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Vancouver's Roberto Luongo, right, makes a glove save as Chicago's Patrick Kane skates by during an NHL game between the two rivals on Feb. 4. With the way both teams are playing, expect to see another Canucks-Hawks playoff series this spring. ((Darryl 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. VANCOUVER CANUCKS
Record: 42-16-9 (93 pts)
Last 10 games: 6-4-0

Started to show some playoff intensity on the weekend.
2. BOSTON BRUINS
Record: 38-19-8 (84 pts)
Last 10 games: 7-2-1

Have been an improved team after making their deals.
3. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS
Record: 37-23-6 (80 pts)
Last 10 games: 9-1-0

On an eight-game roll, with Toews leading the way.
4. DETROIT RED WINGS
Record: 39-19-8 (86 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-3-2

Didn't like two bad third periods last week.
5. SAN JOSE SHARKS
Record: 38-22-6 (82 pts)
Last 10 games: 8-2-0

Niemi has been terrific in goal.
6. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS
Record: 40-19-6 (86 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-5-1

Better get this slide stopped in a hurry.


Bottom 6

25. ATLANTA THRASHERS
Record: 27-28-11 (65 pts)
Last 10 games: 3-6-1

Disappointing end after a great start to the season.
26. EDMONTON OILERS
Record: 23-35-8 (54 pts)
Last 10 games: 7-3-0

Seven wins in the last 10, but it will be tough without Hall.
27. NEW YORK ISLANDERS
Record: 25-32-10 (60 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-3-3

Will they survive without Gillies? That is sarcasm.
28. FLORIDA PANTHERS
Record: 26-31-9 (61 pts)
Last 10 games: 2-6-2

Positioned to get a top pick.
29. OTTAWA SENATORS
Record: 22-34-9 (53 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-4-1

Anderson has given them a chance to win most nights.
30. COLORADO AVALANCHE
Record: 26-31-8 (60 pts)
Last 10 games: 1-7-2

They are in a free fall.


Canadian 6

1. VANCOUVER CANUCKS
Record: 42-16-9 (93 pts)
Last 10 games: 6-4-0

Third line produced against Kings and Ducks, another good sign.
2. MONTREAL CANADIENS
Record: 36-23-7 (79 pts)
Last 10 games: 6-3-1

Price had another big week, league’s third star.
3. CALGARY FLAMES
Record: 35-24-9 (79 pts)
Last 10 games: 7-2-1

They will miss Morrison, but Kiprusoff is on fire, stopped two penalty shots in one game.
4. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS
Record: 29-28-9 (67 pts)
Last 10 games: 6-1-3

Crucial week with a date with the Sabres Saturday night.
5. EDMONTON OILERS
Record: 23-35-8 (54 pts)
Last 10 games: 7-3-0

Have to be pleased with how hard they compete.
6. OTTAWA SENATORS
Record: 22-34-9 (53 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-4-1

It’s all about the draft now.