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

1. NEW JERSEY DEVILS [up from 7]
Record: 14-4-0 (28 pts)
Last 10 games: 9-1-0

Went into Monday perfect on the road and darn good overall.
2. SAN JOSE SHARKS [down from 1]
Record: 14-4-4 (32 pts)
Last 10 games: 7-2-1

Getting healthy and getting better.
3. CALGARY FLAMES [up from 13]
Record: 12-4-2 (26 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-4-1

Winning even when they aren't great, defensive side is good.
4. WASHINGTON CAPITALS [up from 5]
Record: 12-4-4 (28 pts)
Last 10 games: 6-2-2

Ovechkin should be back soon, need to be better in their end.

5. BUFFALO SABRES [up from 6]
Record: 12-4-1 (25 pts)
Last 10 games: 7-3-0

Right now Miller starts for the U.S. Olympic team.

6. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS [down from 2]
Record: 13-7-0 (26 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-6-0

Struggled with Malkin out, big win over the Bruins.
7. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS [down from 4]
Record: 12-5-2 (26 pts)
Last 10 games: 7-2-1

Return of Toews leads to four straight wins.
8. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS [up from 10]
Record: 10-5-1 (21 pts)
Last 10 games: 7-3-0

Have played fewer games than the rest, but very good.
9. DETROIT RED WINGS [up from 15]
Record: 10-5-3 (23 pts)
Last 10 games: 7-2-1

Jimmy Howard has played well in goal.
10. LOS ANGELES KINGS [up from 11]
Record: 12-7-2 (26 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-3-2

Quick has been under fire, but bounced back strong.
11. NEW YORK RANGERS [down from 8]
Record: 11-8-1 (23 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-5-1

If Gaborik goes down, they're in big trouble.
12. ATLANTA THRASHERS [up from 24]
Record: 10-6-1 (21 pts)
Last 10 games: 6-4-0

Survived loss of Kovalchuk, now red hot.
13. NEW YORK ISLANDERS [up from 21]
Record: 7-6-7 (21 pts)
Last 10 games: 6-2-2

Need to be better on the road.
14. PHOENIX COYOTES [down from 9]
Record: 11-8-0 (22 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-5-0

It all starts with goaltending.
15. COLORADO AVALANCHE [down from 3]
Record: 12-5-3 (27 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-4-1

The cracks are starting to show.
16. VANCOUVER CANUCKS [down from 12]
Record: 11-10-0 (22 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-5-0

Is the win over the Avs a turning point?
17. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS [up from 19]
Record: 10-6-2 (22 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-3-2

Hard to believe a Hitchcock team struggling defensively.
18. DALLAS STARS [down from 14]
Record: 8-5-6 (22 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-3-3

Seem to be finding their way.
19. NASHVILLE PREDATORS [up from 23]
Record: 9-8-1 (19 pts)
Last 10 games: 7-3-0

Fifty-five shots against the Habs, just two goals.
20. BOSTON BRUINS [down from 16]
Record: 8-7-4 (20 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-3-3

Gave it away against the Penguins when they finally managed to score.
21. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING [up from 22]
Record: 7-4-6 (20 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-1-4

Stamkos is going to be a star.
22. OTTAWA SENATORS [down from 17]
Record: 8-6-3 (19 pts)
Last 10 games: 3-4-3

Deserved a better fate against the Rangers.
23. MONTREAL CANADIENS [down from 18]
Record: 9-11-0 (18 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-6-0

The good news is Price is playing well.
24. FLORIDA PANTHERS [up from 25]
Record: 7-9-1 (15 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-4-1

Slowly finding their way back.
25. MINNESOTA WILD [up from 27]
Record: 7-11-2 (16 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-4-2

Best of the rest right now.
26. EDMONTON OILERS [down from 20]
Record: 8-10-2 (18 pts)
Last 10 games: 2-7-1

Injuries really taking a toll.
27. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS [up from 29]
Record: 3-10-5 (11 pts)
Last 10 games: 3-3-4

Just can't keep falling behind every game.
28. ST. LOUIS BLUES [unchanged]
Record: 6-8-4 (16 pts)
Last 10 games: 2-5-3

Owner has turned up the heat.
29. ANAHEIM DUCKS [down from 26]
Record: 6-9-3 (15 pts)
Last 10 games: 3-5-2

Gigeure not happy to be second best.
30. CAROLINA HURRICANES [unchanged]
Record: 3-12-4 (10 pts)
Last 10 games: 1-7-2

Just barely stopped the bleeding against the Wild.