Power Rank­ings / Mike Har­ring­ton ranks all 31 NHL teams

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(Through Fri­day night’s games, last week in paren­the­ses)

Tampa Bay Light­ning. Hed­man out 3-6 weeks but es­caped ma­jor knee dam­age. (1)

Ve­gas Golden Knights. Stayed atop Western Con­fer­ence even through their bye week. (2)

Wash­ing­ton Capitals. Bea­gle fetches a bone – game-win­ning goal in fi­nal two sec­onds at Carolina. (5)

Win­nipeg Jets. Helle­buyck took over No. 1 slot in goal, has piled up 23 wins. (3)

Nashville Preda­tors. Re­turned the fa­vor from Cup fi­nal: Wore Ti­tans jer­seys to game in sup­port of city’s NFL club. (10)

Bos­ton Bru­ins. Pushed huge roll to 17-3-3 as they bat­tle Leafs for sec­ond in At­lantic. (7)

St. Re­turn from bye with in­ter­est­ing show­down Tues­day in Toronto. (4)

Los Angeles Kings. Leg­endary broad­caster Bob Miller hon­ored with statue out­side Sta­ples Cen­ter Satur­day night. (6)

Toronto Maple Leafs. Struck all the right chords in cer­e­monies for late G Johnny Bower. (8)

New Jer­sey Devils. Hall try­ing to be­come only player to win All-Star 3-on-3 tour­ney for all three years. (9)

Colum­bus Blue Jackets. Can’t lose to Sabres and Canucks on back-to-back nights. (11)

Dal­las Stars. Kling­berg gets first All-Star nod. (12)

Cal­gary Flames. Head to Carolina on Sun­day look­ing for sev­enth straight win be­fore bye. (22)

Min­nesota Wild. Snapped four-game road skid with 2-1 win in Chicago. (15)

Chicago Blackhawks. Glass is 3-1-1 in first five in goal with Craw­ford on the shelf. (19) San Jose Sharks. Started run of eight games in 13 days af­ter bye Satur­day night vs. Ari­zona. (13)

New York Rangers.

Sabres will see them again Thurs­day in New York – with about 22,000 fewer fans in the stands. (14)

Carolina Hurricanes. New owner Dun­don of­fi­cially takes over from Kar­manos. (17)

Colorado Avalanche. Won 22 games last year, won 22 in first 41 games this year. (18)

Ana­heim Ducks. Start fiveg­ame home­s­tand Wed­nes­day against Penguins. (16)

Pitts­burgh Penguins. Out­ofa play­off spot, al­beit by one point, more than half­way through the sea­son. (20)

Philadel­phia Fly­ers. Cou­turier head­ing to­ward 40-goal sea­son. (23)

New York Is­lan­ders. Worst goal­tend­ing in the league ru­in­ing their post­sea­son hopes. (21) Florida Pan­thers. Went 6-3-1 in last 10 to get within six points of play­off spot. (25)

Detroit Red Wings.

Had 41 points in 41 games dur­ing medi­ocre first half. (24)

Ed­mon­ton Oilers. Got outscored, 32-11, dur­ing 1-6-1 slump. (26)

Mon­treal Cana­di­ens.

Worst trade of the sum­mer? Here’s a vote for Ser­gachev to Tampa for Drouin. (28)

Van­cou­ver Canucks. Snapped 0-4-1 slide with first win of 2018, im­pres­sive show­ing at Colum­bus. (27)

Ot­tawa Sen­a­tors. Six road wins, five shootout losses, mi­nus-32 goal dif­fer­en­tial. (29)

Buf­falo Sabres. It’s midJan­uary and they have 11 wins. Yes, 11. Yeesh. (30)

Ari­zona Coyotes. Scored two goals in first 3 1/2 min­utes vs. Oilers. Didn’t score again. (31)

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Con­nor Helle­buyck grabbed the start­ing goal­tender job for the Win­nipeg Jets and hasn’t let it go.

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