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At a sparkling 12-3-2, the Vancouver Canucks have one of the best home records in the NHL. ((Darrly Dyck/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 Canadian rankings.

Top 6

1. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS
Record: 24-11-2 (50 pts)
Last 10 games: 7-3-0

Crosby extends scoring streak to 24 games and counting.
2. DETROIT RED WINGS
Record: 22-9-4 (48 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-4-1

Injuries are starting to mount, Cleary the latest.
3. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS
Record: 22-8-5 (49 pts)
Last 10 games: 7-2-1

Boucher has been terrific in goal.
4. VANCOUVER CANUCKS
Record: 21-8-5 (47 pts)
Last 10 games: 7-1-2

One of the best teams at home.
5. SAN JOSE SHARKS
Record: 19-11-5 (43 pts)
Last 10 games: 7-2-1

Starting to look like their old selves.
6. LOS ANGELES KINGS
Record: 21-12-1 (43 pts)
Last 10 games: 7-2-1

Have to be better on the road.


Bottom 6

25. BUFFALO SABRES
Record: 14-17-4 (32 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-4-1

Loss of Roy for the season is huge.
26. CALGARY FLAMES
Record: 15-18-3 (33 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-5-1

Managed to knock off the Stars to stop the bleeding.
27. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS
Record: 13-17-4 (30 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-5-0

Crucial stretch of the schedule ahead.
28. EDMONTON OILERS
Record: 12-16-6 (30 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-4-2

Funny, but the kids struggle with the shootout.
29. NEW YORK ISLANDERS
Record: 9-18-6 (24 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-5-1

Roloson has them pointed in the right direction.
30. NEW JERSEY DEVILS
Record: 9-24-2 (20 pts)
Last 10 games: 1-9-0

Apparently John MacLean wasn’t the problem, after all.


Canadian 6

1. VANCOUVER CANUCKS
Record: 21-8-5 (47 pts)
Last 10 games: 7-1-2

Flyers will be a good test this week.
2. MONTREAL CANADIENS
Record: 20-14-2 (42 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-6-0

Road trip continues, will the losing?
3. OTTAWA SENATORS
Record: 16-17-4 (36 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-3-2

Loss of Spezza will hurt big time.
4. CALGARY FLAMES
Record: 15-18-3 (33 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-5-1

The offence has dried up.
5. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS
Record: 13-17-4 (30 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-5-0

Burke promises changes if they don’t get better.
6. EDMONTON OILERS
Record: 12-16-6 (30 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-4-2

Third worst goal differential (-27).