NHL Power Rankings

By Sean Fitzgerald
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Jan 10, 2015; Washington, DC, USA; Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (35) is stretchered off the ice after being injured against the Washington Capitals in the first period at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

10. Detroit Red Wings 22-11-9: The Wings suffered a huge loss on Saturday. Jimmy Howard was hauled off on stretcher during the Wings loss to the Caps. Howard suffered a groin injury and their is no word on how long he will be out. This is huge blow for the Wings. Howard should get some time off with the All-Star break coming up.

9. Chicago Blackhawks 27-13-2: The Chicago Blackhawks fall in the rankings because of their efforts the last two times out. The Blackhawks stole a game in Minnesota with Corey Crawford being the main reason for the win and then were embarrassed by the Edmonton Oilers. The Blackhawks seem bored. They have several All-Stars this season.

Blackhawks All-Stars: Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook, and Corey Crawford.

8. Pittsburgh Penguins 25-10-6: The Pens have lost two of their last three games. They have six losses in their last nine games and are STRUGGLING. They acquire David Perron and rumors are now circling around Paul Martin. Martin is a trade rumor favorite.

Penguins All-Star: Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin

7. Montreal Candiens 26-12-3: The Candiens have won five for their last seven games. Their two losses came in their last two games. The Candiens played the French national anthem before their game Saturday night to show their support for France. P.K. Subban is the biggest All-Star game Snub.

Habs All-Star: Carey Price

6. St. Louis Blues 26-13-3: The Blues have won four in a row and continue to play great hockey this season. TJ Oshie was able to show off his shootout skills again on Saturday in a victory over the Canes. The Blues will have Kevin Shattenkirk and Vladmir Tarensko.

Blues All-Stars: Kevin Shattenkirk and Vladmir Tarensko.