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Vincent Lecavalier, Steven Stamkos and Martin St. Louis celebrate a Stamkos goal against Atlanta last month. Stamkos, fresh off a stellar sophomore campaign, is leading the league in scoring and the Tampa Bay Lightning to the top of the Eastern Conference. ((Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) )

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 overall Canadian rankings. Does your squad make the cut?

Top 6

1. LOS ANGELES KINGS
Record: 8-3-0 (16 pts)
Last 10 games: 7-3-0

Getting it done even without star defenceman Drew Doughty.
2. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING
Record: 7-2-1 (15 pts)
Last 10 games: 7-2-1

Steven Stamkos off to a great start this season.
3. ST. LOUIS BLUES
Record: 6-1-2 (14 pts)
Last 10 games: 6-1-2

Have been perfect at home and very good overall.
4. WASHINGTON CAPITALS
Record: 7-4-0 (14 pts)
Last 10 games: 7-3-0

Showed the Flames how dangerous they can be.
5. DETROIT RED WINGS
Record: 6-2-1 (13 pts)
Last 10 games: 6-2-1

Pavel Datsyuk has a hot hand, six goals already.
6. BOSTON BRUINS
Record: 6-2-0 (12 pts)
Last 10 games: 6-2-0

Tim Thomas is almost unbeatable.


Bottom 6

25. PHOENIX COYOTES
Record: 3-4-3 (9 pts)
Last 10 games: 3-4-3

Still have trouble finding their game.
26. EDMONTON OILERS
Record: 3-4-2 (8 pts)
Last 10 games: 3-4-2

Kids were impressive in win over the Blackhawks.
27. NEW YORK ISLANDERS
Record: 4-5-2 (10 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-5-1

Left DiPietro in for the blowout against the Flyers.
28. BUFFALO SABRES
Record: 3-7-2 (8 pts)
Last 10 games: 2-6-2

Averaging more than three goals against a night.
29. ANAHEIM DUCKS
Record: 4-7-1 (9 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-5-1

Lack of discipline and a weak blue-line hurting the cause.
30. NEW JERSEY DEVILS
Record: 3-8-1 (7 pts)
Last 10 games: 3-7-0

The nightmare season gets worse with Zach Parise hurt.


Canadian 6

1. MONTREAL CANADIENS
Record: 7-3-1 (15 pts)
Last 10 games: 7-2-1

Need more than one line putting up the big numbers.
2. VANCOUVER CANUCKS
Record: 4-3-2 (10 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-3-2

Coming off a five-day break and getting healthier.
3. CALGARY FLAMES
Record: 6-5-0 (12 pts)
Last 10 games: 6-4-0

Back in full crisis mode.
4. OTTAWA SENATORS
Record: 4-6-1 (9 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-5-1

The return of Jason Spezza will help.
5. EDMONTON OILERS
Record: 3-4-2 (8 pts)
Last 10 games: 3-4-2

Hey, they beat the defending Stanley Cup champions.
6. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS
Record: 5-4-1 (11 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-4-1

Only win was a controversial one over Florida. Pop gun offence is struggling.