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Everybody is now chasing Alexander Ovechkin (8) and the white-hot Washington Capitals. ((Jamie Sabau/Getty Images))

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

1. WASHINGTON CAPITALS [up from 2]
Record: 41-12-6 (88 pts)
Last 10 games: 10-0-0

Just three wins shy of the league record of 17 in a row.
2. SAN JOSE SHARKS [down from 1]
Record: 39-11-9 (87 pts)
Last 10 games: 8-1-1

Good at home and on the road.
3. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS [unchanged]
Record: 38-15-5 (81 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-4-1

Will they add a part at the deadline?
4. LOS ANGELES KINGS [up from 6]
Record: 36-19-3 (75 pts)
Last 10 games: 9-1-0

Slipped for a while, but red hot the past month.
5. VANCOUVER CANUCKS [down from 4]
Record: 35-20-2 (72 pts)
Last 10 games: 8-2-0

Luongo got them a win on the weekend.
6. PHOENIX COYOTES [up from 7]
Record: 35-19-5 (75 pts)
Last 10 games: 7-3-0

Time to stop being surprised.
7. NEW JERSEY DEVILS [up from 10]
Record: 36-20-2 (74 pts)
Last 10 games: 3-6-1

Haven't been great with Kovalchuk.
8. COLORADO AVALANCHE [up from 11]
Record: 32-19-6 (70 pts)
Last 10 games: 6-4-0

Duchene has been terrific.
9. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS [down from 6]
Record: 35-22-2 (72 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-4-1

Brutal weekend all around.
10. OTTAWA SENATORS [down from 9]
Record: 33-22-4 (70 pts)
Last 10 games: 9-1-0

Messed the sheets against the Leafs, but otherwise good.
11. BUFFALO SABRES [down from 8]
Record: 32-18-7 (71 pts)
Last 10 games: 2-6-1

Miller might be getting weary.
12. NASHVILLE PREDATORS [unchanged]
Record: 31-22-4 (66 pts)
Last 10 games: 3-6-1

Need to pick up their game.
13. CALGARY FLAMES [up from 16]
Record: 29-21-9 (67 pts)
Last 10 games: 3-4-3

Haven't exactly been great since the trades.
14. DETROIT RED WINGS [up from 15]
Record: 27-21-10 (64 pts)
Last 10 games: 3-5-2

Franzen returns on Tuesday.
15. MONTREAL CANADIENS [up from 23]
Record: 28-26-6 (62 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-3-2

Will Price get a shot and didn't see Gainey leaving.
16. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING [up from 24]
Record: 25-21-11 (61 pts)
Last 10 games: 7-2-1

Stamkos and the team both playing well.
17. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS [down from 13]
Record: 29-25-3 (61 pts)
Last 10 games: 6-4-0

Leino isn't the answer to their problems.
18. DALLAS STARS [up from 19]
Record: 26-21-11 (63 pts)
Last 10 games: 6-4-0

Turco is suddenly playing well.
19. MINNESOTA WILD [down from 18]
Record: 29-25-4 (62 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-4-1

They are a goaltender factory.
20. ANAHEIM DUCKS [down from 17]
Record: 27-24-7 (61 pts)
Last 10 games: 6-4-0

Making their annual late push.
21. NEW YORK RANGERS [down from 20]
Record: 26-26-7 (59 pts)
Last 10 games: 3-7-0

Jokinen has helped, big win over the Devils.
22. ATLANTA THRASHERS [down from 21]
Record: 25-24-8 (58 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-4-1

Biggest game day sales after Kovalchuk leaves. Hmmm…
23. ST. LOUIS BLUES [down from 22]
Record: 25-24-9 (59 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-4-2

Were pushing hard to get Kovalchuk.
24. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS [up from 28]
Record: 24-27-9 (57 pts)
Last 10 games: 6-4-0

Mason got hot too late to save Hitchcock.
25. BOSTON BRUINS [unchanged]
Record: 24-22-11 (59 pts)
Last 10 games: 1-6-3

Rask is the man in goal.
26. FLORIDA PANTHERS [down from 14]
Record: 24-25-9 (57 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-5-1

Loss of Weiss hurt on the weekend.
27. CAROLINA HURRICANES [down from 26]
Record: 21-30-7 (49 pts)
Last 10 games: 7-3-0

Ward could be lost long term.
28. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS [up from 29]
Record: 19-30-11 (49 pts)
Last 10 games: 2-6-2

Playing with a lot more enthusiasm.
29. NEW YORK ISLANDERS [down from 27]
Record: 23-27-8 (54 pts)
Last 10 games: 2-8-4

They are in a free fall.
30. EDMONTON OILERS [unchanged]
Record: 18-33-6 (42 pts)
Last 10 games: 2-7-1

How many bodies will they move?