’s NHL power rankings

1. Blackhawks  20-5-4  +1

GOOD NEWS: Puck-rushing defenseman Duncan Keith enjoyed a six-assist week to spark the Blackhawks offense. He scored points in 13 of the 15 November games.

2. Sharks  19-3-5  +1

GOOD NEWS: Brent Burns is back! The former defenseman delivered his first career hat trick in his new role as a power forward.

3. Blues  18-5-3  -2

GOOD NEWS: In his last full season in Calgary, Jay Bouwmeester scored 29 points with a minus-21 rating in 82 games. This season he had 19 points and a plus-13 rating after 26 games.

4. Bruins  18-7-2  +1

GOOD NEWS: Rookie defenseman Torey Krug scored seven goals in his first 27 games, putting him on a 20-goal pace.

5. Avalanche  19-6-0  +1

GOOD NEWS: Goaltender Semyon Varlamov proved his early success was not a fluke. This team still has the NHL’s fourth-lowest goals-against average.

6. Ducks  18-7-5  -2

GOOD NEWS: Corey Perry put 106 shots on goal and scored 15 times in his first 29 games.

7. Kings  18-7-4  —

GOOD NEWS: Anze Kopitar took charge offensively, scoring points in 10 games during a 14-game stretch.

8. Penguins  19-9-1  —

GOOD NEWS: Evgeni Malkin finally broke out, scoring nine points in four games last week while earning a plus-5 rating.

9. Coyotes  16-7-4  +1

GOOD NEWS: Winger Radim Vrbata scored 10 points during a nine-game stretch.

10. Lightning  16-10-1  +1

GOOD NEWS: They scored nine goals in back-to-back home victories over the Flyers and Rangers.

11. Red Wings  14-8-7  +5

GOOD NEWS: After scoring just six points during an 11-game span, Johan Franzen scored seven points in a four-game span.

12. Canadiens  17-9-3  +5

GOOD NEWS: Winger Max Pacioretty finally hit stride, scoring eight times during a seven-game span.

13. Wild  16-8-5  -4

GOOD NEWS: This team checks like crazy when Josh Harding starts in goal. They have allowed an average of 23 shots in his 14 victories. He went 8-2-2 with a 1.88 goals-against average, .926 save percentage and one shutout in November.

14. Capitals  14-12-2  —

GOOD NEWS: Alex Ovechkin scored 21 goals in his first 25 games.

15. Stars  13-9-4  —

GOOD NEWS: Only three Western Conference teams had more road victories coming into Tuesday’s action.

16. Rangers  14-14-0  +2

GOOD NEWS: Rookie winger Chris Kreider bolstered the Blue Shirt offense by scoring 16 points in his first 21 games.

17. Canucks  15-10-5  -5

GOOD NEWS: At least the Canucks are trying to score. They ranked third in the league with 32.9 shots per game.

18. Flyers  13-13-2  +1

GOOD NEWS: They soared back into the playoff race by going 8-2-1 during an 11-game stretch last month. They allowed two or fewer goals 11 times during a 14-game span.

19. Devils  11-12-6  +1

GOOD NEWS: Defenseman Andy Greene enjoyed a rare six-game scoring streak.

20. Maple Leafs  14-11-3  -7

GOOD NEWS: Phil Kessel stayed busy in his first 27 games, putting 107 shots on goal and scoring 14 times.

21. Predators  13-12-3  —

GOOD NEWS: Marek Mazanec earned rookie of month honors while posting a .932 save percentage in place of the ailing Pekka Rinne.

22. Jets 13-12-4  +2

GOOD NEWS: They won three of their first four games on their critical six-game road trip.

23. Hurricanes 11-12-5  -1

GOOD NEWS: Veteran goaltender Cam Ward got healthy and beat the Devils and Senators in back-to-back starts.

24. Senators  11-13-4  -1

GOOD NEWS: Clark MacArthur scored 20 points in his first 28 games with a plus-10 rating.

25. Islanders  8-15-5  —

GOOD NEWS: Newcomer Thomas Vanek had eight points and a plus-3 rating in his first 11 games with this team.

26. Oilers  9-18-2  —

GOOD NEWS: Goaltender Devan Dubnyk finally snapped out of his season-long funk.

27. Blue Jackets  11-14-3    —

GOOD NEWS: Play-making forward Ryan Johansen filled the team’s offensive void with a six-point week.

28. Flames  9-13-4  —

GOOD NEWS: Perennial scorer Mike Cammalleri notched 10 goals in his first 19 games this season.

29. Panthers 7-16-5  —

GOOD NEWS: GM Dale Tallon has some interesting trade chips to move for some longer-term assets.

30. Sabres 6-20-2  —

GOOD NEWS: Pat LaFontaine is earning good PR while assembling his new hockey management team.