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NHL Power Rankings: Central Teams Continue To Rise

By Sean Fitzgerald
Jan 14, 2016; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) skates to the bench during a timeout against the Vancouver Canucks in the second period at Verizon Center. The Capitals won 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 14, 2016; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) skates to the bench during a timeout against the Vancouver Canucks in the second period at Verizon Center. The Capitals won 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jan 16, 2016; Nashville, TN, USA; Nashville Predators goalie Carter Hutton (30) is congratulated by goalie Pekka Rinne (35) after a shutout win against the Minnesota Wild at Bridgestone Arena. The Predators won 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports /

team. 104. The Canucks are trying to trade <strong><a href=. (19-17-10). Previous: 21st. Vancouver Canucks. 20

team. 151. <strong><a href=. (20-17-8). Previous: 20th. Nashville Predators. 19

91. The Ottawa Senators always make a move at the deadline, but who will they add?. (21-18-6). Previous: 22nd. Ottawa Senators. 18. team

152. The Habs are sinking and can’t do anything to stop taking on water. They need to generate some offense, perhaps with a player like <strong><a href=. (23-19-4). Previous: 11th. Montreal Canadiens. 17. team

120. The Sharks have won five consecutive games but are still just 8-12-0 in their home arena.. (23-18-2). Previous: 23rd. San Jose Sharks. 16. team

109. Carolina has a tough choice … does it sell, or keep everyone intact for a run at the playoffs? The Hurricanes are close to a playoff spot but have to leap over several teams.. (20-19-8). Previous: 19th. Carolina Hurricanes. 15. team

85. The Devils should feel good about themselves. <strong><a href=. (22-19-5). Previous: 12th. New Jersey Devils. 14. team

(22-17-5). Previous: 13th. Arizona Coyotes. 13. team. 121. The Arizona Coyotes have been making some savvy waiver pickups this week. The Coyotes got <strong><a href=

(22-15-8). Previous: 9th. Minnesota Wild. 12. team. 98. The Wild have lost four in a row and been shut out their last two games. The Wild need to start winning or they could see their playoff chances slipping away.

(23-16-5). Previous: 15th. Boston Bruins. 11. team. 70. The Bruins have leaped over the Canadiens in the standings. The Bruins are in the lead for the wild card in the East. Could <strong><a href=

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