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NHL Power Rankings: Pacific Division On Rise (Really)

By Colin Likas
Feb 21, 2016; Anaheim, CA, USA; Anaheim Ducks defenseman Kevin Bieksa (2) celebrates with the bench after he scores a goal against the Calgary Flames during the third period at Honda Center. The Anaheim Ducks won 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 21, 2016; Anaheim, CA, USA; Anaheim Ducks defenseman Kevin Bieksa (2) celebrates with the bench after he scores a goal against the Calgary Flames during the third period at Honda Center. The Anaheim Ducks won 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports /
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Feb 22, 2016; St. Louis, MO, USA; San Jose Sharks center Logan Couture (39), goalie Martin Jones (31) and center Chris Tierney (50) celebrate after defeating the St. Louis Blues 6-3 at Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports /

120. Opposing teams should root for the Sharks to keep winning. Reason being, it’ll improve their playoff seeding, which will give them home ice. They’re just 11-12-3 at the Shark Tank, but are an impressive 21-9-2 on the road.. (32-21-5). Previous: 13th. San Jose Sharks. 10. team

Tampa Bay Lightning. 9. team. 23. For some reason, <strong><a href=. (33-22-4). Previous: 3rd

Previous: 7th. New York Rangers. 8. team. 95. The Islanders probably aren’t looking forward to a playoff series against a Rangers outfit that has gone 22-6-3 at home this season, especially one led by <strong><a href=. (34-19-6)

(31-19-8). Previous: 11th. Anaheim Ducks. 7. team. 105. Something is going on in Anaheim, and it would make me uncomfortable if I couldn’t remember the team still has no real blue line.

(34-20-4). Previous: 6th. Los Angeles Kings. 6. team. 67. <strong><a href=

team. 97. The Panthers are one of three teams in the league (Washington and Dallas being the other two) with fewer than 10 regulation losses on both home and road ice. They should probably thank Roberto Luongo for that.. (34-18-7). Previous: 5th. Florida Panthers. 5

119. Going up 3-1 after one period and losing 7-3 to any team is an impressive feat. Of course, with <strong><a href=. (37-17-6). Previous: 8th. Dallas Stars. 4. team

If the Blues had beaten the Sharks at home Monday, I would’ve slotted them second in these rankings. It sure was nice of San Jose to stomp all over the souls of <strong><a href=. (35-18-9). Previous: 4th. St. Louis Blues. 3. team. 99

94. If the Blackhawks pull the same no-show display they did against Minnesota again versus Washington on Sunday, the final score will be something like 18-1.. (38-19-5). Previous: 2nd. Chicago Blackhawks. 2. team

The Capitals are on pace for about 130 points this regular season. And I’m not sure this is the same as when they put up such a total in the crappy Southeast Division.. (44-10-4). Previous: 1st. Washington Capitals. 1. team. 19

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