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NHL Trophy Power Rankings: Kane, Panarin Star

By Colin Likas
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Jan 26, 2016; Sunrise, FL, USA; Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo (1) in net during the game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at BB&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Duyos-USA TODAY Sports /

Goaltender. Previous: N/Ath. Roberto Luongo. 7. team. 87. Behind a balanced but low-scoring offense, Bobby Lu’s 22 wins are tied for sixth in the league, his .930 save percentage is fifth and his 2.08 goals-against average is sixth. He also boasts four shutouts. The Panthers certainly don’t lead the Atlantic Division at the All-Star break without him.

Right Wing. Previous: N/Ath. Vladimir Tarasenko. 6. team. 99. The Blues have had a strange season in that everything has been just “fine,” but they’re still in the thick of the Central Division chase. Attribute a lot of that to Tarasenko, whose team-leading 25 goals and 46 points — as well as eight powerplay goals and four game-winning strikes — have kept St. Louis afloat.

Previous: N/Ath. Evegeny Kuznetsov. 5. team. 19. On an impressive Washington offense, he stands out, sitting sixth in the league with 49 points and fourth in the NHL with 34 assists. He hasn’t had to play alongside <strong><a href=. Center

4. team. 91. Where is Ottawa without the blueliner’s 52 points, including 41 assists? If you said “not three points out of a wild-card spot,” congratulations! Pick up your prize at the counter.. Defenseman. Previous: N/Ath. Erik Karlsson

119. His 53 points are third in the NHL, and his 25 goals are fourth. And yet, he’s not in first in either category on his own team. Tough rankings.. Center. . Tyler Seguin. 3. team

team. 119. This is the guy Seguin is behind, courtesy Benn’s 58 points and 28 goals. He, along with linemates Seguin and <strong><a href=. Left Wing. Previous: N/Ath. Jamie Benn. 2

When you lead the league in points by 15 behind your also-league-leading goals and assists totals, you get this spot. It also helps when you power your team to first place in the league’s toughest division.. Right Wing. Previous: N/Ath. Patrick Kane. 1. team. 94

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