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

1. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS [unchanged]
Record: 7-1-0 (14 pts)
Last 10 games: 7-1-0

Defending champions off to a great start.
2. NEW YORK RANGERS [unchanged]
Record: 7-2-0 (14 pts)
Last 10 games: 7-2-0

Winning on nights they don't play well.
3. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS [up from 6]
Record: 5-2-1 (11 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-2-1

Only team in the west living up to its billing - despite goaltending issues.
4. COLORADO AVALANCHE [up from 11]
Record: 6-1-1 (13 pts)
Last 10 games: 6-1-1

Duchene is staying and Anderson has been great.
5. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS [up from 13]
Record: 5-1-0 (10 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-1-0

Mason and Nash both playing great.
6. WASHINGTON CAPITALS [up from 8]
Record: 4-2-2 (10 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-2-2

Need to fix a few things, but will be fine.
7. OTTAWA SENATORS [up from 18]
Record: 5-2-0 (10 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-2-0

Big night for Kovalev against the Habs.
8. CALGARY FLAMES [up from 12]
Record: 5-2-1 (11 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-2-1

Horrible loss to the Hawks and don't blame Keenan.

9. BUFFALO SABRES [up from 20]
Record: 4-1-1 (9 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-1-1

Not too many saw this happening.

10. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS [down from 4]
Record: 3-2-1 (7 pts)
Last 10 games: 3-2-1

Better than record indicates.
11. SAN JOSE SHARKS [down from 9]
Record: 5-3-1 (11 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-3-1

Not yet playing at the level they should.
12. PHOENIX COYOTES [down from 19]
Record: 5-2-0 (10 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-2-1

Bryzgalov has been brilliant.
13. ATLANTA THRASHERS [up from 22]
Record: 4-1-0 (8 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-1-0

Quietly doing very well, with just one loss.
14. DALLAS STARS [unchanged]
Record: 3-2-3 (9 pts)
Last 10 games: 3-2-3

Richards and Morrow have both played well.
15. EDMONTON OILERS [down from 7]
Record: 5-2-1 (11 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-2-1

Winning games they should be winning, still a work in progress.
16. DETROIT RED WINGS [down from 3]
Record: 3-3-1 (7 pts)
Last 10 games: 3-3-1

The goaltending has to be more consistent.
17. LOS ANGELES KINGS [down from 5]
Record: 5-4-0 (10 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-4-0

Flu bug has taken a toll.
18. NEW JERSEY DEVILS [down from 10]
Record: 4-3-0 (8 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-3-0

Brodeur is that close to Sawchuk's record.
19. BOSTON BRUINS [up from 23]
Record: 3-4-0 (6 pts)
Last 10 games: 3-4-0

Will miss Lucic, is a big deal in the works?
20. ST. LOUIS BLUES [down from 15]
Record: 3-2-1 (7 pts)
Last 10 games: 3-2-1

Temporarily derailed, bounced back against the Ducks.
21. VANCOUVER CANUCKS [down from 17]
Record: 3-5-0 (6 pts)
Last 10 games: 3-5-0

Luongo has to find his game.
22. ANAHEIM DUCKS [down from 16]
Record: 3-3-1 (7 pts)
Last 10 games: 3-3-1

Still very inconsistent.
23. CAROLINA HURRICANES [up from 24]
Record: 2-4-1 (5 pts)
Last 10 games: 2-4-1

Need to tighten up defensively.
24. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING [down from 21]
Record: 2-3-2 (6 pts)
Last 10 games: 2-3-2

Need production from Lecavalier and Tanguay.
25. FLORIDA PANTHERS [up from 28]
Record: 2-4-0 (4 pts)
Last 10 games: 2-4-0

Clemmensen may be the guy in goal.
26. MONTREAL CANADIENS [down from 25]
Record: 2-5-0 (4 pts)
Last 10 games: 2-5-0

The offence has gone missing.
27. NASHVILLE PREDATORS [unchanged]
Record: 2-4-1 (5 pts)
Last 10 games: 2-4-1

Giving up more goals than usual.
28. NEW YORK ISLANDERS [down from 26]
Record: 0-3-3 (3 pts)
Last 10 games: 0-3-3

At least Tavares is looking good.
29. MINNESOTA WILD [unchanged]
Record: 1-6-0 (2 pts)
Last 10 games: 1-6-0

Kobasew will help, but a banged up team.
30. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS [down from 27]
Record: 0-6-1 (1 pt)
Last 10 games: 0-6-1

Three goalies in seven games says it all.