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Calgary Flames' Olli Jokinen, left, controls the puck against Chicago Blackhawks' Niklas Hjalmarsson during NHL action on Sunday. The Flames lost 4-2. ((Nam Y. Huh/Associated Press))

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: 17-4-3 (37 pts)
Last 10 games: 7-1-2

Heading back home where they have lost just once.
2. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS
Record: 18-8-2 (38 pts)
Last 10 games: 9-0-1

Sid the Kid with 31 points on his 15-game points streak.
3. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS
Record: 17-7-4 (38 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-3-2

No glaring weaknesses.
4. WASHINGTON CAPITALS
Record: 18-8-2 (38 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-4-1

Doing well without Ovie scoring goals.
5. MONTREAL CANADIENS
Record: 17-8-2 (36 pts)
Last 10 games: 6-3-1

Imagine if Gomez was producing?
6. DALLAS STARS
Record: 16-8-1 (33 pts)
Last 10 games: 8-1-1

Not sure how long it will last, but they've won six straight.


Bottom 6

25. CALGARY FLAMES
Record: 11-14-2 (24 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-4-2

If only they could play the Wild all the time.
26. OTTAWA SENATORS
Record: 12-14-2 (26 pts)
Last 10 games: 3-6-1

Set franchise record shutout streak at home.
27. FLORIDA PANTHERS
Record: 11-14-0 (22 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-6-0

Injuries mounting, Dvorak the latest casualty.
28. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS
Record: 9-12-4 (22 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-5-1

Really tough week ahead.
29. NEW JERSEY DEVILS
Record: 8-16-2 (18 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-6-0

Rumbles about a coaching change growing louder.
30. NEW YORK ISLANDERS
Record: 5-15-5 (15 pts)
Last 10 games: 1-6-3

Just hope the young talent doesn't get wrecked.


Canadian 6

1. MONTREAL CANADIENS
Record: 17-8-2 (36 pts)
Last 10 games: 6-3-1

Give Jacques Martin credit for a great defensive system.
2. VANCOUVER CANUCKS
Record: 14-8-3 (31 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-4-1

Statement win over the Blackhawks.
3. EDMONTON OILERS
Record: 10-12-4 (24 pts)
Last 10 games: 6-3-1

Hey, the kids are humming, they swept through the East.
4. CALGARY FLAMES
Record: 11-14-2 (24 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-4-2

Somebody has to be fourth.
5. OTTAWA SENATORS
Record: 12-14-2 (26 pts)
Last 10 games: 3-6-1

Somebody has to be fifth.
6. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS
Record: 9-12-4 (22 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-5-1

Somebody has to be sixth.