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Mike Harrington's NHL Power Rankings

At All-Star break. Last week's rankings in parentheses.

1. Tampa Bay Lightning.  Home team is only club with more than two players at All-Star Game. (2)

2. Vegas Golden Knights. Loss to Islanders snaps home point streak at 12 games.  (1)

3. Boston Bruins. Point streak of 18 games (14-0-4) is longest since 1968-69 season. (3)

4. Nashville Predators. Vegas is game's best story, Preds are probably West's best team. (5)

5. Washington Capitals.  Ovechkin is 43rd player with 500 goals and 500 assists. (4)

6. Winnipeg Jets.  Is this the year they finally win first playoff series since move from Atlanta? (6)

7. St. Louis Blues.  Schenn has goals in four straight games. (7)

8. Dallas Stars. Sharpened their swords by embarrassing Sabres, which may have sparked Buffalo turnaround. (9)

9.  Toronto Maple Leafs. What's goalie interference? After two bizarre calls, they don't know and neither do we.  (13)

10. San Jose Sharks. Hit break second  in Pacific, where not many people thought they'd be. (15)

11. Colorado Avalanche.  A fast turnaround that gives Sabres hope for 2018-19. (12)

12. Calgary Flames. No regulation losses in 10 games but four straight Ls, all in OT or shootouts. (14)

13 Columbus Blue Jackets.  Werenski gets All-Star call with Jones felled by flu. (10)

14. Los Angeles Kings.  Have fallen out of playoff slot with 3-7 slide. (11)

15. Minnesota Wild.  Complete no-show in Pittsburgh. (16)

16. Anaheim Ducks. Miller stymies Jets, takes over all-time shootout victory lead with 59. (19)

17. Pittsburgh Penguins.  Crosby one goal from becoming 95th player to 400. (20)

18 New Jersey Devils.  Major slump hitting without Hall in lineup. (8)

19. New York Rangers. Can't be in playoff slot with 8-12-2 road record. (18)

20. Philadelphia Flyers. With Super Bowl in offing, Eagles coach Pederson does honors for ceremonial faceoff. (21)

21. New York Islanders.  League doing due diligence for new Nassau Coliseum to host starting in 2019-20. Right move. (22)

22. Chicago Blackhawks.  DeBrincat joins Larmer (1982-83) as club's only rookies with two hat tricks in a season. (17)

23. Carolina Hurricanes.  Stempniak get four points in first six games after making season debut. (23)

24. Edmonton Oilers. Stinker vs. Sabres makes you forget they've won four of five. (27)

25. Montreal Canadiens. Fascinated to see if they deal Pacioretty at deadline. (25)

26. Detroit Red Wings. Got pounded at home by Blackhawks. (26)

27. Florida Panthers. Barkov joins Eichel in making All-Star debut. (24)

28. Vancouver Canucks.  Vanek just waiting on yet another deadline move. (28)

29. Ottawa Senators. With land deal struck, construction on new downtown arena should start next year. (29)

30. Buffalo Sabres.  Now go play that way in front of the home folks. (30)

31. Arizona Coyotes.  Keller has disappeared after fast start,  with only three goals in the last 34 games. (31)

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