The Minnesota Wild lead both the NHL's Central Division and Western Conference with 84 points (only Washington has more at 85) -- and that keeps them among the NHL elite in this week's ESPN Power Rankings. See where they landed as well as where the other 29 teams stack up this week.

ESPN's 2016 NHL Power Rankings: Week of February 20th

  1. Washington Capitals
  2. Minnesota Wild
  3. Chicago Blackhawks
  4. Pittsburgh Penguins
  5. San Jose Sharks
  6. New York Rangers
  7. Columbus Blue Jackets
  8. Edmonton Oilers
  9. Anaheim Ducks
  10. St. Louis Blues
  11. Ottawa Senators
  12. Nashville Predators
  13. Boston Bruins
  14. Florida Panthers
  15. Montreal Canadiens
  16. Los Angeles Kings
  17. New York Islanders
  18. Toronto Maple Leafs
  19. Calgary Flames
  20. Winnipeg Jets
  21. Philadelphia Flyers
  22. Tampa Bay Lightning
  23. Buffalo Sabres
  24. New Jersey Devils
  25. Vancouver Canucks
  26. Dallas Stars
  27. Detroit Red Wings
  28. Carolina Hurricanes
  29. Arizona Coyotes
  30. Colorado Avalanche

ESPN comments:

The Wild get their five-day bye week after Tuesday's game (versus Chicago) and then come out of that to play their final 23 games in 41 days. Whoa.

The biggest risers of the week are the Winnipeg Jets, jumping six spots from #26 to #20. The biggest drop of the week belongs to the Carolina Hurricanes, plunging six spots from #22 to #28.

The Wild host the Chicago Blackhawks tomorrow night (2/21) in St. Paul.  

Let's Go Wild!

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