Each week, Hockey Night in Canada's Scott Morrison breaks down the balance of power in the National Hockey League.

1. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS [up from 2]
Record: 34-11-4 (72 pts)
Last 10 games: 8-1-1

Best show on ice, on an eight-game road trip.
2. SAN JOSE SHARKS [up from 3]
Record: 32-10-8 (72 pts)
Last 10 games: 7-2-1

Suddenly have found the secondary scoring.
3. BUFFALO SABRES [up from 4]
Record: 30-11-6 (66 pts)
Last 10 games: 8-0-2

Unbeaten in regulation their past 10.
4. WASHINGTON CAPITALS [up from 7]
Record: 30-11-6 (66 pts)
Last 10 games: 6-4-0

Have found some balanced scoring.
5. COLORADO AVALANCHE [up from 10]
Record: 28-15-6 (62 pts)
Last 10 games: 7-3-0

Anderson has them back on the rails.
6. VANCOUVER CANUCKS [unchanged]
Record: 28-18-2 (58 pts)
Last 10 games: 6-2-2

Return of Demitra will help.
7. NASHVILLE PREDATORS [up from 12]
Record: 29-17-3 (61 pts)
Last 10 games: 7-3-0

Playing well on the road.
8. NEW JERSEY DEVILS [down from 1]
Record: 32-14-1 (65 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-5-0

Loss of Elias will hurt.
9. PHOENIX COYOTES [unchanged]
Record: 28-17-5 (61 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-4-2

It's all about the goaltending.
10. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS [down from 8]
Record: 30-19-1 (61 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-6-0

Had a nice tour of the west, but not a happy ending.
11. LOS ANGELES KINGS [up from 17]
Record: 27-18-3 (57 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-5-0

May be in need of some deadline help.
12. OTTAWA SENATORS [up from 21]
Record: 25-21-4 (54 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-5-0

Return of Alfredsson and good goaltending make a difference.
13. DETROIT RED WINGS [down from 11]
Record: 24-16-8 (56 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-2-3

Howard appears to be the answer in goal.
14. CALGARY FLAMES [down from 5]
Record: 26-18-6 (58 pts)
Last 10 games: 3-6-1

Need to find some offence.
15. NEW YORK ISLANDERS [up from 22]
Record: 22-19-8 (52 pts)
Last 10 games: 7-2-1

They are playing really well.
16. NEW YORK RANGERS [unchanged]
Record: 23-19-7 (53 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-2-3

Finally found the back of the net.
17. BOSTON BRUINS [down from 15]
Record: 23-17-8 (54 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-5-1

Thomas has been very frustrated of late.
18. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS [down from 14]
Record: 23-21-3 (49 pts)
Last 10 games: 6-3-1

Have to get Emery on his game.
19. DALLAS STARS [up from 20]
Record: 21-17-11 (53 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-6-0

Morrow and Lehtinen injuries are key.
20. FLORIDA PANTHERS [up from 24]
Record: 21-20-8 (50 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-4-1

Vokoun has been really good.
21. MONTREAL CANADIENS [down from 13]
Record: 23-23-4 (50 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-5-1

May have to move a goaltender.
22. ANAHEIM DUCKS [down from 19]
Record: 22-20-7 (51 pts)
Last 10 games: 6-4-0

Injuries may take them out of the hunt.
23. MINNESOTA WILD [down from 18]
Record: 24-23-3 (51 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-6-0

Becoming a streaky team.
24. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING [down from 23]
Record: 19-19-10 (48 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-4-1

Deny they are moving Vinny or thinking of it.
25. ST. LOUIS BLUES [up from 26]
Record: 21-20-7 (49 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-4-2

Coming around under new coach.
26. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS [down from 25]
Record: 19-23-9 (47 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-5-1

Have shown signs of life.
27. ATLANTA THRASHERS [unchanged]
Record: 21-20-7 (49 pts)
Last 10 games: 3-4-3

Still no Kovie signing.
28. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS [up from 29]
Record: 17-24-9 (43 pts)
Last 10 games: 3-7-0

Kessel finally scores and Leafs win.
29. CAROLINA HURRICANES [down from 28]
Record: 14-27-7 (35 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-5-0

Will start moving bodies.
30. EDMONTON OILERS [unchanged]
Record: 16-23-5 (37 pts)
Last 10 games: 1-8-1

Can you say first pick overall?