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: 49-15-11 (109 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-2-3

Deadline additions have helped big time.
2. SAN JOSE SHARKS [up from 5]
Record: 47-19-10 (104 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-5-1

Better hope Thornton's injury isn't serious.
3. PHOENIX COYOTES [unchanged]
Record: 47-23-6 (100 pts)
Last 10 games: 8-1-1

Stempniak has 12 goals in 12 games.
4. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS [down from 2]
Record: 46-21-7 (99 pts)
Last 10 games: 3-5-2

Good thing Columbus isn't in the playoffs.
5. VANCOUVER CANUCKS [down from 4]
Record: 45-26-4 (94 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-3-2

Luongo has to find his game.
6. NASHVILLE PREDATORS [up from 7]
Record: 43-27-6 (92 pts)
Last 10 games: 7-2-1

Rinne has been brilliant.
7. DETROIT RED WINGS [up from 8]
Record: 39-23-13 (91 pts)
Last 10 games: 8-1-1

Hottest team since the Olympics.
8. BUFFALO SABRES [up from 10]
Record: 41-23-10 (92 pts)
Last 10 games: 6-3-1

Starting to get banged up a little.
9. NEW JERSEY DEVILS [unchanged]
Record: 44-26-5(93 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-3-2

Brodeur still has some tough nights.
10. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS [down from 6]
Record: 44-25-7 (95 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-3-3

Gonchar and Malkin injuries a concern.
11. OTTAWA SENATORS [up from 18]
Record: 41-30-5 (87 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-5-0

Elliott has been on fire.
12. LOS ANGELES KINGS [down from 11]
Record: 42-26-6 (90 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-4-2

Need to right the ship and quick.
13. COLORADO AVALANCHE [down from 12]
Record: 41-27-7 (89 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-5-1

Can they hang on?
14. MONTREAL CANADIENS [unchanged]
Record: 37-31-8 (82 pts)
Last 10 games: 6-2-2

Good thing they didn't deal a goalie.
15. BOSTON BRUINS [up from 21]
Record: 34-28-12 (80 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-4-1

Won the games they had to win.
16. CALGARY FLAMES [down from 13]
Record: 38-29-9 (85 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-5-0

Still time to slip into 8th.
17. ST. LOUIS BLUES [down from 15]
Record: 36-30-9 (81 pts)
Last 10 games: 6-4-0

No miracle finish this year.
18. DALLAS STARS [up from 20]
Record: 33-28-14 (80 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-4-2

Just couldn't get on a pronounced roll.
19. ATLANTA THRASHERS [up from 22]
Record: 33-30-12 (78 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-3-2

Margin for error is very thin.
20. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS [down from 16]
Record: 38-32-6 (82 pts)
Last 10 games: 3-5-2

Big win over the Devils.
21. NEW YORK RANGERS [up from 23]
Record: 33-32-10 (76 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-4-2

Blew a big point against the Leafs.
22. ANAHEIM DUCKS [down from 17]
Record: 35-31-8 (78 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-4-1

Too little, too late.
23. MINNESOTA WILD [down from 19]
Record: 36-33-6 (78 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-5-0

Weren't good enough on the road.
24. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS [up from 27]
Record: 31-32-13 (75 pts)
Last 10 games: 6-2-2

Would be in a playoff race in the East.
25. NEW YORK ISLANDERS [up from 28]
Record: 31-34-10 (72 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-3-2

Have officially ended DiPietro's season.
26. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS [down from 25]
Record: 28-35-13 (69 pts)
Last 10 games: 7-2-1

The usual March madness.
27. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING [up from 29]
Record: 30-33-12 (72 pts)
Last 10 games: 3-6-1

Will there be off-ice changes?
28. CAROLINA HURRICANES [down from 24]
Record: 31-35-9 (71 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-4-2

Ward is back and healthy.
29. FLORIDA PANTHERS [down from 26]
Record: 30-33-11 (71 pts)
Last 10 games: 3-6-1

Just too many injuries to survive.
30. EDMONTON OILERS [unchanged]
Record: 24-44-7 (55 pts)
Last 10 games: 3-6-1

It's almost over ...