NHL POWER RANKINGS

NHL Hockey Power Rankings

Week 25 Power rankings

Jon Rosen, Special to FOXSports.com

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Posted March 26, 2012 11:52 AM EDT

Penguins look whole again with Crosby up front and Letang on the blue line.

+4

Buffalo Sabres

-4

Colorado Avalanche

FOX SPORTS NHL POWER RANKINGS

RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

47-22 -6 - 1/13
In the six games since their returns, Sidney Crosby has 11 points and a plus-eight rating, and Kris Letang has five points and a plus-nine rating. They’ll open the week with a home-and-home series against the Islanders, so this would probably be a good time to keep Crosby active in all fantasy formats.
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47-20 -9 - 1/24
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47-21 -7 - 1/23
The battle for the first overall seed and the chance to avoid Philadelphia in the first round – maybe even the Presidents’ Trophy – could very well come down to an April 5 game in Pittsburgh. Marian Gaborik is on the verge of playing his first 82-game season in the NHL.
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4

44-23 -8 1 3/11
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5

45-21 -9 1 2/18
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6

44-28 -3 1 1/26
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44-24 -8 1 5/20
Nashville is at its peak of talent and opportunity in the franchise’s existence, and the Preds are going to earn their glory the hard way – starting with a likely first-round series against the Detroit Red Wings. Alexander Radulov has points in each of his first three games.
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8

45-25 -5 - 2/20
Nicklas Lidstrom’s return stopped a six-game skid Saturday night, but with Jimmy Howard nursing a sore groin and Joey MacDonald’s back taking him out of action, Ty Conklin has been called upon recently. Howard will look to get back into the lineup for the home-and-home series with Columbus to start the week.
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9

42-26 -8 1 2/15
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10

42-28 -6 1 6/25
What’s up with Marty? After shutting out Colorado, he has allowed 12 goals on 88 shots and has detoured from his resurgence over the last two months. It’s looking an awful like Peter DeBoer will be coaching against his former team in a 3 vs. 6 matchup with Florida.
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37-26 -12 2 6/22
Trading Jack Johnson allowed Slava Voynov to take some more minutes on the blue line, and he continues to reward the team with production. They need at least three wins from their four-game trip through Western Canada and Minnesota this week; this is a team that has had its hands full with Edmonton recently.
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12

41-29 -5 2 2/21
The Stars have been a quality road opponent this season, boding well for their crucial four-game swing through Western Canada and San Jose this week. Dallas is looking to hang its first divisional banner since 2006 and eighth since moving to Texas in 1993.
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13

36-24 -15 2 10/19
After flirting with the second seed, Florida has dropped three straight to set itself up for a first-round matchup with New Jersey. Jason Garrison has played a ton of minutes, as has Brian Campbell, who saw 31:59 of ice time in a shootout loss to Edmonton last Friday.
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14

38-27 -10 2 1/19
The Sharks’ Pacific Division dogfight starts after Monday’s game against Colorado. Beginning on Wednesday vs. an Anaheim team against which they’re 1-4, they won’t face a team outside the division the rest of the way. They’ll end the year with a home-and-home with LA.
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38-28 -10 3 7/30
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37-29 -10 4 1/27
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17

38-30 -8 1 1/21
Tomas Vokoun is hoping to return from a groin injury this week; unless he’s at his career best, this isn’t a Caps team that will do any damage in a first-round series. Braden Holtby is coming off a shutout and likely to start in net against Buffalo in Tuesday’s key matchup.
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18

37-27 -13 1 9/27
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19

40-31 -6 4 6/26
The Avs have cranked out 81 shots over their last two games – losing both – and open the week in 10th place without games in hand in the clogged Western Conference. Unless they sweep San Jose, Vancouver and Calgary in their upcoming trip, Colorado’s chances of making the postseason are low.
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20

34-27 -15 1 16/27
Losses in five straight have left the Flames needing to win their remaining six games to stand a chance at a postseason berth. Jay Bouwmeester enters the new week with 582 consecutive games played, the NHL’s sixth-longest streak all-time. He’ll have to wait another year to play in his first career playoff game.
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21

35-32 -8 - 16/30
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22

34-33 -7 1 10/28
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23

32-33 -11 1 10/30
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24

30-31 -15 2 21/30
The Canes won’t make the playoffs, but they’ll look to continue their 12-6-6 stretch and finish strong to build confidence for next season. Despite a rough night against Detroit, Justin Faulk is emerging as a versatile, competitive defenseman and an eventual defensive pillar of the franchise.
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25

33-34 -9 - 7/26
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26

31-34 -10 2 1/28
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31-33 -11 - 14/30
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28

31-36 -9 1 6/29
The Oilers have points in seven straight as they head home to play spoiler in the Pacific Division race by hosting Dallas and LA. They’ll be without Theo Peckham, who suffered a concussion in an awkward collision with the boards off of a Rick Nash hit on Sunday.
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29

29-34 -13 3 18/30
The expansion era of hockey disrupted Montreal’s three decades of Cup dominance as the championship drought will continue for a franchise-record 18th year. Their usually reliable penalty kill allowed three power-play goals in a loss at Philadelphia last Saturday.
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24-44 -7 - 27/30
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