Power rankings / Mike Harrington ranks all 30 NHL teams

(Through Thursday night’s games. Last week in parentheses)

1. Pittsburgh Penguins. Fleury stays hot, collects 300th win. (3)

2. Montreal Canadiens. Pack-it-in kings: Won 16 games but outscored, 30-3, in six regulation losses. (1)

3. Tampa Bay Lightning. With PP exploding, Stamkos on 56-goal pace. (4)

4. New York Islanders. Entered weekend on 9-1 roll and tied for NHL lead with 16 wins. Crazy. (6)

5. Anaheim Ducks. With Beauchamin down, made deal with Tampa for Brewer. (2)

6. Nashville Predators. Execs from coast to coast still can’t believe Forsberg for Erat. (8)

7. Vancouver Canucks. Spending two weeks, seven games on the road. (5)

8. St. Louis Blues. Ferguson protests stayed peaceful near downtown arena. (10)

9. Calgary Flames. Plans to replace Saddledome face huge hurdles to get public subsidies. (11)

10. Los Angeles Kings. Toffoli has four short-handed goals – more than 28 teams. (7)

11. Detroit Red Wings. Prospects blooming: Nyquist and Tatar have combined for 19 goals. (12)

12. Chicago Blackhawks. Return home Wednesday after six-game, 11-day Western roadie. (13)

13. Boston Bruins. 18-year-old Pastrnak gets callup, spot on Bergeron’s line. (9)

14. Winnipeg Jets. Lowry lucky he didn’t get 3-4 games on Kaleta hit. (14)

15. Toronto Maple Leafs. Return of Komarov has been big help to puck possession numbers. (18)

16. Minnesota Wild. One goal in 21 games for Vanek. One. (15)

17. Ottawa Senators. Alfredsson to sign one-day deal, retire as a Sen. As he should. (17)

18. New York Rangers. Nice to have a backup like Talbot with 2.21 GAA and .924 save percentage. (20)

19. San Jose Sharks. McLellan’s days are dwindling. (16)

20. Florida Panthers. Still only two regulation road losses, tied for NHL lead. (22)

21. Washington Capitals. Don’t get the sense they’re buying into Trotz. (19)

22. New Jersey Devils. Brodeur in a Blues note will look bizarre. (21)

23. Dallas Stars. Garbutt is lucky scummy knee-on-knee at Oilers’ Hall only got two games. (23)

24. Arizona Coyotes. Are 6-2 inside Pacific but 3-9-3 outside it. (24)

25. Colorado Avalanche. O’Reilly has three goals and is minus-12. Don’t hear that star talk about him around here anymore. (25)

26. Philadelphia Flyers. Voracek’s big season going to waste. (26)

27. Carolina Hurricanes. Have to say something about them every week? Yeesh. (27)

28. Columbus Blue Jackets. With 24 points in 21 games, guess Johansen didn’t need training camp. (28)

29. Edmonton Oilers. Rub-your-eyes numbers: 0-11-2 vs. West, 6-3-1 vs. East. (29)

30. Buffalo Sabres. Play Lightning four times in next 19 games. Ouch. (30)

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