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

1. SAN JOSE SHARKS [up from 2]
Record: 35-10-8 (78 pts)
Last 10 games: 8-1-1

Starting to get some secondary scoring which is vital.
2. WASHINGTON CAPITALS [up from 4]
Record: 33-12-6 (72 pts)
Last 10 games: 9-1-0

They, too, are sharing the goal-scoring wealth.
3. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS [down from 1]
Record: 35-13-4 (74 pts)
Last 10 games: 6-3-1

Didn't look good against Ottawa and Vancouver.
4. VANCOUVER CANUCKS [up from 6]
Record: 31-18-2 (64 pts)
Last 10 games: 7-2-1

The road trip from hell awaits.
5. COLORADO AVALANCHE [unchanged]
Record: 30-15-6 (66 pts)
Last 10 games: 7-3-0

Still can't believe this is happening.
6. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS [up from 10]
Record: 32-20-1 (65 pts)
Last 10 games: 6-4-0

Getting Fleury back will help big time.
7. BUFFALO SABRES [down from 3]
Record: 30-13-7 (67 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-2-3

Got spanked hard by the Sharks.
8. NEW JERSEY DEVILS [unchanged]
Record: 34-15-1 (69 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-5-0

Lemaire wasn't happy with their intensity.
9. OTTAWA SENATORS [up from 12]
Record: 28-21-4 (60 pts)
Last 10 games: 6-4-0

Goaltending has gotten them turned around.
10. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS [up from 18]
Record: 26-22-3 (55 pts)
Last 10 games: 7-3-0

Emery is back and playing well.
11. LOS ANGELES KINGS [unchanged]
Record: 29-19-3 (61 pts)
Last 10 games: 6-4-0

Big comeback against the Red Wings.
12. NASHVILLE PREDATORS [down from 7]
Record: 29-19-3 (61 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-5-0

Big decision to make in goal.
13. PHOENIX COYOTES [down from 9]
Record: 29-18-5 (63 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-5-1

Have levelled off a tad.
14. DETROIT RED WINGS [down from 13]
Record: 25-18-8 (58 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-4-2

Osgood not happy sitting.
15. ANAHEIM DUCKS [up from 22]
Record: 24-21-7 (55 pts)
Last 10 games: 8-2-0

Making a charge, despite key injuries.
16. MONTREAL CANADIENS [up from 21]
Record: 25-23-5 (55 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-4-2

Had a good bounce back weekend.
17. CALGARY FLAMES [down from 14]
Record: 26-19-6 (58 pts)
Last 10 games: 2-7-1

Better get it figured out in a hurry.
18. NEW YORK ISLANDERS [down from 15]
Record: 23-21-8 (54 pts)
Last 10 games: 7-3-0

Go figure.
19. MINNESOTA WILD [up from 23]
Record: 25-23-4 (54 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-4-1

Need to get on a long roll.
20. NEW YORK RANGERS [down from 16]
Record: 24-21-7 (55 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-4-2

Tortorella is more entertaining than the team.
21. DALLAS STARS [down from 19]
Record: 22-19-11 (55 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-6-0

It appears Turco's days are numbered.
22. ST. LOUIS BLUES [up from 25]
Record: 22-21-8 (52 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-3-2

Another stinky third period against the Ducks.
23. BOSTON BRUINS [down from 17]
Record: 23-20-8 (54 pts)
Last 10 games: 2-7-1

Struggling to score goals ... and stop them.
24. FLORIDA PANTHERS [down from 20]
Record: 22-21-9 (53 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-3-2

Loss of Horton will hurt.
25. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING [down from 24]
Record: 21-20-10 (52 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-5-0

They're hanging in the playoff hunt.
26. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS [unchanged]
Record: 20-25-9 (49 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-5-0

They've been road kill this season.
27. CAROLINA HURRICANES [up from 29]
Record: 16-28-7 (39 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-5-0

Ward holds franchise wins record.
28. ATLANTA THRASHERS [down from 27]
Record: 22-21-8 (52 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-4-2

All eyes on GM Don Waddell.
29. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS [down from 28]
Record: 17-26-10 (44 pts)
Last 10 games: 2-7-1

Keep finding new ways to lose.
30. EDMONTON OILERS [unchanged]
Record: 16-28-6 (38 pts)
Last 10 games: 0-8-2

Incredibly, it keeps getting worse.