Power Rankings: Columbus Blue Jackets cling to top spot, but Penguins, Capitals are closing in

— -- So, which team will be next to go on an extended run during this season of the streak? Will it be the Washington Capitals, the? Pittsburgh Penguins?or the? Montreal Canadiens? Is this the week? Alex Ovechkin hits 1,000 career points? When will the Colorado Avalanche finally start impersonating an NHL team? All will be revealed, as it is every week, in the Power Rankings.

1. (Last week: 1) <a href="http://www.espn.com/nhl/team/_/name/cbj/columbus-blue-jackets">Columbus Blue Jackets</a>, 28-7-4

2. (3)? <a href="http://www.espn.com/nhl/team/_/name/pit/pittsburgh-penguins">Pittsburgh Penguins</a>, 26-8-5

3. (5)? <a href="http://www.espn.com/nhl/team/_/name/wsh/washington-capitals">Washington Capitals</a>, 25-9-5

4. (2) <a href="http://www.espn.com/nhl/team/_/name/min/minnesota-wild">Minnesota Wild</a>, 25-9-5

5. (4) <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/topics/sports/hockey/new-york-rangers.htm" class="r_lapi">New York Rangers</a>, 28-13-1

6. (8) <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/topics/sports/hockey/montreal-canadiens.htm" class="r_lapi">Montreal Canadiens</a>, 25-9-6

7. (6) <a href="http://www.espn.com/nhl/team/_/name/chi/chicago-blackhawks">Chicago Blackhawks</a>, 26-12-5

8.? (11) <a href="http://www.espn.com/nhl/team/_/name/ana/anaheim-ducks">Anaheim Ducks</a>, 21-13-8

9. (7) <a href="http://www.espn.com/nhl/team/_/name/sj/san-jose-sharks">San Jose Sharks</a>, 24-14-2

10.?(10) <a href="http://www.espn.com/nhl/team/_/name/edm/edmonton-oilers">Edmonton Oilers</a>, 21-14-7

11. (9) <a href="http://www.espn.com/nhl/team/_/name/stl/st-louis-blues">St. Louis Blues</a>, 21-14-5

12. (12) <a href="http://www.espn.com/nhl/team/_/name/cgy/calgary-flames">Calgary Flames</a>, 22-18-2

13. (16) <a href="http://www.espn.com/nhl/team/_/name/tor/toronto-maple-leafs">Toronto Maple Leafs</a>, 18-13-8

14. (13) <a href="http://www.espn.com/nhl/team/_/name/la/los-angeles-kings">Los Angeles Kings</a>, 18-15-7

15.? (15) <a href="http://www.espn.com/nhl/team/_/name/phi/philadelphia-flyers">Philadelphia Flyers</a>, 21-15-6

16.?(22)? <a href="http://www.espn.com/nhl/team/_/name/van/vancouver-canucks">Vancouver Canucks</a>, 20-19-3

17.?(10) <a href="http://www.espn.com/nhl/team/_/name/ott/ottawa-senators">Ottawa Senators</a>, 21-14-4

18. (14) <a href="http://www.espn.com/nhl/team/_/name/car/carolina-hurricanes">Carolina Hurricanes</a>, 18-15-7

19.?(18) <a href="http://www.espn.com/nhl/team/_/name/bos/boston-bruins">Boston Bruins</a>, 21-17-5

20.?(24) <a href="http://www.espn.com/nhl/team/_/name/wpg/winnipeg-jets">Winnipeg Jets</a>, 19-20-3

21.?(20) <a href="http://www.espn.com/nhl/team/_/name/nsh/nashville-predators">Nashville Predators</a>, 17-16-7

22. (19)? <a href="http://www.espn.com/nhl/team/_/name/tb/tampa-bay-lightning">Tampa Bay Lightning</a>, 19-19-4

23. (23) <a href="http://www.espn.com/nhl/team/_/name/fla/florida-panthers">Florida Panthers</a>, 17-16-8

24.?(21) <a href="http://www.espn.com/nhl/team/_/name/dal/dallas-stars">Dallas Stars</a>, 16-16-8

25. (28) <a href="http://www.espn.com/nhl/team/_/name/nj/new-jersey-devils">New Jersey Devils</a>, 16-17-8

26.?(27) <a href="http://www.espn.com/nhl/team/_/name/buf/buffalo-sabres">Buffalo Sabres</a>, 15-15-6

27. (25) <a href="http://www.espn.com/nhl/team/_/name/det/detroit-red-wings">Detroit Red Wings</a>, 17-18-5

28.?(26) <a href="http://www.espn.com/nhl/team/_/name/nyi/new-york-islanders">New York Islanders</a>, 15-15-8

29.?(30) <a href="http://www.espn.com/nhl/team/_/name/ari/arizona-coyotes">Arizona Coyotes</a>, 12-22-6

30.? (30) <a href="http://www.espn.com/nhl/team/_/name/col/colorado-avalanche">Colorado Avalanche</a>, 13-25-1