NHL POWER RANKINGS

NHL Hockey Power Rankings

Week 24 Power rankings

Jon Rosen, Special to FOXSports.com

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Posted March 19, 2012 01:27 PM EDT

April 5 shaping up as critical date for Rangers and Penguins.

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Carolina Hurricanes

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Detroit Red Wings

FOX SPORTS NHL POWER RANKINGS

RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

44-21 -0 2 1/13
They’re not perfect, but they are 23-4-2 since Jan. 13. Sidney Crosby’s return has drawn considerable notice, but Kris Letang was a plus-five in his first game back last Thursday. Could their April 5 home game against the Rangers decide the division and the East’s top spot?
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46-19 -0 1 1/24
The Blues’ injury issues continue. Andy MacDonald is likely lost for the remainder of the regular season with a shoulder injury, though Alex Steen, Matt d’Agostini and Kris Russell are nearing their return from concussions. They’ll travel to Anaheim, LA and Phoenix this week.
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3

44-20 -0 1 1/23
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4

43-20 -0 1 2/18
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5

42-22 -0 1 3/11
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6

42-22 -0 1 5/20
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7

41-27 -0 1 1/26
Tim Thomas improved to 7-0 in shootouts on Sunday to put an end to a string of some shaky performances. Marty Turco also had trouble keeping the pucks out in backup duty. The Bruins will vie for just their second two-game winning streak since January on Monday against Toronto, which they’ve outscored 28-10 this season.
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8

44-24 -0 4 2/20
Just 1-5-1 in their last seven, the banged up Red Wings aren’t likely to get Nicklas Lidstrom back this week, while Johan Franzen is also day to day. Their schedule lightens up, with two Columbus games upcoming and only three games away from the friendly confines of Joe Louis.
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9

41-26 -0 - 6/25
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10

40-25 -0 1 2/15
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11

35-23 -0 3 10/19
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12

37-26 -0 - 7/30
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13

35-25 -0 3 6/22
Jeff Carter’s arrival has spread opposing teams out, generating more opportunities for the Williams-Kopitar-Brown line. LA has scored at least three goals in nine of 11 and enters the week one point out of first place in the hunt for what would be the club’s second division title in 43 years.
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14

39-28 -0 4 2/21
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15

39-30 -0 - 6/26
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16

36-25 -0 3 1/19
Martin Havlat doubled his season output with a two-goal, overtime game-winning performance in his second game back, a 3-2 win over Detroit on Saturday. Nine of San Jose’s 11 remaining games are against Pacific teams – three against LA, and two each against Dallas, Phoenix and Anaheim.
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17

36-26 -0 4 9/27
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18

36-30 -0 1 1/21
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19

34-26 -0 1 16/27
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20

33-29 -0 - 1/27
Buffalo has gone to overtime or a shootout in five of its last six games but hasn’t won in regulation since March 3. The Sabres haven’t taken full advantage of their recent opportunities and will likely be regretting their deflating loss to Colorado last week after 82 games.
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21

34-30 -0 - 16/30
Evander Kane extended his point streak to five games, but Sunday’s home loss to Carolina stings for a team so desperate for points. Friday’s game in Washington is likely Winnipeg’s final four-point playoff swing game of the season and one of three tough road games they’ll play this week.
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22

29-29 -0 4 21/30
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23

32-32 -0 - 10/28
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24

30-32 -0 2 10/30
Luca Sbisa’s confidence has grown this season, and he’s shown the progression Anaheim patiently waited for. Devante Smith-Pelly (19 years, 9 months) became the youngest Duck to score a shorthanded goal since Oleg Tverdovsky (18 years, 9 months) in February 1995.
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25

32-32 -0 1 7/26
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26

28-32 -0 2 18/30
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27

29-32 -0 - 14/30
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28

29-32 -0 3 1/28
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29

28-36 -0 - 6/29
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30

23-42 -0 - 27/30
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