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The Sports Network's NHL Power Poll

(As of Tuesday, December 23)

By Dan Di Sciullo, NHL Editor

TeamRecordPrevious Rank
1. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS22-7-52
   Mumps, injuries and all, Pens are flying high in the East.
2. ANAHEIM DUCKS23-8-56
   Andersen has been an effective workhorse in net.
3. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS23-10-29
   Sluggish start a distant memory.
4. NASHVILLE PREDATORS22-9-24
   Replacing Trotz with Laviolette seems like an inspired move.
5. NEW YORK ISLANDERS23-11-01
   Tavares' scoring is down, but Isles are way up.
6. MONTREAL CANADIENS22-11-27
   Habs putting late-November/early-December swoon behind them.
7. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING21-11-43
   Bolts going through up-and-down month.
8. ST. LOUIS BLUES21-10-38
   Brodeur experiment not going so well.
9. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS20-12-311
   Still suffering from defensive lapses but it's been more good than bad.
10. SAN JOSE SHARKS19-11-515
   Whispers of McLellan's demise were a tad bit premature, it seems.
11. DETROIT RED WINGS18-8-912
   Offensive woes contributed to a recent six-game slide.
12. VANCOUVER CANUCKS20-11-25
   Club hit first real rough patch of the season in December.
13. NEW YORK RANGERS18-10-418
   Things starting to come together for defending East champs.
14. LOS ANGELES KINGS17-11-713
   Cup winners have only shown glimpses of its championship form in 2014-15.
15. WINNIPEG JETS18-10-714
   Maurice's boys trying to work through a rash of injuries on the blueline.
16. WASHINGTON CAPITALS17-11-621
   Not much to rave or complain about in Trotz's first season as Caps coach.
17. BOSTON BRUINS18-14-317
   Inconsistent B's have been of the league's most disappointing teams.
18. CALGARY FLAMES18-15-310
   Quick start is looking like a mirage.
19. FLORIDA PANTHERS15-9-820
   Young club hanging in there in the East.
20. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS14-14-627
   Recent surge is promising, but can Flyers maintain it?
21. MINNESOTA WILD16-13-316
   Normally a team strength, goaltending has been abysmal in St. Paul.
22. OTTAWA SENATORS14-14-619
   Sens' depth problems now new head coach Dave Cameron's problem.
23. COLORADO AVALANCHE13-13-822
   Varlamov is back from groin injury, could be spark Avs need.
24. DALLAS STARS14-14-523
   Too many holes on defense for Ruff's club.
25. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS14-16-329
   December surge has gone a long way toward negating awful start.
26. NEW JERSEY DEVILS12-17-724
   Scoring woes still plaguing Devils.
27. BUFFALO SABRES13-19-328
   Looks like Sabres don't want the No. 1 pick after all.
28. ARIZONA COYOTES12-18-425
   If only the Coyotes got to play Edmonton every night.
29. CAROLINA HURRICANES10-20-426
   Skinner hasn't looked the same since most recent concussion.
30. EDMONTON OILERS7-21-730
   Firing Eakins has done little to spark lowly Oilers.

As of December 24, 2014, at 11:24 AM ET