The Minnesota Wild return from their 3-game West Coast road trip grabbing five of the six possible points from San Jose, LA, and Anaheim -- 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 9th

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

ESPN comments:

The Wild have bounced back nicely after their 12-game winning streak was halted by Columbus on Dec. 31. Minnesota has the top goal differential in the Western Conference and notched a homecoming win for coach Bruce Boudreau on Sunday in Anaheim.

The biggest risers of the week are the Vancouver Canucks, jumping six spots from #22 to #16. The biggest fall of the week belongs to the Ottawa Senators, plunging seven spots from #10 to #17.

The Wild return home to host the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

Go Wild!

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