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The NHL Power Rankings Week 12

By Sean Fitzgerald
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Dec 14, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs forward

Peter Holland

(center) celebrates his second goal of the game against the Chicago Blackhawks with Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman

Carl Gunnarsson

(36) and forward

Joffrey Lupul

(19) and defenseman

Jake Gardiner

(51) during the second period at the Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

15. Toronto Maple Leafs 17-14-3: The Maple Leafs are 3-5-2 in their last ten games. However Saturday night, They dismantled the Chicago Blackhawks winning 7-3. Hockey night in Toronto was great for the Leafs.

14. Tampa Bay Lightning 18-11-3: They are 4-3-3 in their last ten games. The Lightning might be the walking wounded with seven guys out for at least three weeks. Of those seven, six are out indefinatley.

Ben Bishop

might have played himself onto team use. Oh by the way, Steve Stamkos skated this week.

13. Detroit Red wings 15-10-9: The Wings are 5-3-2 in their last ten games. The Wings were crushed by the Penguins to finish out their week. They did have a surprise marine engagement at the Joe this week.

12. Phoenix Coyotes 18-9-5: The Coyotes are 4-5-1 in their last ten games. Shane Doan has not played since December 4th with an unknown illness. He has a number of tests recently and hopes to get the results back soon.

11. Minnesota Wild 19-11-5: The Wild are getting surprisingly good play from

Josh Harding

this season. A little boy got a surprise from

Charlie Coyle

this week. They are 4-5-1 in their last ten games.