By Frank Seravalli
Daily News

Here are our latest power rankings through games played on Dec. 15, 2010:

Rank
Team
Record
Comment
1.
Philadelphia (3)
21-7-5
9-1-3 in their last 13 games
2.
Detroit (1)
20-7-3
An astounding 8-3-1 on the road
3.
Pittsburgh (2)
21-10-2
Lost 2 straight after 12 consecutive wins
4.
Vancouver (10)
17-8-4
Best power play in the NHL
5.
Montreal (6)
18-11-2
Not deep but strong defensively and in net
6.
Dallas (5)
18-10-2
Still trying to figure out Stars’ poor special teams
7.
Boston (9)
16-9-4
1st in the NHL in goals against (1.9 gpg)
8.
Nashville (13)
16-8-6
Survived through massive injuries
9.
Washington (4)
18-10-2
Time for Bruce Boudreau to go?
10.
N.Y. Rangers (17)
19-13-1
Quietly keeping up with pace in the Atlantic
11.
Chicago (NC)
16-14-3
Patrick Sharp leads with 17 goals
12.
Tampa Bay (7)
17-10-4
Second-best home record in NHL
13.
Atlanta (16)
17-11-4
Just two points back of Capitals in Southeast
14.
Colorado (19)
17-10-4
Winners of 4 in a row
15.
Los Angeles (12)
17-10-1
Beat the Wings in Detroit, 5-0, on Monday
16.
Phoenix (8)
14-10-3
Goals for / Goals against ratio is just +1
17.
San Jose (14)
15-11-5
6-8-1 at MSG, 10-4 on road. Strange?
18.
Columbus (NC)
16-11-3
26th ranked special teams aren’t special
19.
St. Louis (15)
14-10-5
Struggled to 3-5-2 in their last 10 games
20.
Anaheim (21)
17-13-4
Extended coach Randy Carlyle for one year
21.
Carolina (22)
13-12-4
Canes have just 1 scorer (Staal) in double digit goals
22.
Minnesota (20)
13-12-4
Defenseman Burns leads team in scoring? Yikes
23.
Buffalo (24)
13-14-4
Drew Stafford picked up 3rd career hat trick Wed.
24.
Calgary (26)
13-15-3
Where would Flames be without Iginla?
25.
Toronto (28)
12-14-4
Leafs are 7-5-1 with Phaneuf in the lineup
26.
Ottawa (25)
13-16-3
Tough stretch through the end of 2010
27.
Edmonton (23)
11-14-5
Lost two in a row
28.
Florida (27)
16-16-0
Play decent defense but worst PP in NHL
29.
New Jersey (NC)
9-19-2
Staggering 1-5-0 in December
30.
N.Y. Islanders (NC)
5-18-5
Have lost 20 of their last 21 games