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Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff, left, celebrates his 27-save shutout against the Sharks with teammates Robyn Regehr, middle, and Jay Bouwmeester. Calgary appears back on track after a slow start to the season. ((Jeff McIntosh/Canadian Press))

Each week, Hockey Night in Canada's Scott Morrison breaks down the balance of power in the National Hockey League. Here are this week's top six teams, bottom six teams and overall Canadian rankings. Does your squad make the cut?

Top 6

1. NASHVILLE PREDATORS
Record: 5-0-3 (13 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-0-3

They seldom lose in one-goal games.
2. DETROIT RED WINGS
Record: 5-1-1 (11 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-1-1

There is still plenty left in their tank.
3. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING
Record: 5-2-1 (11 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-2-1

Stamkos is off to a great start.
4. LOS ANGELES KINGS
Record: 5-2-0 (10 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-2-0

Think they’re happy they didn't sign Kovalchuk?
5. DALLAS STARS
Record: 5-2-0 (10 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-2-0

Big decision ahead with Brad Richards.
6. ST. LOUIS BLUES
Record: 4-1-2 (10 pts)
Last 10 games: 6-4-0

Halak is making a difference.


Bottom 6

25. PHOENIX COYOTES
Record: 2-2-2 (6 pts)
Last 10 games: 2-2-2

Not playing like they did last season.
26. BUFFALO SABRES
Record: 3-5-1 (7 pts)
Last 10 games: 3-5-1

Better figure out how to win at home.
27. ANAHEIM DUCKS
Record: 3-5-1 (7 pts)
Last 10 games: 3-5-1

Need to be better defensively.
28. OTTAWA SENATORS
Record: 2-5-1 (5 pts)
Last 10 games: 2-5-1

Loss of Spezza and Leclaire hasn't helped.
29. EDMONTON OILERS
Record: 2-4-0 (4 pts)
Last 10 games: 2-4-0

The growing pains have begun.
30. NEW JERSEY DEVILS
Record: 2-6-1 (5 pts)
Last 10 games: 2-6-1

There is something decidedly wrong.


Canadian 6

1. CALGARY FLAMES
Record: 5-3-0 (10 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-3-0

Battled through their first crisis of the season.
2. MONTREAL CANADIENS
Record: 4-2-1 (9 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-2-1

Shutout a big boost for Price.
3. VANCOUVER CANUCKS
Record: 3-3-2 (8 pts)
Last 10 games: 3-3-2

Goaltending situation is intriguing.
4. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS
Record: 4-2-1 (9 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-2-1

They stunk in the loss to Philly.
5. OTTAWA SENATORS
Record: 2-5-1 (5 pts)
Last 10 games: 2-5-1

Loss of Spezza and Leclaire hasn't helped.
6. EDMONTON OILERS
Record: 2-4-0 (4 pts)
Last 10 games: 2-4-0

The growing pains have begun.