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Mike Harrington's NHL Power Rankings

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

1. Boston Bruins.  Crazy win in Calgary: Tied 3-3 through 12 minutes, no goals in final 39 minutes. (1)

2. Tampa Bay Lightning. Outscored foes, 38-19, in 11-game win streak that ended in Vegas. (2)

3. Pittsburgh Penguins.  Erased 13-point deficit against Caps since Dec. 4. (4)

4. Washington Capitals.  Goals-against average is an ugly 3.75 in February. (3)

5. St. Louis Blues. Back-to-back shutouts for Binnington -- on only 31 combined saves. (5)

6. Colorado Avalanche.  Sabres visit Wednesday, having lost last four meetings by a combined score of 20-6. (6)

7. Dallas Stars.  Have gone 3-2 in five February overtime games. (8)

8. Philadelphia Flyers. Swept crucial home-and-home set with Columbus. (9)

9. New York Islanders. Fell behind Flyers in Metro and slipped into wild-card race. (7)

10. Columbus Blue Jackets. Seems impossible they can survive all their injuries. (10)

11. Vegas Golden Knights.  Martinez scores in debut win over Tampa after trade from LA. (16)

12. Carolina Hurricanes. NHL-best 5-0 mark in shootouts has added key points. (12)

13. Toronto Maple Leafs.  Andersen blanks Pens, becomes first goalie in franchise history with four straight 25-win seasons since Cujo. (13)

14. Edmonton Oilers.  Home loss to Wild prevented a jump into Pacific lead. (14)

15. Vancouver Canucks. Huge season for Miller, tied with Pettersson for team goal lead with 24. (11)

16. Florida Panthers.  Started 2-1 on key Western roadie. (15)

17. New York Rangers.  Just 7th in Metro with 32 wins -- same number as Pacific-leading Vegas. (20)

18. Winnipeg Jets.  Maurice in KeyBank for Sunday matinee, first of two meetings in two weeks vs. close friend Krueger. (21)

19. Calgary Flames. This core gets broken up if it misses the playoffs. (17)

20. Nashville Predators. Still only two points out of West wild card. (18)

21. Arizona Coyotes. Slipped out of playoff spot thanks mostly to 1-9-1 road slump.  (19)

22. Minnesota Wild. Hat trick for Spurgeon from blueline in win at Edmonton. (23)

23. Montreal Canadiens. Pondering sign or trade scenarios with Kovalchuk. (22)

24. Buffalo Sabres. Time to put up "Roster For Sale" signs after flameout in Ottawa. (24)

25. Chicago Blackhawks. Another playoff miss; amazing they haven't won a series since '15 Cup final. (25)

26. San Jose Sharks.  Wondering if Thornton agrees to finish his career chasing Cup somewhere else. (26)

27. New Jersey Devils. Made major moves dealing Greene and Coleman. (28)

28. Anaheim Ducks. Took on Backes' contract and dealt Kase all to get a low first-round pick from Boston? Weird. (27)

29. Ottawa Senators. Should be working hard to re-sign Pageau rather than trading him. (29)

30. Los Angeles Kings.  Clifford-Toffoli-Martinez combined on '14 Cup winner in double OT and all got traded within a month. (30)

31. Detroit Red Wings.  Hard to believe they went 4-0 vs. Habs. (31)

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