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

1. WASHINGTON CAPITALS [unchanged]
Record: 48-14-10 (106 pts)
Last 10 games: 7-1-2

Theodore has been very, very good the past 18 games especially.
2. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS [up from 3]
Record: 45-19-7 (97 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-4-2

Have the depth to survive the injuries.
3. PHOENIX COYOTES [up from 5]
Record: 46-22-5 (97 pts)
Last 10 games: 9-1-0

Club record nine straight wins moves them past the Sharks.
4. VANCOUVER CANUCKS [up from 6]
Record: 44-24-4 (92 pts)
Last 10 games: 6-2-2

The issues in goal continue to fester.
5. SAN JOSE SHARKS [down from 2]
Record: 43-19-10 (96 pts)
Last 10 games: 3-6-1

Better to slump now than three weeks from now.
6. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS [down from 4]
Record: 42-25-6 (90 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-3-2

Haven't been great, but they know what it takes.
7. NASHVILLE PREDATORS [up from 13]
Record: 42-26-5 (89 pts)
Last 10 games: 7-3-0

Have really risen to the occasion.
8. DETROIT RED WINGS [up from 11]
Record: 36-23-13 (85 pts)
Last 10 games: 7-2-1

Coming on strong.
9. NEW JERSEY DEVILS [down from 7]
Record: 42-25-4 (88 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-4-1

Have to fix the power play in a hurry.
10. BUFFALO SABRES [unchanged]
Record: 39-22-10 (88 pts)
Last 10 games: 6-3-1

It's still all about Miller.
11. LOS ANGELES KINGS [down from 8]
Record: 42-24-5 (89 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-4-1

Big win over the Avs, Smyth played great.
12. COLORADO AVALANCHE [down from 9]
Record: 40-25-7 (87 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-4-1

Got a key point in loss to the Kings.
13. CALGARY FLAMES [up from 15]
Record: 36-27-9 (81 pts)
Last 10 games: 6-4-0

Margin for error is very slim.
14. MONTREAL CANADIENS [up from 16]
Record: 36-30-7 (79 pts)
Last 10 games: 7-2-1

Disappointing loss to the Senators.
15. ST. LOUIS BLUES [up from 18]
Record: 34-29-9 (77 pts)
Last 10 games: 6-4-0

Looks like they may fall just short this time around.
16. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS [down from 12]
Record: 37-30-5 (79 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-4-2

Loss of Carter really hurts.
17. ANAHEIM DUCKS [up from 20]
Record: 34-29-8 (76 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-4-1

On a roll, but a little too late.
18. OTTAWA SENATORS [down from 14]
Record: 38-30-5 (81 pts)
Last 10 games: 2-7-1

Came up big against the Habs.
19. MINNESOTA WILD [up from 23]
Record: 35-31-6 (76 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-4-2

Could be a spoiler down the stretch.
20. DALLAS STARS [up from 22]
Record: 31-27-14 (76 pts)
Last 10 games: 3-5-2

Not going to happen this year.
21. BOSTON BRUINS [down from 17]
Record: 32-27-12 (76 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-4-1

Big showdown ahead with the Thrashers.
22. ATLANTA THRASHERS [up from 25]
Record: 32-29-11 (75 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-5-1

Anderson is doing a good coaching job.
23. NEW YORK RANGERS [up from 24]
Record: 31-32-9 (71 pts)
Last 10 games: 3-5-2

Could be an interesting off-season.
24. CAROLINA HURRICANES [down from 21]
Record: 30-34-8 (68 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-4-1

Might have made it with a little more time.
25. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS [up from 29]
Record: 26-34-12 (64 pts)
Last 10 games: 7-2-1

Some positive signs for the future, but not enough
26. FLORIDA PANTHERS [unchanged]
Record: 29-31-11 (69 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-4-1

Different team with Horton and Weiss healthy.
27. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS [unchanged]
Record: 29-31-12 (70 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-3-3

Will likely be another coaching change.
28. NEW YORK ISLANDERS [unchanged]
Record: 29-33-10 (68 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-4-2

Tavares means a bright future.
29. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING [down from 19]
Record: 28-32-12 (68 pts)
Last 10 games: 2-7-1

Curious to see what changes the new owner implements.
30. EDMONTON OILERS [unchanged]
Record: 23-42-7 (53 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-5-1

Wins over the Wings and Sharks, not bad.