A ten game winning streak has rocketed the Minnesota Wild into the top tier of this week's ESPN NHL 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 December 26th

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

ESPN comments:

Forward Charlie Coyle has emerged as an offensive threat, and goalie Devan Dubnyk is standing on his head to help this team to its 10-game winning streak.

The biggest riser of the week is our Wild, jumping five spots from #7 to #2. The biggest fall of the week belongs to the New York Rangers, both plunging four spots from #1 to #5 (still pretty damn good).

The Wild visit the Nashville Predators Tuesday night, before returning home Thursday to host the Islanders -- and New Year's Eve at home against the #1 Blue Jackets.

Go Wild!

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