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POWER RANKINGS

EAST

1 PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

2 BOSTON BRUINS

3 NEW YORK RANGERS

4 DETROIT RED WINGS

5 OTTAWA SENATORS

6 MONTREAL CANADIENS

7 TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS

8 NEW YORK ISLANDERS

9 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS

10 COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS

11 WASHINGTON CAPITALS

12 TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING

13 CAROLINA HURRICANES

14 BUFFALO SABRES

15 NEW JERSEY DEVILS

16 FLORIDA PANTHERS

BY BRIAN CAZENEUVE

WEST

1 CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS

2 LOS ANGELES KINGS

3 SAN JOSE SHARKS

4 ST. LOUIS BLUES

5 VANCOUVER CANUCKS

6 MINNESOTA WILD

7 EDMONTON OILERS

8 ANAHEIM DUCKS

9 NASHVILLE PREDATORS

10 WINNIPEG JETS

11 PHOENIX COYOTES

12 DALLAS STARS

13 COLORADO AVALANCHE

14 CALGARY FLAMES

BY SARAH KWAK

STANLEY CUP FINALS BLACKHAWKS OVER PENGUINS

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Photograph by NAM Y. HUH/AP

MAKE IT REIGN Led by captain Jonathan Toews, the Blackhawks were far and away the NHL's best team last season. And, unlike in Chicago's previous Cup defense, the roster remains largely intact, not to mention focused on avoiding a letdown (page 72).