By Frank Seravalli
Daily News

Power rankings are through games played on Sun., Dec. 6:

Rank
Team
Record
Comment
1.
Detroit
17-4-3
Best win percentage in NHL
2.
Pittsburgh
18-8-2
Winners of 9 in a row
3.
Philadelphia
17-7-4
Getting back on track with 2 straight wins
4.
Washington
18-8-2
Just 5-4-1 in their last 10 games
5.
Dallas
16-8-1
A team no one had penciled in for playoffs
6.
Montreal
17-8-2
League low 53 goals against
7.
Tampa Bay
15-9-3
Simon Gagne is back and has helped PP
8.
Phoenix
13-7-3
Just behind Dallas in strong division
9.
Boston
14-8-3
Tim Thomas has been unreal in net
10.
Vancouver
14-8-3
League’s 2nd best power play
11.
Chicago
15-12-2
Losing Kane for a short while will hurt
12.
Los Angeles
15-10-0
10-2 at home, 5-8 on road.
13.
Nashville
12-8-5
Score just 2.4 goals per game (26th)
14.
San Jose
12-9-4
Unbelievably last in division
15.
St. Louis
13-9-4
Growing pains for fast, young team
16.
Atlanta
14-10-3
7-3 in last 10 games thanks to Byfuglien
17.
N.Y. Rangers
16-12-1
6-8-1 at MSG, 10-4 on road. Strange?
18.
Columbus
14-10-1
Welcome back to Earth, Blue Jackets
19.
Colorado
13-10-3
27th in goals against (3.2 goals per game)
20.
Minnesota
11-11-4
Martin Havlat does it all for Wild
21.
Anaheim
13-13-3
Solid special teams, poor even strength
22.
Carolina
11-12-3
In middle of 5-game road swing
23.
Edmonton
10-12-4
Oilers have won 4 in a row
24.
Buffalo
11-13-3
Ryan Miller has still been solid
25.
Ottawa
12-14-2
Leading scorer D. Alfredsson has just 18 pts
26.
Calgary
11-14-2
Power play and penalty kill are both 24th
27.
Florida
11-14-0
Decent goals for (64) / goals against (66) ratio
28.
Toronto
9-12-4
Firing Ron Wilson is not the answer
29.
New Jersey
8-16-2
Ilya Kovalchuk is 6th on the team in points
30.
N.Y. Islanders
5-15-5
Have lost 17 of their last 18 games

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