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NHL Power Rankings: Lightning, Ducks Setting Records

By Colin Likas
Mar 5, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning center Alex Killorn (17) is congratulated by center Valtteri Filppula (51) and defenseman Jason Garrison (5) after he scored the game winning goal against the Carolina Hurricanes during overtime at Amalie Arena. Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 5, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning center Alex Killorn (17) is congratulated by center Valtteri Filppula (51) and defenseman Jason Garrison (5) after he scored the game winning goal against the Carolina Hurricanes during overtime at Amalie Arena. Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /
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All the rage in the NHL this week centered around players from the league being selected for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. There were some obvious choices made, but also some interesting ones, with most of the latter centered around Team USA’s bizarre initial roster. But that doesn’t mean no attention was paid to the previous week in the NHL.

All the rage in that case is centered around two teams, the Tampa Bay Lightning and Anaheim Ducks. What does this mean for our NHL power rankings? Let’s find out.

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Mar 5, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; A pile-up after the play in front of the Toronto Maple Leafs net involving Ottawa Senators left wing Ryan Dzingel (43) and right wing Bobby Ryan (6) at Air Canada Centre. The Senators beat the Maple Leafs 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports /

30. team. 116. <strong><a href=. (21-33-10). Previous: 29th. Toronto Maple Leafs

(25-35-7). Previous: 30th. Edmonton Oilers. 29. team. 148. Battle to stay out of the Western Conference basement update: The Oilers are a point behind the Flames and two behind the Jets. Two of those teams made the playoffs last season.

112. Calgary ended a seven-game losing streak with a win against current playoff squad Pittsburgh. It still doesn’t wash away the taste of a 2-7-1 record in the Flames’ last 10 games.. (27-34-4). Previous: 26th. Calgary Flames. 28. team

(27-32-5). Previous: 27th. Winnipeg Jets. 27. team. 107. <strong><a href=

121. <strong><a href=. (28-31-6). Previous: 23rd. Arizona Coyotes. 26. team

(26-31-9). Previous: 28th. Buffalo Sabres. 25. team. 12. A healthy <strong><a href=

Vancouver Canucks. 24. team. 104. Coach Willie Desjardins says his staff will return in Vancouver next season. Considering how the team has performed and how confused the Canucks’ front office seems about the team’s direction, does that really matter?. (25-27-12). Previous: 25th

Previous: 24th. Columbus Blue Jackets. 23. team. 113. Former Blackhawk <strong><a href=. (27-31-8)

152. <strong><a href=. (30-30-6). Previous: 22nd. Montreal Canadiens. 22. team

New Jersey Devils. 21. team. 85. The Devils were right to not be buying at the deadline. They’re in a logjam of teams trying to slide into a wild-card spot, and they’re relying entirely on goaltender <strong><a href=. (31-28-7). Previous: 18th

Next: Nos. 20-11

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