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The New York Rangers hardly miss Henrik Lundqvist as they remain atop SI.com's NHL Power Rankings.

By The SI Staff
March 17, 2015

Welcome to the newest installment of our 2014–15 NHL Power Rankings. It doesn't matter who they stick in their net—Cam Talbot (photo, above), Mackenzie Skapski, Zarley Zalapski or Alain Vigneault’s footman—the Rangers just keep rolling, and so they remain our top team for the second week in a row. Meanwhile, the Predators have halted their dramatic plunge and now cling to the ninth spot by the skin of their claws. But what to make of the upstart Islanders who were our No. 1 back in the heady days of late November but now seem to be taking on water as the postseason draws ever nearer?

Our three sage scribes—Allan Muir, Sarah Kwak and Sam Page—submitted their detailed choices for the top 10 and dutifully ranked all 30 teams. Our final order has been painfully calculated according to results on the ice during the week, strength of competition vis a vis the Standard & Poor's 500 index, a quick consult with our wily staff witch doctor and how high each club came in on each of our writers’ ballots. In some cases another purely intuitive, wholly unscientific and and utterly inexcusable method was used to break ties, rank teams that were chosen by only one or two writers, and inspire you, gentle reader, to never darken our doorway again.

We’ve presented the 30 teams in groups, with the Top 10 receiving the most trenchant commentary. Overview paragraphs precede both the Middle 10 and Bottom 10. Weekly movement up or down has been duly noted. So without further ado, commence to stew!

1
1New York Rangers
last week: 1
record: 44-17-7

Last week: 4-0-0

2
2Anaheim Ducks
last week: 3
record: 44-20-7

Last week: 2-1-0

3
3St. Louis Blues
last week: 4
record: 44-20-5

Last week: 3-1-0

4
4Tampa Bay Lightning
last week: 5
record: 43-21-7

Last week: 2-1-1

5
5Minnesota Wild
last week: 6
record: 38-24-7

Last week: 2-1-0

6
6Chicago Blackhawks
last week: 11
record: 41-21-6

Last week: 2-0-0

7
7Montreal Canadiens
last week: 2
record: 43-20-7

Last week: 1-2-1

8
8New York Islanders
last week: 7
record: 43-24-4

Last week: 0-3-0

9
9Nashville Predators
last week: 9
record: 43-21-7

Last week: 1-2-0

10
10Detroit Red Wings
last week: 10
record: 38-19-11

Last week: 1-2-0

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11
11Pittsburgh Penguins
last week: 8
record: 39-20-10

Last week: 1-2-0

12
12Boston Bruins
last week: 16
record: 36-23-10

Last week: 3-1-0

13
13Washington Capitals
last week: 13
record: 38-23-10

Last week: 2-2-0

14
14Vancouver Canucks
last week: 12
record: 39-25-4

Last week: 1-1-0

15
15Ottawa Senators
last week: 21
record: 33-24-11

Last week: 3-1-0

16
16Los Angeles Kings
last week: 15
record: 34-22-13

Last week: 3-1-0

17
17Calgary Flames
last week: 17
record: 38-26-5

Last week: 2-1-0

18
18Winnipeg Jets
last week: 14
record: 34-23-12

Last week: 1-2-0

19
19San Jose Sharks
last week: 18
record: 34-27-8

Last week: 1-1-0

20
20Florida Panthers
last week: 19
record: 31-24-14

Last week: 2-1-0

21
21Colorado Avalanche
last week: 20
record: 32-26-11

Last week: 2-1-0

22
22Dallas Stars
last week: 24
record: 32-28-10

Last week: 3-1-0

23
23New Jersey Devils
last week: 22
record: 29-29-11

Last week: 1-1-1

24
24Philadelphia Flyers
last week: 23
record: 29-27-15

Last week: 1-1-2

25
25Carolina Hurricanes
last week: 26
record: 26-34-8

Last week: 1-2-1

26
26Columbus Blue Jackets
last week: 25
record: 30-35-4

Last week: 3-1-0

27
27Toronto Maple Leafs
last week: 27
record: 27-38-6

Last week: 1-3-0

28
28Edmonton Oilers
last week: 29
record: 19-39-12

Last week: 1-1-1

29
29ARIAARIZON Arizona Coyotes
last week: 28
record: 21-41-8

Last week: 0-3-0

30
30Buffalo Sabres
last week: 30
record: 19-43-7

Last week: 0-1-2

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