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NHL Power RankingsNHL Power Rankings: Week 17

Posted: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 | 11:52 AM

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Centre Valtteri Filppula, front, and the rest of his Detroit Red Wings teammates are enjoying a seven-game win streak, and an incredible franchise-record 17 consecutive victories at Joe Louis Arena. (Carlos Osorio/Associated Press) Centre Valtteri Filppula, front, and the rest of his Detroit Red Wings teammates are enjoying a seven-game win streak, and an incredible franchise-record 17 consecutive victories at Joe Louis Arena. (Carlos Osorio/Associated Press)

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The Detroit Red Wings have the fewest fighting majors in the NHL this season at seven, but they certainly exhibited plenty of fight in their game against the hard-hitting St. Louis Blues on Monday.

The Detroit Red Wings have the fewest fighting majors in the NHL this season at seven, but they certainly exhibited plenty of fight in their game against the hard-hitting St. Louis Blues on Monday.

The Red Wings were at their physical best against the Blues with a 3-1 victory to extend their win streak to seven games and their victory string at home to a franchise record 17.

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Detroit Red Wings 1. DETROIT RED WINGS (33-15-1) They have won seven in a row and an incredible franchise-record 17 consecutive games at Joe Louis Arena.(Last Week: 2)
New York Rangers 2. NEW YORK RANGERS (31-12-4) The hard-working Rangers rebounded after a loss to the Penguins with wins over the Bruins and Jets this week. (Last Week: 2)
St. Louis Blues 3. ST. LOUIS BLUES (29-13-7) A difficult back-to-back situation left them with only a point in losses to Detroit and Pittsburgh, but this team remains in the hunt. (Last Week: 4)
Nashville Predators 4. NASHVILLE PREDATORS (30-16-4) They have gone on an amazing 18-5-0 run to give the Central Division four teams in the top six in the NHL overall standings. (Last Week: 10)
Pittsburgh Penguins 5. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS (28-17-4) The Penguins hit the break with a seven-game win streak as captain Sidney Crosby undergoes treatment in California. (Last Week: 13)
Boston Bruins 6. BOSTON BRUINS (31-14-2) It will be interesting to see how the Tim Thomas White House controversy affects the Stanley Cup champions.(Last Week: 5)
Vancouver Canucks 7. VANCOUVER CANUCKS (30-15-4) The Stanley Cup finalists enter the NHL all-star break with two wins in their past four games.(Last Week: 7)
Philadelphia Flyers 8. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (29-14-5) With Daniel Briere the latest Flyer to be sidelined by a concussion, Philadelphia managed a shootout win over the Panthers. (Last Week: 9)
9. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS (29-15-6) Captain Jonathan Toews joined veteran forward Patrick Sharp on the sidelines with a hand injury and will miss the all-star game.(Last Week: 6)
10. SAN JOSE SHARKS (27-14-6) The struggling Sharks snapped a four-game losing streak with a 1-0 win over the Flames on Tuesday. (Last Week: 3)
Ottawa Senators 11. OTTAWA SENATORS (27-19-6) The surprising Senators ended a five-game road trip with three consecutive losses. (Last Week: 8)
Los Angeles Kings 12. LOS ANGELES KINGS (24-16-10) Kyle Clifford gave his team a lift earlier this week with a Gordie Howe hat trick in a 4-1 win at home against the Senators. (Last Week: 11)
Washington Capitals 13. WASHINGTON CAPITALS (26-19-3) The Capitals helped their cause entering the break by plucking three-out-four points in games against Pittsburgh and Boston. (Last Week: 15)
Florida Panthers 14. FLORIDA PANTHERS (22-15-11) The Panthers' grasp on a playoff spot has slipped with five losses in six outings. (Last Week: 14)
15. NEW JERSEY DEVILS (26-19-3) The good vibrations earlier this month have been snuffed out with four losses in a row. (Last Week: 12)
16. MINNESOTA (24-18-5) The Wild have won back-to-back games for the first time since they were on a seven-game win streak back in December. (Last Week: 16)
Tampa Bay Lightning 17. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING (21-23-4) It will be interesting to see if the East finalists can get themselves back in the playoff picture after four consecutive victories. ((Last Week: 28)
Toronto Maple Leafs 18. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (25-19-5) They rebounded with back-to-back wins over the Islanders and didn't give the New York a power play in either game. (Last Week: 19)
19.COLORADO AVALANCHE (26-23-2) Losses to the Ducks and Wild have dropped the Avalanche out of the top-eight in the West. (Last Week: 18)
Calgary Flames 20. CALGARY FLAMES (23-21-6) The Flames saw a mini two-game win streak halted with a tough 1-0 loss to the Sharks on Tuesday. (Last Week: 22)
Dallas Stars 21. DALLAS STARS (25-21-2) Goalie Kari Lehtonen came up with his first shutout of the season in a 1-0 win over Anaheim to stem a five-game losing streak. (Last Week: 17)
22. PHOENIX COYOTES (22-20-8) They snapped a three-game losing streak with a win over Ottawa on Tuesday, but in front of their sixth sub-10,000 crowd this year. (Last Week: 22)
Winnipeg Jets 23. WINNIPEG JETS (22-22-6) The up-and-down Jets are suffering through a downward spiral once again with a three-game losing streak.(Last Week: 20)
Anaheim Ducks 24. ANAHEIM DUCKS (18-23-7) With an 8-1-1 run to the all-star break have the Ducks put themselves in position for a late run at a playoff spot? (Last Week: 24)
New York Islanders 25. NEW YORK ISLANDERS (19-22-7) They fell on hard times with back-to-back losses in a home-and-home series with the Maple Leafs this week. (Last Week: 23)
Montreal Canadiens 26. MONTREAL CANADIENS (18-21-9) The latest episode in the Habs soap opera was a spat between P.K. Subban and assistant coach Randy Ladouceur in practice. (Last Week: 24)
Carolina Hurricanes 27. CAROLINA HURRICANES (18-24-9)  They continue to improve under new coach Kirk Muller with five of a possible six points in their past three games.(Last Week: 26)
Buffalo Sabres 28. BUFFALO SABRES (20-24-5)   At least they stopped a five-game losing streak and a 12-game slide on the road with a 2-1 shootout win in New Jersey. (Last Week: 29)
Edmonton Oilers 29. EDMONTON OILERS (18-26-5) Just when they appeared that they would challenge for 30th spot, they plucked three of four points in their last two games. (Last Week: 30)
Columbus Blue Jackets 30. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS (13-30-6) They only have the trade deadline to look forward to as they endure another four-game losing streak.(Last Week: 27)

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