As the Olympic break approaches, which team sits atop the Bleacher Report power rankings?
Last week, it was the San Jose Sharks, who were riding both an impressive seasonal record and an exceptional hot streak. Now, after a little trouble in Alberta, their grip on first place is precarious; will they fall, and if so, to which rival team?
Our panel is back again to rank the entire league from 1-30. Voting this week are Dave Lozo, Allan Mitchell, Lyle Richardson, Carol Schram and me. The criteria remain the same, and the vote will focus heavily on recent performance, with the overall NHL standings only serving as an anchor point for each team.
Read on to see where every NHL team ranks, and please note the rankings are the result of the panel's voting, not one person's decision on the rankings.
Unless otherwise noted, statistics are courtesy of NHL.com and current through February 2.