The Minnesota Wild are on top of the Central Division and Western Conference with 61 points -- 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 January 16th

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

ESPN comments:

The Wild are alone in first place in the Central Division -- and the Western Conference -- after Sunday's win over the Chicago Blackhawks, their conference-best 14th road win. Coach Bruce Boudreau is heading to Los Angeles to coach the Central Division squad during All-Star weekend. Is he also heading toward a berth on the Jack Adams ballot as coach of the year?

The biggest risers of the week are the Boston Bruins, jumping seven spots from #19 to #12. The biggest falls of the week belong to the Philadelphia Flyers and Winnipeg Jets, each dropping five spots.

The Wild return home to host the New Jersey Devils tonight at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

Let's Go Wild!

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