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The NHL Power Rankings Week 12

By Sean Fitzgerald
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Dec 12, 2013; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Carolina Hurricanes left wing

Jeff Skinner

(53) skates with the puck against the Calgary Flames during the overtime period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Calgary Flames won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

20. Winnipeg Jets 14-15-5: The Jets are 4-4-2 in their last ten games. Olli Jokinen is having a bounce back season. He has 8 goals and 13 assists on the season. Evander Kane is still out with a lower body injury.

19. Carolina Hurricanes 14-13-7: The Hurricanes are 5-3-2 in their last ten games. The Hurricanes ended their road trip with a comeback victory over the Coyotes.

Jeff Skinner

was named first star of the week on 12.9.13.

Alexander Semin

was activated from injured reserve.

18. The Dallas Stars 15-11-5: The Stars are 4-3-3 in their last ten games. There was controversy this week with the Stars and Jets. Dallas Coach

Lindy Ruff

was upset that

Anthony Peluso

took a run at

Alex Goligoski

. Here is the hit:

17. Nashville Predators 16-14-3: The Predators are 5-4-1 in their last ten games. They are HOT as of late winning three in a row. Marek Mazanec has kept the Predators in the hunt while Pekka Rinne is out hurt. Did you know Mazanec played five games in the AHL before his recall? Mazanec has started 13 games in a row for the Predators.

16. Washington Capitals 17-12-3: The Capitals are 5-3-2 in their last ten games. With Sochi coming up fast, Alex Ovechkin looks to enter the Olympics on a hot streak. He currently has 26 goals and 9 assists on the season.