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by: AnthonyP On  Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Bryan LittleTotal Pro Sports – This week’s NHL Power Rankings has the San Jose Sharks getting back their bite jumping back into the top 3 and the Phoenix Coyotes losing their teeth ending up with the coveted #30 spot.

NHL Power Rankings Movers And Shakers

Red ArrowThe biggest Shakers in our NHL Power Rankings this week were the not so dangerous Phoenix Coyotes falling 4 spots to end up dead last at #30.

The second biggest shaker was the Calgary Flames and Los Angeles Kings both dropping 3 spots to land at #6 and #26.

Green ArrowThe biggest Movers in our NHL Power Rankings this week were the Columbus Blue Jackets and Atlanta Thrashers bothing climbing 3 spots to find themselves at #13 and #24 respectively.

Lets take a look at the rest of the league: NHL POWER RANKINGS for Week 23.

Rank Team Record Change Comment
1 Detroit Red Wings 46-15-9 - Chris Osgood appears to be nearing his playoff form after posting a shutout in Detroit’s 4-0 win over Columbus.
2 New Jersey Devils 45-20-3 - Congratulations goes out to Martin Brodeur tying Patrick Roy‘s wins record as well as being named the NHL’s 1st Star.
3 San Jose Sharks 45-13-10 Green Arrow1 The Sharks clinched a playoff birth in their 1-0 win over the Ducks on Sunday night.
4 Boston Bruins 45-17-9 Green Arrow1 Solid week for Phil Kessel netting his 30th goal of the season and collecting 5 points in 4 games.
5 Washington Capitals 43-21-6 Green Arrow1 Alexander Semin and Alexander Ovechkin continue to roll combining for 11 points last week.
6 Calgary Flames 40-23-6 Red Arrow3 Olli Jokinen remains red hot after netting a hat-trick in the Flames 8-6 loss to the Leafs.
7 Philadelphia Flyers 37-21-10 - Mike Richards had another good week scoring 2 goals and adding 3 assists for 5 points.
8 Vancouver Canucks 36-23-9 Green Arrow1 Have now won 9 straight games at home after their 4-2 win over the Avalanche on Sunday night.
9 Pittsburgh Penguins 37-26-8 Green Arrow1 Sidney Crosby seems to be developing some chemistry with Chris Kunitz as they combined for 13 points last week.
10 Montreal Canadiens 36-25-8 Red Arrow2 Congratulations to Patrice Brisebois who played in his 1,000th career NHL game on Saturday night.
11 New York Rangers 36-26-8 Green Arrow1 Picked up a big 4-1 win over the Flyers Sunday afternoon.
12 Chicago Blackhawks 37-21-9 Red Arrow1 Have lost their last two games to the Blue Jackets and Islanders.
13 Columbus Blue Jackets 36-28-6 Green Arrow3 Were on a nice 4 game winning streak until their 4-0 loss to the Red Wings Sunday.
14 Carolina Hurricanes 36-28-7 - Cam Ward posted his 5th shutout of the season in the Hurricanes 3-0 win over the Rangers last Monday night.
15 Florida Panthers 34-25-10 Red Arrow2 Currently on a 3 game winless streak after losing games to the Penguins, Sabres and Lightning.
16 Buffalo Sabres 34-27-8 Red Arrow1 Have gone 2-2-1 in their last 5 games.
17 Dallas Stars 33-28-8 Green Arrow2 Will try to build off their 2 wins from last week and create some space in what is a tight race for the playoffs in the Western Conference.
18 Edmonton Oilers 32-27-9 Red Arrow1 Somehow managed to lose all 3 of their games in overtime last week.
19 Nashville Predators 34-30-5 Red Arrow1 Pekka Rinne picked up his 7th shutout of the season in the Predators 2-0 win over the Coyotes Saturday night.
20 St. Louis Blues 32-29-8 Green Arrow2 Had a record of 3-1 last week and rookie T.J. Oshie collected 5 points in the Blues 4 games.
21 Minnesota Wild 32-29-8 Red Arrow1 Are currently on a 4 game winless streak.
22 Anaheim Ducks 32-31-6 Red Arrow1 Saw their 3 game winless streak come to an end with a 4-3 win over the Canucks, but then followed that up with a 1-0 shutout loss to the Sharks.
23 Ottawa Senators 28-30-10 Green Arrow2 Have gone 4-1 in their last 5 games. Daniel Alfredsson and Jason Spezza combined for 10 points last week.
24 Atlanta Thrashers 28-35-6 Green Arrow3 Currently on a surprising 5 game winning streak.
25 Toronto Maple Leafs 28-29-13 Red Arrow1 Alexei Ponikarovsky had a great week scoring 1 goal and adding 6 helpers for 7 points.
26 Los Angeles Kings 29-29-10 Red Arrow3 Tough shootout loss to the Sharks, a game in which Erik Ersberg played a great game but wasn’t able to pick up the win.
27 Colorado Avalanche 31-38-1 Green Arrow1 John-Michael Liles had a great week netting 2 goals and adding 4 assists for 6 points.
28 Tampa Bay Lightning 23-32-14 Green Arrow2 Were able to put an end to their 4 game winless streak with a 4-1 win over the Leafs.
29 New York Islanders 24-38-8 - Have gone 6-2-2 in their last 10 games.
30 Phoenix Coyotes 28-35-6 Red Arrow4 Currently on a 5 game winless streak.

Be sure to check back next week with our NHL Power Rankings for Week 24.