're rolling and primed for deep run. (4)

3. Columbus Blue Jackets. Just not fair stupid format sentences great season to first-rounder with Pittsburgh. (3).

4. Pittsburgh Penguins. Murray stops OT 3-on-0 in shootout victory over Rangers. (2)

5. New York Rangers. Vesey sits as a healthy scratch. Summer was out of control. (7)

6. Montreal Canadiens. Closing strong to lock up Atlantic title. (8)

7. Edmonton Oilers. McDavid with 19 points in 10-game streak, six to go to reach 100. (12)

8. Anaheim Ducks. Are 26-8-4 at home with three left. (10)

9. Minnesota Wild. Pominville plays in 900th NHL game, but slide has now reached 4-11-2.. (5)

10. Calgary Flames. Tied for Pacific lead with 44 wins but have fewer loser points than other contenders. (9)

11. San Jose Sharks. Their 1-8 collapse came completely without warning. (6)

12. Toronto Maple Leafs. First team since Flyers and Flames of 1983-84 with five rookies with 10+ goals; Matthews up to 38! (16)

13. St. Louis Blues. Can avoid Hawks and get reeling Wild by finishing third in Central. (15)

14. Ottawa Senators. Anderson seems to be favorite for Masterton Trophy for perseverance. (11)

15. Nashville Predators. May be keeping Illinois fans out of Bridgestone for first round again. (14)

16. Boston Bruins. Rask matches career-high with seventh shutout in blanking of Stars. (13)

17. Tampa Bay Lightning. Hedman's 66 points set franchise mark for a defenseman. (18)

18. Carolina Hurricanes. Franchise-record point streak ends at 13 (9-0-4) and may a tad too late. (22)

19. Philadelphia Flyers. Thinking good thoughts for old friend Neuvirth after scary collapse. (21)

20. New York Islanders. Tavares' damaged hammy ends playoff hopes, maybe his career in Brooklyn. (17)

21. Los Angeles Kings. Iginla's 100th GWG prevents Flames from playoff clincher. (19)

22. Winnipeg Jets. Scheifele joins Laine with 30-goal season. (24)

23. Florida Panthers. Rowe has to decide if he's staying behind the bench. (20)

24. Buffalo Sabres. Three home games in four days and then it's see you in the fall. (23)

25. Dallas Stars. You wonder how much Lindy would be on Vegas' radar. (26)

26. Detroit Red Wings. Host Sens, Habs, Devils in final week at The Joe. (25)

27. Vancouver Canucks. Miller is club's Masterton nominee. (27)

28. New Jersey Devils. Elias announces retirement, will skate with team during warmup prior to Saturday's home finale. (28)

29. Arizona Coyotes. Upset of Caps kicked off Final Four weekend in the desert. (29)

30. Colorado Avalanche. About to become first 55-loss team in regulation since expansion Thrashers of 2000 dropped 57. (30)

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