The start of the Stanley Cup playoffs is just over the horizon, and teams are trying to reach peak performance just in time for the NHL's second season.
One team is doing that better than all the rest right now—the Boston Bruins, who have won 12 straight games, their longest streak since winning 13 in a row during the 1970-71 season.
Is that enough to push the Bruins ahead of the San Jose Sharks, who were last week's top team in the power rankings? Is San Jose's 7-1-2 mark in its past 10 games enough to keep it at No. 1?
The panel has convened once again to rank the entire league from top to bottom. Allan Mitchell, Lyle Richardson, Carol Schram, Rob Vollman and I all voted this week. As always, an emphasis is placed on recent results over full-season totals.
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.
Unless otherwise noted, news and statistics are courtesy of NHL.com and are current through the start of action on March 24.