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Mike Harrington's NHL Power Rankings

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

1. Vegas Golden Knights.  Smashing all expansion records, leading tight Presidents Trophy chase with 21 games left. (2)

2. Tampa Bay Lightning.  Kunitz, owner of four Cups, gets 600th career point. (1)

3. Nashville Predators.  Expect a big move up front to join return of Fisher. (4)

4. Boston Bruins. Added Holden from Rangers to bolster blueline. (3).

5. Winnipeg Jets.  Five points out of first overall and no one has really noticed. (5)

6.  Toronto Maple Leafs.  Holding their breath about Matthews' shoulder issue. (6)

7. Pittsburgh Penguins. Brassard trade a big move with three-peat on their minds. (10)

8. Washington Capitals.  Anchors Aweigh: Host Leafs outside at Naval Academy Saturday night.  (7)

9. Philadelphia Flyers.  Ten straight without a regulation loss (8-0-2) puts them square in bid for Metro title. (13)

10. Minnesota Wild.  Took bite out of Big Apple with wins over Isles, Devils, Rangers. (12)

11. Dallas Stars. Salvaged finale of California trip with shutout win in LA. (8)

12. San Jose Sharks. Outscored, 10-2, in losses at Nashville and Chicago. (11)

13. Anaheim Ducks. Went 6-1-1, with all eight games decided by one or two goals.  (15)

14. St. Louis Blues.  Dropped to fifth in Central with disastrous 0-4-1 slide. (9)

15. Calgary Flames. Seems like they won't figure out home/road dilemma of 13-14-4 vs. 18-8-5. (14)

16. Los Angeles Kings. The love for Eden's Iafallo here last weekend was super cool to see. (18)

Kings' Iafallo lives the dream playing in his hometown vs. Sabres

17. New Jersey Devils. Not enough chatter about Hall for Hart. There should be. Huge season. (17)

18. Colorado Avalanche.  Starting to fall to bottom of wild-card contenders. (16)

19. New York Islanders. Looks like they're standing pat in goal.  (19)

20. Carolina Hurricanes.  One point out of playoff spot with a minus-23 goal differential. (20)

21. Columbus Blue Jackets.  Just 3-5-1 in division games in February. (21)

22. Chicago Blackhawks. Won three out of four while reduced to spoiler role. (24)

23. Florida Panthers. Bravo to Stoneman Douglas ceremony and Luongo's stirring speech. (23)

24. New York Rangers. Management's tanking message ruined locker room: Six straight Ls, last in Metro. (22)

25. Detroit Red Wings.  Couldn't get saved by the bell in OT against Sabres. (25)

26. Montreal Canadiens. Team to watch at deadline if they undergo huge selloff. (26)

27. Edmonton Oilers.  GM Chiarelli has lots of explaining to do about being 26th overall. (27)

28. Vancouver Canucks.  Boeser closing on rookie season of 30 goals. (28)

29. Ottawa Senators. In stunning call, "Open for Business" sign includes Karlsson. (29)

30. Buffalo Sabres.  Still no shootouts since opening night but went to final second of OT in Detroit. (30)

31. Arizona Coyotes.  Continue to insist Ekman-Larsson is not available. (31)

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