Joe Haggerty's NHL Power Rankings: On to the Stanley Cup Playoffs


The field for the Stanley Cup Playoffs is set, with 16 teams still harboring dreams of hoisting the Cup this season, and 15 teams already packing up and going home for the summer.

The Tampa Bay Lightning steamrolled their way through the regular season, racking up a near-record 128 points and 62 wins, so it's pretty obvious they'll finish atop Joe Haggerty's NHL Power Rankings.

But which teams have the best shot to take down Tampa in the postseason? The Bruins and Flames both finished with 107 points, and you can't sleep on dangerous teams like the Jets, Predators, Penguins, and the defending champion Capitals, among others.

So before the Playoffs get underway, check out the final NHL Power Rankings of the regular season.

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