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The NHL Power Ranking Week 10

By Sean Fitzgerald
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Nov 29, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Winnipeg Jets defenseman

Mark Stuart

(5) moves the puck up ice during the third period against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Philadelphia Flyers won the game 2-1. Mandatory Credit: John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports

19. Winnipeg Jets 12-12-4: The Jets would be in the thick of it in the East, too bad they play in the west. The Jets are 5-3-2 in their last ten games.  The Jets are struggling on the power play and trying big Dustin Byfuglien in front of the net. It works just ask the Blackhawks.

18. Nashville Predators 15-8-4: Nashville is 5-5-0 in their last ten games. Marek Mazanec continues to carry the mantle while Pekka Rinne is out. Mazanec is 5-4-0 with 2.01 goals allowed on the season. The Predators recalled defenseman Joe Piskula on Saturday.

17. The Dallas Stars 12-9-3: Kari Lehtonen is one of the best kept secrets in the NHL. He is 10-5-3 with a 2.20 goals against.  Dallas is 6-3-1 in their last ten. Their last lost is came in a shootout after Lehtonen went 11 rounds before giving up the game winner. The Stars also lost Stephane Robidas for 4 to 6 months with a fractured leg.

16. Washington Capitals 14-11-2: The Capitals won two in a row and are 5-4-1 in their last ten games. The Caps are 7

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in the league with 79 goals but they are in 21

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in the NHL with 76 goals allowed. The Cap needs to play better defense if they want to go far in the East this year.

15. Vancouver Canucks 13-10-5: The Canucks have 2-5-3 in their last ten games.  They went into New York on Saturday, Torts first game back and LOST 3-2.  If Vancouver wants to hang around in the West, they need to right the ship fast.

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