The New York Rangers maintain their hold on top spot in the TSN.ca NHL Power Rankings, just ahead of the Vancouver Canucks.
In the last nine games, the Rangers have lost twice, both to the New Jersey Devils, but that consistent excellence has led them to the top of the rankings while the Canucks, who haven't lost in regulation in nine games, are close behind.
Last week's big fallers, the Detroit Red Wings, jumped from nine to five, after a fine week with AHL call-up Joey MacDonald between the pipes.
The Phoenix Coyotes, winners of five straight, match a season high at 12, up from 17.
Heading south, at least in terms of the rankings, the Dallas Stars drop from 14 to 18, with one regulation win in the last six and defenceman Sheldon Souray getting hurt.
Edmonton was boosted before last week's rankings when Ryan Nugent-Hopkins returned to action and that lasted all of one game, as he was injured again, so the Oilers fell to 25 from 19.
Across Canada, the Maple Leafs and Senators are 13 and 14, well back of the Canucks at two. The Canadiens and injury-riddled Flames sit at 21 and 22, respectively, just ahead of the Jets at 23.
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