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Calgary's Jarome Iginla snows Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard during their NHL game Nov. 21. The Red Wings took the contest 5-4 in overtime, their fifth win in six games. ((Dave Sandford/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 Canadian rankings.

Top 6

1. DETROIT RED WINGS
Record: 13-3-2 (28 pts)
Last 10 games: 8-1-1

Don't look now but they're playing well.
2. LOS ANGELES KINGS
Record: 13-6-0 (26 pts)
Last 10 games: 7-3-0

Stumbled a bit, but bounced back with a big win in Boston.
3. WASHINGTON CAPITALS
Record: 14-5-2 (30 pts)
Last 10 games: 7-1-2

Ten goals against the past two games is a concern.
4. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS
Record: 13-6-2 (28 pts)
Last 10 games: 7-2-1

No goaltending issues for the Flyers.
5. MONTREAL CANADIENS
Record: 13-6-1 (27 pts)
Last 10 games: 6-4-0

Carey Price has never played better.
6. PHOENIX COYOTES
Record: 10-5-5 (25 pts)
Last 10 games: 7-1-2

Have quietly climbed back into the fray.


Bottom 6

25. BUFFALO SABRES
Record: 8-11-3 (19 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-4-1

Better hope Miller's groin injury is minor.
26. CALGARY FLAMES
Record: 8-10-1 (17 pts)
Last 10 games: 2-7-1

Iginla is hot, but struggles continue.
27. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS
Record: 7-9-3 (17 pts)
Last 10 games: 2-6-2

Goal scoring problems continue.
28. EDMONTON OILERS
Record: 5-10-4 (14 pts)
Last 10 games: 2-6-2

Finally stopped the bleeding.
29. NEW JERSEY DEVILS
Record: 5-13-2 (12 pts)
Last 10 games: 3-6-1

Could be without Brodeur for two weeks. Ouch.
30. NEW YORK ISLANDERS
Record: 4-12-4 (12 pts)
Last 10 games: 0-8-2

Thirteen straight losses and counting.


Canadian 6

1. MONTREAL CANADIENS
Record: 13-6-1 (27 pts)
Last 10 games: 6-4-0

Playing like an elite team.
2. VANCOUVER CANUCKS
Record: 10-7-3 (23 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-4-1

Just can't seem to deal with the Hawks.
3. OTTAWA SENATORS
Record: 9-10-1 (19 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-5-0

An emotional week led to three losses.
4. CALGARY FLAMES
Record: 8-10-1 (17 pts)
Last 10 games: 2-7-1

Blew two points against the Wings.
5. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS
Record: 7-9-3 (17 pts)
Last 10 games: 2-6-2

Good news is the Monster is playing well.
6. EDMONTON OILERS
Record: 5-10-4 (14 pts)
Last 10 games: 2-6-2

Dubynk played well to get them a win.