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Penguins captain Sidney Crosby goes for goal against Calgary's Miikka Kiprusoff on Saturday. Crosby scored a hat trick in the 4-1 victory, which pushed the Penguins to 8-1-1 over their last 10 games. ((Justin K. Aller/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: 15-4-2 (32 pts)
Last 10 games: 7-2-1

It could be the end for Modano.
2. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS
Record: 15-8-2 (32 pts)
Last 10 games: 8-1-1

Crosby is putting on a show.
3. WASHINGTON CAPITALS
Record: 17-6-2 (36 pts)
Last 10 games: 6-2-2

Still have concerns, but so many weapons.
4. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS
Record: 15-6-4 (34 pts)
Last 10 games: 6-2-2

Had a bad shootout weekend.
5. MONTREAL CANADIENS
Record: 15-8-1 (31 pts)
Last 10 games: 7-3-0

Price returns to right the ship.
6. PHOENIX COYOTES
Record: 11-6-5 (27 pts)
Last 10 games: 7-1-2

Lost on Saturday, but otherwise red-hot.


Bottom 6

25. NEW JERSEY DEVILS
Record: 8-14-2 (18 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-5-1

Have won three of four, are they finding their way?
26. NASHVILLE PREDATORS
Record: 9-8-5 (23 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-4-2

Didn't see this coming.
27. CALGARY FLAMES
Record: 9-12-2 (20 pts)
Last 10 games: 3-5-2

One win didn't make a turnaround.
28. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS
Record: 8-11-3 (19 pts)
Last 10 games: 3-6-1

Worst on the road, almost worst overall. Happy Days in Boston.
29. EDMONTON OILERS
Record: 6-12-4 (16 pts)
Last 10 games: 2-6-2

Stunk big time with their fathers watching.
30. NEW YORK ISLANDERS
Record: 5-12-5 (15 pts)
Last 10 games: 1-6-3

Finally stopped the losing, but for how long?


Canadian 6

1. MONTREAL CANADIENS
Record: 15-8-1 (31 pts)
Last 10 games: 7-3-0

There are concerns they are showing signs of missing Markov.
2. VANCOUVER CANUCKS
Record: 12-7-3 (27 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-4-1

It's hard to get a good read on this team.
3. OTTAWA SENATORS
Record: 11-12-1 (23 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-6-0

Best of the rest.
4. CALGARY FLAMES
Record: 9-12-2 (20 pts)
Last 10 games: 3-5-2

If not for Kiprusoff it could really be ugly.
5. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS
Record: 8-11-3 (19 pts)
Last 10 games: 3-6-1

Burke's been on the job two years, much work to be done.
6. EDMONTON OILERS
Record: 6-12-4 (16 pts)
Last 10 games: 2-6-2

At least they have a first pick to dream about and good youngsters.