Anaheim Ducks looking like Stanley Cup contenders again as Dallas Stars make meteoric rise in SI.com's NHL Power Rankings.
It’s about time! The Ducks finally look like the Stanley Cup favorites we expected them to be. Anaheim is 9-1-1 in its past 11 games and 16-4-2 since Christmas, propelled into second place in the Pacific Division and on track for home ice in the first round. The difference? A more confident offense. After tying a season high with six goals against Calgary on Monday, the Ducks have scored 53 goals in their past 14 games. That's 3.79 per game, nearly double the 1.85 they averaged up until Christmas. Having blueliner Cam Fowler (either one) back in the lineup helps—he’s a valuable asset in all three zones—but the key might be Ryan Getzlaf playing like a No. 1 center again. He's scored multiple points in six of his past eight and looks willing and able to take on the best in the West.
Biggest jump: Dallas Stars (13 to 2)
Biggest drop: Tampa Bay Lightning (2 to 10)