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The NHL Power Rankings Week 16

By Sean Fitzgerald
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21: New Jersey Devils 19-18-8: Jaromir Jagr continues to move up the all time points list. He has passed Mario Lemieux for seventh on the NHL scoring list. Jagr has 1,724 points. He has 694 goals which is also tied for seventh with Mark Messier.

20. Carolina Hurricanes 19-17-9: The Hurricanes got Riley Nash back from injury this week. Jeff Skinner was named on January 6th the player of the week  12/29/13-1/4/13. Despite this good news, the Canes are 5-3-2.

19. Columbus Blue Jackets 21-20-4: The Blue Jackets are on a hot streak! They have won three in a row and are 7-3-0 in their last ten games. In 2014, the Blue Jackets are 4-1 during the new year. The Blue Jackets are trying to get Dustin Byfuglien going, they are trying him at forward.

18: Ottawa Senators 20-18-8: Hopefully Bobby Ryan and the Senators can get to the business of winning hockey games.  The Senators lost Tim Murray to the Buffalo Sabres. Murray left to become the Sabres new GM.  Also former Senators defenseman Wade Redden announced his retirement.

Jan 4, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Rangers goaltender

Cam Talbot

(33) makes during the pre game warm up against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

17.  NY Rangers 23-20-3: The Rangers have won two in a row and are 7-2-1 in their last ten games. Everyone knows that Henrik Lundqvist is the starting goalie for the Rangers. King Henrik got paid this year, but the reason the Rangers are playing better is Cam Talbot! Talbot is 9-3-0 with a 1.66 goals against average and a save percentage of  .938.

16. The Philadelphia Flyers 23-18-4: After Team Canada announced their team the Flyers faithful took to social media to vent their frustration. Claude Giroux was left off the Team Canada Roster. Giroux and Flyers have been playing better lately. They are 7-3-0 in their last ten games.  The Flyers also lost Zac Rinaldo to a high ankle sprain. He will be out six weeks.