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The NHL Power Ranking Week 18

By Sean Fitzgerald
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Jan 25, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Anaheim Ducks right wing

Kyle Palmieri

(21) goes by the bench after a goal in the third period of the Stadium Series hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings at Dodger Stadium. Ducks won 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

5. San Jose Sharks 34-12-6: The Sharks had a good all around week. The Sharks signed Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau to three extensions this past week. Marleau will make 6.6 million per year in his new deal while Captain Thornton will make 6.75 million per year. The Sharks are the hottest team in hockey winning SIX in a row and are 8-2-0 in their last ten games.

4. Pittsburgh Penguins 36-14-2: The Penguins Sidney Crosby was named Team Captain for Team Canada. Crosby made headline this week .Coach Mike Babcock said Crosby asked Jonathan Toews for Permission to wear the Captain’s C. Crosby’s penguins are 7-2-1 in their last ten games and lead the Metropolitan division.

3.  Chicago Blackhawks 32-9-12: The Blackhawks suffered their ninth regulation loss this past week. They are the only team in the NHL with less than 10 regulations losses. The Blackhawks looked tired in their last two outings, shootout loss to the Red Wings and a regulation loss to the Wild. Patrick Kane did score in their last game ending his longest goal less streak of the season.

2.   St. Louis Blues 35-11-5: The Blues have won two in a row and are 6-4-0 in their last ten games. Jaden Schwartz might be flying under the radar on the Blues. Schwartz has 16 goals and 19 assists on the season. The Blues still are second in the central but have four games in hand on the Blackhawks.

1. Anaheim Ducks 39-10-5: The Anaheim Ducks defeated the La Kings 3-0 in the first Stadium Series game of the season. They are 8-2-0 in their last ten games and have won two in a row. Jonas Hiller is 24-6-4 with a 2.34 goals against average.  QUACK QUACK QUACK!!!