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

1. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS [up from 2]
Record: 16-6-3 (35 pts)
Last 10 games: 8-1-1

OK, they stumbled in Anaheim but they spanked both Calgary and San Jose.
2. SAN JOSE SHARKS [down from 1]
Record: 18-6-4 (40 pts)
Last 10 games: 6-2-2

That big line is scary.
3. CALGARY FLAMES [up from 6]
Record: 17-6-3 (37 pts)
Last 10 games: 6-2-2

It is all starting to come together.
4. NEW JERSEY DEVILS [down from 3]
Record: 17-6-1 (35 pts)
Last 10 games: 7-2-1

Winning despite mounting injuries. Brodeur has been great.
5. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS [unchanged]
Record: 19-9-0 (38 pts)
Last 10 games: 7-3-0

Crosby finally lit it up on the weekend.
6. WASHINGTON CAPITALS [down from 4]
Record: 16-5-6 (38 pts)
Last 10 games: 6-2-2

Ovie is still finding his way back, but what of the injury?
7. BOSTON BRUINS [up from 17]
Record: 13-8-5 (31 pts)
Last 10 games: 6-1-3

Loss of Lucic will hurt, but quietly getting back to form.
8. BUFFALO SABRES [up from 9]
Record: 15-7-2 (32 pts)
Last 10 games: 6-3-1

Bounced back with a couple of wins after losing four.
9. NASHVILLE PREDATORS [up from 14]
Record: 15-10-1 (31 pts)
Last 10 games: 8-2-0

Have won eight of their past nine.
10. OTTAWA SENATORS [up from 12]
Record: 13-7-4 (30 pts)
Last 10 games: 6-2-2

Elliott has gotten the job done in goal.
11. PHOENIX COYOTES [up from 15]
Record: 15-11-1 (31 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-4-1

Finally scoring some goals.
12. DALLAS STARS [up from 19]
Record: 12-8-7 (31 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-4-1

Richards has been the star of their show.
13. LOS ANGELES KINGS [down from 11]
Record: 15-10-2 (32 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-5-0

Smyth is starting to skate, his return will help.
14. ATLANTA THRASHERS [up from 24]
Record: 14-7-3 (31 pts)
Last 10 games: 7-1-2

Big shutout wins over Philly and Detroit.
15. VANCOUVER CANUCKS [up from 16]
Record: 14-12-0 (28 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-5-0

They're healthy again, but their schedule is brutal.
16. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING [up from 20]
Record: 10-7-8 (28 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-3-3

Stamkos making a pitch for the Olympic team.
17. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS [down from 8]
Record: 13-10-1 (27 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-6-0

Emery has started to look average, the team too.
18. DETROIT RED WINGS [down from 7]
Record: 13-9-4 (30 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-4-1

Where did all the offence go?
19. COLORADO AVALANCHE [down from 13]
Record: 15-8-5 (35 pts)
Last 10 games: 3-4-3

Coming back to earth big time.
20. NEW YORK ISLANDERS [up from 23]
Record: 10-10-7 (27 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-4-2

Much better than expected.
21. NEW YORK RANGERS [unchanged]
Record: 13-13-1 (27 pts)
Last 10 games: 3-7-0

Not very good on the weekend.
22. MONTREAL CANADIENS [unchanged]
Record: 12-12-2 (26 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-4-2

Hanging in despite all the injuries.
23. ST. LOUIS BLUES [up from 26]
Record: 10-10-5 (25 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-4-1

Much better since the owner read the riot act.
24. ANAHEIM DUCKS [up from 28]
Record: 10-11-4 (24 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-4-2

Giguere is back and playing well.
25. MINNESOTA WILD [up from 27]
Record: 10-12-3 (23 pts)
Last 10 games: 5-2-3

Making strides beating up on the Avs.
26. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS [down from 10]
Record: 13-9-4 (30 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-4-2

Can't believe they struggle so much defensively.
27. FLORIDA PANTHERS [down from 18]
Record: 10-12-4 (24 pts)
Last 10 games: 4-3-3

On a losing streak, but had shown signs of improvement.
28. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS [up from 30]
Record: 6-12-7 (19 pts)
Last 10 games: 3-5-2

Wilson wonders: "Has the worm finally turned?"
29. EDMONTON OILERS [down from 25]
Record: 10-13-4 (24 pts)
Last 10 games: 2-5-3

Loss of Hemsky is piling on.
30. CAROLINA HURRICANES [down from 29]
Record: 5-17-5 (15 pts)
Last 10 games: 3-5-2

Outscored 16-1 in their last four third periods. Enough said.