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Rank   Team Record   Change   Comment
1 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 30-10-6
▲ 4
Ryan Getzlaf is in the midst of an MVP type season. His linemate Corey Perry has scored 19 goals despite having missed 15 games.
2 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators 30-10-4
▼ 1
Goalie Pekka Rinne will be out four more weeks, but so far the team has been okay.
3 New York Rangers New York Rangers 26-13-4
▲ 4
The Rangers are still winning hockey games, and just made the smart move of signing defenseman Marc Staal to a longterm deal.
4 Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning 29-14-4
▼ 2
Tampa will need to improve on their 11-10-3 road record if they truly have aspirations of greatness.
5 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 28-13-4
▲ 4
Goalie Brian Elliott has returned and goalie Martin Brodeur is taking a week off to ponder his future. All that matters is the team has won four straight.
6 New York Islanders New York Islanders 30-14-1
▼ 3
On one fateful day in October 2014, GM Garth Snow acquired Nick Leddy, Johnny Boychuk and Jaroslav Halak. The rest is history.
7 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 28-13-3
▼ 3
Montreal beat the Islanders on Saturday night and have a big test against Nashville coming up on Tuesday.
8 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 28-15-2
▼ 2
The team has sputtered a bit without Kris Versteeg. He may not be great, but he fits perfectly with Brad Richards and Patrick Kane.
9 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 24-16-6
▲ 3
It is officially time to stop writing about the downfall of the Bruins.
10 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 26-12-6
▼ 2
When the Penguins are in a funk, it gets really bad. This is where not being a puck-possession team really hurts.
11 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks 25-15-3
Vancouver is still playing consistently, but may look to add another scorer for the second half push.
12 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings 26-11-9
▲ 5
As it turns out, the team can live without goalie Jimmy Howard. So says their four-game win streak.
13 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 24-16-6
▲ 1
Joe Thornton has been back for four games after a stint on IR, but is a -6 since returning. It's a pretty good bet he is not yet 100%.
14 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings 20-14-11
▼ 4
To say the team has only three losses in regulation in the last 10 games is the polite way of saying they are 3-3-4 in the last 10.
15 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 19-17-10
▲ 4
It is as though some type of magical season-rejuvenating pixie dust has been sprinkled on the team.
16 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 24-13-8
▲ 2
The transformation of Alex Ovechkin into a responsible hockey player continues: 25 goals, and a plus/minus rating of +12.
17 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 24-18-3
▲ 3
Calgary is hanging tough in the Western Conference playoff race. Big games against division rivals Los Angeles and Anaheim this week.
18 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 20-13-10
▼ 5
Losers of four straight, Panthers are going to have to be careful this doesn't snowball.
19 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets 25-14-8
▼ 3
The Jets are fighting through some highs and lows, but keeping themselves in the hunt.
20 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets 19-21-3
▼ 5
They still have a chance, and Ryan Johansen is in the midst of a 13-game point streak.
21 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 21-17-7
Head coach Lindy Ruff probably thought there was no way this would be a tougher gig than coaching the Sabres.
22 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators 18-18-8
▲ 3
One of the few .500 teams which literally seems to lose every other game.
23 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 18-21-7
▲ 1
When analyzing this team, one can scratch one's head raw and be no closer to the answer.
24 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild 20-19-5
▼ 2
Acquired goalie Devan Dubnyk in an attempt to make a last ditch effort to salvage the season. We shall see how it goes.
25 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 22-21-3
▼ 2
Toronto is 2-8 in the last 10 games, and losers of four straight. They no longer have Randy Carlyle for a scapegoat, so now what?
26 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 15-25-5
▲ 3
Looking at what GM Ron Francis was as a player, it is hard to believe he has had a hand in building a team this bad.
27 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 16-22-8
▼ 1
Hard to believe this team was in the 2012 Stanley Cup final. It was thought to have been a good thing when Ilya Kovalchuk went KHL in the summer of 2012.
28 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers 11-26-9
▲ 2
Has anyone noticed Nail Yakupov has disappeared ? Five goals and six assists in 46 games. They should have traded him last season.
29 Phoenix Coyotes Phoenix Coyotes 16-24-5
▼ 2
With the trade of goaltender Devan Dubnyk, the Coyotes front office has officially thrown in the towel.
30 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres 14-30-3
▼ 2
They botched Dominik Hasek's jersey retirement and blew a three goal lead over Detroit en route to losing 11 in a row.
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