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Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman made a shrewd move by acquiring goaltender Dwayne Roloson. ((Chris O'Meara/Associated 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. VANCOUVER CANUCKS
Record: 24-8-5 (53 pts)
Last 10 games: 9-0-1

They are on an incredible run, winners of five in a row prior to Monday night, one regulation loss in December, and a 14-1-2 run overall.
2. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS
Record: 25-12-3 (53 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-4-1

– After the long winning streak they hit a bit of a wall, but now have a break post Classic to regroup. It also gives Crosby time to clear the cobwebs.
3. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS
Record: 24-10-5 (53 pts)
Last 10 games: 7-3-0

They weren’t playing great, but put up a big win in Detroit. Under the what-have-you-done-for-us lately category, the Flyers have put goaltender Michael Leighton on waivers.
4. DETROIT RED WINGS
Record: 24-10-5 (53 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-3-2

Losses to the Islanders and the Flyers will not sit well with Mike Babcock, but will also serve as a good wake-up call.
5. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING
Record: 23-11-5 (51 pts)
Last 10 games: 8-1-1

Picking up goaltender Dwayne Roloson for a prospect was a shrewd move by general manager Steve Yzerman.
6. WASHINGTON CAPITALS
Record: 23-12-5 (51 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-3-2

The silver lining from the losing streak, which is now behind them especially after the Classic win, is they are playing better defensively.


Bottom 6

25. FLORIDA PANTHERS
Record: 17-17-2 (36 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-3-2

They don’t give up a lot of goals, including a 3-0 win over the NY Rangers on Sunday, but they usually struggle to score.
26. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS
Record: 14-19-4 (32 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-6-0

Winning the Battle of Ontario doesn’t mean as much as it once did, but it was a nice first win for rookie goaltender James Reimer.
27. OTTAWA SENATORS
Record: 16-19-5 (37 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-3-3

That was a rather pathetic performance against the Maple Leafs on the weekend. Injuries should not impair effort.
28. NEW YORK ISLANDERS
Record: 11-19-6 (28 pts)
Last 10 games: 6-3-1

They are actually playing better of late, but are clearing the decks with Dwayne Roloson and James Wisniewski dealt, clearing roughly $5 million US of salary off the books.
29. EDMONTON OILERS
Record: 12-18-7 (31 pts)
Last 10 games: 2-6-2

– The challenge was tough enough for the Oilers, but now they’ve lost leading scorer Ryan Whitney long term and young Jordan Eberle is on the limp, literally.
30. NEW JERSEY DEVILS
Record: 10-26-2 (22 pts)
Last 10 games: 2-8-0

Incredibly, goaltender Martin Brodeur has been chased seven times this season and was pulled after just eight minutes on Saturday, the quickest of his career. Yikes.


Canadian 6

1. VANCOUVER CANUCKS
Record: 24-8-5 (53 pts)
Last 10 games: 9-0-1

The rich just got richer with the return of Mason Raymond, who missed 10 games with a broken thumb.
2. MONTREAL CANADIENS
Record: 21-16-3 (45 pts)
Last 10 games: 3-6-1

Wisniewski was a nice pick up for the struggling Habs. He has been involved in five of the last six goals they have scored.
3. CALGARY FLAMES
Record: 18-18-3 (39 pts)
Last 10 games: 6-3-1

Something had to give and unfortunately it was GM Darryl Sutter. They have won four in a row, but are far from being out of the woods.
4. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS
Record: 14-19-4 (32 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-6-0

Heading into Monday’s action, they were unbeaten and untied this year.
5. OTTAWA SENATORS
Record: 16-19-5 (37 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-3-3

Many wondered if coach Cory Clouston would be fired after the loss to the Leafs, but it appears he will survive to coach another day.
6. EDMONTON OILERS
Record: 12-18-7 (31 pts)
Last 10 games: 2-6-2

They battle most nights and have lost a dozen one-goal games this season.