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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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Mar 5, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning center Alex Killorn (17) scores 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 /

Carolina Hurricanes. 20. team. 109. <strong><a href=. (29-26-11). Previous: 19th

91. Ottawa showed its offense is potent in overcoming a two-goal deficit against St. Louis with three minutes to go last week. But <strong><a href=. (31-28-7). Previous: 21st. Ottawa Senators. 19. team

18. team. 103. Maybe <strong><a href=. (33-30-4). Previous: 16th. Colorado Avalanche

How is this team three points out of a playoff spot? Balanced offense? Decent goaltending? Maybe, but at least we know it isn’t the defense.. (30-23-11). Previous: 20th. Philadelphia Flyers. 17. team. 68

Minnesota Wild. 16. team. 98. Everyone ready for Blackhawks-Wild Playoff Series, Part IV?. (31-25-10). Previous: 17th

72. <strong><a href=. (32-21-11). Previous: 13th. Detroit Red Wings. 15. team

92. Strong home record, weak road record and losing to the Flames? That sounds eerily familiar.. (33-23-8). Previous: 14th. Pittsburgh Penguins. 14. team

(35-23-5). Previous: 10th. San Jose Sharks. 13. team. 120. A hot run for the Sharks appears to have ended, but they’ve firmly cemented themselves in a playoff spot in the horrible Pacific Division. Which is more than anyone expected of them to begin with.

151. The Predators have earned a point in each of their last 10 games and are trying to turn the Central Division into a four-team race. <strong><a href=. (33-21-12). Previous: 15th. Nashville Predators. 12. team

Previous: 12th. New York Islanders. 11. team. 106. Not only are the Isles 7-2-1 in their last 10, they’ve also quietly slithered to the fourth-best goal differential in the leauge. A surprising contributor to that: backup goaltender <strong><a href=. (35-20-7)

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