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The Sports Network's NHL Power Poll

(As of Tuesday, December 2)

By Dan Di Sciullo, NHL Editor

TeamRecordPrevious Rank
1. NEW YORK ISLANDERS18-7-08
   Recent home-and-home sweep of Pens puts Isles in top spot.
2. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS17-5-24
   Pens off to great start but playoffs will be the real test.
3. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING17-6-32
   Bolts did well without Hedman, but his return is certain welcome.
4. NASHVILLE PREDATORS16-6-23
   Forsberg, Laviolette and Rinne early favorites for awards.
5. VANCOUVER CANUCKS17-7-16
   Is turnaround more a result of Desjardins' arrival or Torts' departure?
6. ANAHEIM DUCKS15-6-51
   Ducks coming off an inconsistent November.
7. MONTREAL CANADIENS17-7-27
   Habs trying to put recent rough patch behind them.
8. ST. LOUIS BLUES16-6-25
   Elliott injury opened the door for Brodeur's return.
9. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS15-8-111
   Blackhawks starting to look like a dominant force again.
10. CALGARY FLAMES16-8-212
   Giordano could be a Hart finalist if Flames keep up early pace.
11. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS13-8-39
   Looks like 9-2 loss to Nashville was a wake-up call.
12. DETROIT RED WINGS14-6-517
   When healthy, Datsyuk has been fantastic for Wings.
13. LOS ANGELES KINGS13-7-513
   Regular-season struggles are nothing new for defending champs.
14. WINNIPEG JETS12-9-414
   Defense and goaltending has been key to club's success.
15. SAN JOSE SHARKS12-10-418
   Team in transition has struggled to create new identity.
16. MINNESOTA WILD13-9-121
   Still waiting for Vanek to find goal-scoring tough.
17. BOSTON BRUINS14-11-110
   Chara, Krejci injuries have hurt Julien's club.
18. NEW YORK RANGERS11-9-419
   At least we know the Blueshirts can still beat the Flyers.
19. OTTAWA SENATORS10-9-515
   MacLean's club plagued by a lack of depth.
20. FLORIDA PANTHERS10-7-622
   Cats quietly staying afloat in East playoff race.
21. WASHINGTON CAPITALS10-10-416
   Still working out the kinks under Trotz.
22. COLORADO AVALANCHE9-11-525
   Avs need to find some of last season's mojo, and fast.
23. DALLAS STARS9-11-524
   Seguin's prolific scoring hasn't been enough for disappointing team.
24. NEW JERSEY DEVILS9-12-423
   Schneider's first season as No. 1 not going as planned.
25. ARIZONA COYOTES10-13-327
   Tippett's magic no longer working.
26. CAROLINA HURRICANES8-13-326
   Slowly turning it around after winless October.
27. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS8-13-320
   Berube could be scapegoat for club's dismal performance.
28. BUFFALO SABRES9-14-230
   Has snow brought winning ways to Buffalo?
29. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS7-15-229
   Season has been one long parade of injuries.
30. EDMONTON OILERS6-15-428
   Same old story in Edmonton.

As of December 3, 2014, at 12:42 PM ET