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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; Glendale, AZ, USA; Florida Panthers right wing Jaromir Jagr (68) looks on from the bench after losing 5-1 to the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports /

97. Things have leveled out in Florida, where <strong><a href=. (36-21-8). Previous: 5th. Florida Panthers. 10. team

Boston Bruins. 9. team. 70. After topping a tired Chicago team using its backup goaltender, the Bruins played Washington close in a 2-1 setback. It’ll be interesting to see who they draw in the playoffs’ opening round in a very fluid Atlantic Division.. (36-23-7). Previous: 11th

team. 67. L.A. has nearly identical home (19-11-1) and road (19-11-3) records, so the Kings probably aren’t too concerned about where they end up when the postseason rolls around.. (38-22-4). Previous: 6th. Los Angeles Kings. 8

<strong><a href=. (38-21-6). Previous: 8th. New York Rangers. 7. team. 95

team. 99. This drop in the rankings isn’t really any fault of the Blues, who have won two straight. But then again, blowing a two-goal lead with less than three minutes to go is never good for your confidence.. (37-20-9). Previous: 3rd. St. Louis Blues. 6

119. Injuries have begun to pile up in Dallas, as <strong><a href=. (39-20-7). Previous: 4th. Dallas Stars. 5. team

<strong><a href=. (40-21-5). Previous: 2nd. Chicago Blackhawks. 4. team. 94

3. team. 23. Tampa set a franchise record with its ninth straight win and is still just two points clear of Florida and three ahead of Boston. So … win more?. (39-22-4). Previous: 9th. Tampa Bay Lightning

Previous: 7th. Anaheim Ducks. 2. team. 105. Anaheim has won a franchise-record 10 consecutive games and hasn’t lost since the Reagan Administration … or since acquiring <strong><a href=. (37-19-8)

19. They’ve tallied 100 points in 65 games. I don’t care if the Ducks have won 20 in a row, the Capitals are sticking in this spot until further notice.. (48-13-4). Previous: 1st. Washington Capitals. 1. team

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