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Mike Harrington's NHL power rankings

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Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews celebrates his overtime goal against the Dallas Stars on Thursday, April 7, 2022, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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

1. Colorado Avalanche. Injured Kadri may be out until playoffs. (1)

2. Florida Panthers. Depth among their forwards lines is startling. (2)

3. Carolina Hurricanes.  Sabres saw intense forecheck pressure. (3)

4. Toronto Maple Leafs. Matthews sets franchise mark with No. 55 at Dallas, gets 56 in OT. (5)

5. New York Rangers. Will go as far as Shesterkin can take them. (7)

6. Calgary Flames. Gaudreau will get first career 100-point season. (9)

7. Tampa Bay Lightning. Sabres return Sunday for first time since November, 2019. (4)

8. Boston Bruins. Marchand joins Pastrnak in 30-goal club. (8)

9. Pittsburgh Penguins. Letang has 53 assists among his 60 points. (6)

10. Minnesota Wild.  Fleury's first four: 3-1, 2.30/.930. (10)

11. St. Louis Blues. Rugged opponent for Sabres to host on Thursday. (11)

12. Edmonton Oilers. First California sweep in franchise history. (13)

13. Nashville Predators.  Josi sets franchise record with 87th point. (14)

14. Washington Capitals. Not enough goaltending to survive a first-round series.(12)

15. Los Angeles Kings. Fell behind Oilers in battle for second in Pacific. (15)

16. Dallas Stars. Not taking advantage of games in hand over Vegas. (16)

17. Vegas Golden Knights. Eichel with 10 goals, 18 points in 24 games. (17)

18. Vancouver Canucks. Everything came up blackjack in road rout of Vegas. (20)

19. New York Islanders. Will simply run out of time in bid to catch Caps. (19)

20. Winnipeg Jets. Lost three straight with Connor on Covid list. (18)

21Columbus Blue Jackets.  Dud of a season for Korpisalo, who needs hip surgery. (21)

22. San Jose Sharks. In wake of Wilson's resignation, new GM hire will have big rebuild ahead. (22)

23. Anaheim Ducks. Fabulous career for 2003 draftee Getzlaf, who announces retirement. (24)

24. Detroit Red Wings.  Two-game win streak kept Sabres from getting ahead of them. (25)

25. Buffalo Sabres. Feel the Power that will be added to the defense corps. (23)

26. Chicago Blackhawks. Blanked at home by Kraken. Yeesh. (26)

27. Ottawa Senators. Stuetzle down with knee injury from game vs. Habs. (27)

28. Philadelphia Flyers. Sabres' home-and-home with them next weekend a tad easier than ones with Canes and Panthers. (28)

29. Seattle Kraken.  Grubauer gets 20th career shutout in win at Chicago. (30)

30. New Jersey Devils. Not much left to watch with Hughes out for season. (29)

31. Montreal Canadiens. Season-high seven goals in win at New Jersey. (32)

32. Arizona Coyotes. Big reception for Ekman-Larsson as he returns with Canucks. (31)

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