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Mike Harrington's NHL Power Rankings

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

1. Tampa Bay Lightning.  Suffered first shutout loss of season in OT defeat to Blues. (1)

2. Calgary Flames. Game of the Week potential Tuesday night in Tampa. (2)

3. San Jose Sharks. Kane scores twice in Saddledome dousing of Flames. (5)

4. Winnipeg Jets.  Stunning slump for Laine with just two goals in 22 games. (3)

5. Nashville Predators.  Devils' Boyle a nice pickup for fourth line and power play. (4)

6. Toronto Maple Leafs. With Nylander and Matthews now signed, Marner is next. (7)

7. New York Islanders.  Lead Metro in points and with plus-25 goal differential. (6)

8. Montreal Canadiens.  No. 3 overall pick Kotkaniemi has all 10 of his goals at home. (11)

9. Vegas Golden Knights. Karlsson: 43 goals, plus-49 rating last year; 17 goals, minus-6 this year. (8)

10. Boston Bruins.  Open five-game Western roadie Friday in Anaheim. (12)

11. Washington Capitals. Ovechkin still atop league's goal chart at 37. (9)

12. Pittsburgh Penguins. Just 3-6-1 in last 10 and barely hanging on in wild-card race. (10)

13. Columbus Blue Jackets. Broke five-game skid with wins in Colorado and Arizona. (13)

14. Carolina Hurricanes. Lead NHL with 12 wins since Jan. 1. (15)

15. Dallas Stars.  Tough trip this week to Florida, Tampa Bay, Carolina. (16)

16. Buffalo Sabres. Does November seem like 10 years ago? (18)

17. Minnesota Wild.  Koivu injury might be killer blow to playoff hopes. (14)

18. St. Louis Blues. Rookie goalie Binnington (8-1-1, 1.70/.931) has led turnaround to playoff spot. (24)

19. Philadelphia Flyers. Eight-game winning streak ends in shootout loss to Kings. (23)

20. Vancouver Canucks. Pettersson gets to 25 goals on the road to 40. (19)

21. New York Rangers.  Incredible ceremony at MSG to honor 25th anniversary of '94 Cup champs. (22)

22. Colorado Avalanche.  Complete collapse with 5-15-4 mark in 24-game stretch. (17)

23. Chicago Blackhawks.  Kane point streak hits 13 games, scoring tally hits 37 points in last 19 games. (27)

24. Edmonton Oilers. Fell apart as Hawks burned them in five-goal third. (25)

25. Florida Panthers. Positioning themselves for big summer in free agency, perhaps making bid for Panarin and Bobrovsky.  (26)

26. Arizona Coyotes. Tocchet's crew surviving in the face of rash of injuries. (20)

27. Anaheim Ducks. Dropped 18 of 20 games is franchise-altering fall that could lead to deadline selloff. (21)

28. Los Angeles Kings. Letter from team president Robitaille calls Muzzin trade "difficult but necessary step." (30)

29. Detroit Red Wings. Expect Vanek to again move at deadline to a contender. (28)

30. New Jersey Devils. GM Shero says Taylor Hall is going nowhere. (29)

31. Ottawa Senators. Lost in Toronto despite 44-30 edge in shots. (31)

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