Carter's NHL Power Rankings: Jan. 21—Avs Rise and Flames Fall

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Carter's NHL Power Rankings: Jan. 21—Avs Rise and Flames Fall
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1. Chicago Blackhawks (34-12-4)

Last Week: 1

Team Grade: A+

Offense Rank: 3

Defense/Goaltending Rank: 3

Last 10 Games: 7-2-1

Key Players: Patrick Kane, Duncan Keith, Jonathan Toews

2. Washington Capitals (31-12-6)

Last Week: 2

Team Grade: A+

Offense Rank: 1

Defense/Goaltending Rank: 13

Last 10 Games: 7-3-0

Key Players: Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Mike Green

3. San Jose Sharks (33-10-8)

Last Week: 3

Team Grade: A

Offense Rank: 2

Defense/Goaltending Rank: 6

Last 10 Games: 7-2-1

Key Players: Joe Thornton, Dany Heatley, Patrick Marleau

4. Vancouver Canucks (29-18-2)

Last Week: 5

Team Grade: A

Offense Rank: 5

Defense/Goaltending Rank: 4

Last 10 Games: 6-2-2

Key Players: Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin, Ryan Kesler

5. New Jersey Devils (33-14-1)

Last Week: 4

Team Grade: A-

Offense Rank: 21

Defense/Goaltending Rank: 1

Last 10 Games: 5-5-0

Key Players: Zach Parise, Jamie Langenbrunner, Travis Zajac

6. Buffalo Sabres (30-12-6)

Last Week: 6

Team Grade: A-

Offense Rank: 15

Defense/Goaltending Rank: 2

Last 10 Games: 7-1-2

Key Players: Tim Connolly, Derek Roy, Jason Pominville

7. Pittsburgh Penguins (29-17-3)

Last Week: 7

Team Grade: B+

Offense Rank: 4

Defense/Goaltending Rank: 17

Last 10 Games: 5-5-0

Key Players: Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Bill Guerin

8. Colorado Avalanche (28-15-6)

Last Week: 14

Team Grade: B+

Offense Rank: 8

Defense/Goaltending Rank: 11

Last 10 Games: 7-3-0

Key Players: Paul Stastny, Wojtek Wolski, Chris Stewart

9. Philadelphia Flyers (24-21-3)

Last Week: 9

Team Grade: B+

Offense Rank: 7

Defense/Goaltending Rank: 16

Last 10 Games: 6-3-1

Key Players: Jeff Carter, Mike Richards, Chris Pronger

10. Los Angeles Kings (27-19-3)

Last Week: 12

Team Grade: B

Offense Rank: 9

Defense/Goaltending Rank: 14

Last 10 Games: 5-5-0

Key Players: Anze Kopitar, Drew Doughty, Dustin Brown

11. Nashville Predators (29-17-3)

Last Week: 13

Team Grade: B

Offense Rank: 14

Defense/Goaltending Rank: 12

Last 10 Games: 7-3-0

Key Players: J.P. Dumont, Steve Sullivan, Patric Hornqvist

12. Phoenix Coyotes (28-17-5)

Last Week: 10

Team Grade: B-

Offense Rank: 22

Defense/Goaltending Rank: 8

Last 10 Games: 4-4-2

Key Players: Shane Doan, Radim Vrbata, Matthew Lombardi

13. Calgary Flames (26-18-6)

Last Week: 8

Team Grade: B-

Offense Rank: 23

Defense/Goaltending Rank: 9

Last 10 Games: 3-6-1

Key Players: Jarome Iginla, Rene Bourque, Olli Jokinen

14. New York Rangers (24-19-7)

Last Week: 16

Team Grade: C+

Offense Rank: 19

Defense/Goaltending Rank: 10

Last 10 Games: 5-2-3

Key Players: Marian Gaborik, Vaclav Prospal, Brandon Dubinsky

15. Boston Bruins (23-17-8)

Last Week: 11

Team Grade: C+

Offense Rank: 29

Defense/Goaltending Rank: 5

Last 10 Games: 4-5-1

Key Players: Patrice Bergeron, Blake Wheeler, Zdeno Chara

16. Detroit Red Wings (24-17-8)

Last Week: 15

Team Grade: C

Offense Rank: 28

Defense/Goaltending Rank: 7

Last 10 Games: 5-3-2

Key Players: Henrik Zetterberg, Pavel Datsyuk, Todd Bertuzzi

17. Atlanta Thrashers (22-20-7)

Last Week: 18

Team Grade: C

Offense Rank: 6

Defense/Goaltending Rank: 26

Last 10 Games: 4-3-3

Key Players: Ilya Kovalchuck, Maxim Afinogenov, Rich Peverley

18. Ottawa Senators (26-21-4)

Last Week: 25

Team Grade: C-

Offense Rank: 11

Defense/Goaltending Rank: 20

Last 10 Games: 5-5-0

Key Players: Mike Fisher, Daniel Alfredsson, Alexei Kovalev

19. St. Louis Blues (22-20-7)

Last Week: 20

Team Grade: C-

Offense Rank: 25

Defense/Goaltending Rank: 14

Last 10 Games: 5-3-2

Key Players: Brad Boyes, Andy McDonald, Keith Tkachuk

20. Florida Panthers (21-21-8)

Last Week: 22

Team Grade: D+

Offense Rank: 13

Defense/Goaltending Rank: 21

Last 10 Games: 5-4-1

Key Players: Nathan Horton, Stephen Weiss, Steve Reinprecht

21. Montreal Canadiens (23-23-5)

Last Week: 17

Team Grade: D+

Offense Rank: 24

Defense/Goaltending Rank: 17

Last 10 Games: 4-4-2

Key Players: Tomas Plekanec, Mike Cammalleri, Scott Gomez

22. Minnesota Wild (24-23-3)

Last Week: 19

Team Grade: D

Offense Rank: 16

Defense/Goaltending Rank: 18

Last 10 Games: 4-6-0

Key Players: Mikko Koivu, Andrew Brunette, Martin Havlat

23. Anaheim Ducks (23-20-7)

Last Week: 21

Team Grade: D-

Offense Rank: 10

Defense/Goaltending Rank: 25

Last 10 Games: 7-3-0

Key Players: Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf, Bobby Ryan

24. Dallas Stars (21-17-11)

Last Week: 23

Team Grade: D-

Offense Rank: 12

Defense/Goaltending Rank: 24

Last 10 Games: 4-6-0

Key Players: Brad Richards, Loui Eriksson, James Neal

25. New York Islanders (22-20-8)

Last Week: 26

Team Grade: D-

Offense Rank: 20

Defense/Goaltending Rank: 22

Last 10 Games: 7-2-1

Key Players: Kyle Okposo, Matt Moulson, John Tavares

26. Tampa Bay Lightning (19-20-10)

Last Week: 24

Team Grade: D-

Offense Rank: 27

Defense/Goaltending Rank: 23

Last 10 Games: 4-5-1

Key Players: Martin St. Louis, Steven Stamkos, Vincent Lecavalier

27. Columbus Blue Jackets (19-24-9)

Last Week: 28

Team Grade: F

Offense Rank: 17

Defense/Goaltending Rank: 29

Last 10 Games: 4-6-0

Key Players: Rick Nash, Kristian Huselius, Antoine Vermette

28. Edmonton Oilers (16-27-6)

Last Week: 27

Team Grade: F

Offense Rank: 26

Defense/Goaltending Rank: 28

Last 10 Games: 1-7-2

Key Players: Dustin Penner, Lubomir Visnovsky, Sam Gagner

29. Toronto Maple Leafs (17-25-9)

Last Week: 29

Team Grade: F

Offense Rank: 18

Defense/Goaltending Rank: 30

Last 10 Games: 3-7-0

Key Players: Tomas Kaberle, Matt Stajan, Alexei Ponikarovsky

30. Carolina Hurricanes (14-27-7)

Last Week: 30

Team Grade: F

Offense Rank: 30

Defense/Goaltending Rank: 27

Last 10 Games: 5-5-0

Key Players: Ray Whitney, Eric Staal, Jussi Jokinen

Carter’s NHL MVP Race

1. Sabres G Ryan Miller

2. Capitals LW Alexander Ovechkin

3. Sharks G Evgeni Nabokov

4. Devils G Martin Brodeur

5. Penguins C Sidney Crosby

6. Sharks LW Dany Heatley

7. Rangers RW Marian Gaborik

8. Sharks C Patrick Marleau

9. Thrashers LW Ilya Kovalchuk

10. Rangers G Henrik Lundqvist

Vezina Trophy Race

1. Ryan Miller (Sabres)

2. Evgeni Nabokov (Sharks)

3. Martin Brodeur (Devils)

4. Henrik Lundqvist (Rangers)

5. Miikka Kiprusoff (Flames)

Norris Trophy Race

1. Mike Green (Capitals)

2. Duncan Keith (Blackhawks)

3. Dan Boyle (Sharks)

4. Tomas Kaberle (Maple Leafs)

5. Tobias Enstrom (Thrashers)

Calder Trophy Race

1. Matt Duchene (Avalanche)

2. John Tavares (Islanders)

3. James van Riemsdyk (Flyers)

4. Tyler Myers (Sabres)

5. Niclas Bergfors (Devils)

Jack Adams Award Race

1. Todd McLellan (Sharks)

2. Joel Quenneville (Blackhawks)

3. Bruce Boudreau (Capitals)

4. Jacques Lemaire (Devils)

5. Lindy Ruff (Sabres)

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