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The NHL Power Rankings Week 14.

By Sean Fitzgerald
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Dec 22, 2013; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Vancouver Canucks goaltender Eddie Lack (31) makes a save on a shot by the Winnipeg Jets during the third period at Rogers Arena. The Vancouver Canucks won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

10. Montreal Candiens 23-13-3: The Candiens are 6-4-0 in their last ten games and have won two in a row. P.K Subban has 5 assists and 22 goals on the season. Carey Price might be the starting goalie but backup Peter Budaj is 5-2-1 with a 1.94 goals against on the season.

9. Vancouver Canucks 22-11-6: The Canucks are 8-1-1 in their last ten games. They have won two in a row. HOWEVER the Canucks did suffer a big loss this week. Roberto Luongo is out indefinitely with a lower body injury. Bobby Lou is 16-9-6 with a 2.24 goals against. Does this injury open up a goalie spot on Team Canada?

8. Tampa Bay Lightning 23-11-4: Before the Saturday night overtime loss to the Habs, the Lightning had been riding high on a five game winning streak. Ben Bishop continues to play extremely well this season. Bishop is 20-5-2 with a 1.93 goals against.

7: Boston Bruins 26-11-2: The Bruins Shawn Thornton suspension was upheld this week. He is out for 15 games. The Bruins suffered another loss. Dennis Seidenberg is out for the year with an ACL and MCL tear. Could the Rangers Michael Del Zotto fill the void? The Bruins are 7-3-0 in their last ten games.

6. Los Angeles Kings 25-10-4: The Kings have dropped two in a row. Martin Jones is still an impressive 8-1-0 with a 1.34 goals against on the season. Jonathan Quick is getting closer to returning, he is making the road trip with the Kings. Willie Mitchell is also getting close to returning for the Kings.