NHL power rankings: Lightning take top spot; looking at trade deadline

In the last week, both the Penguins and the Leafs kicked off trade deadline festivities by acquiring Jason Zucker and Jack Campbell, respectively. In the spirit of matchmakers of yore, we’ll pair one team with its best potential suitor. That doesn’t mean teams don’t have other options—in most cases, they do—or will find what they’re looking for. But without further delay, here’s how we see the league stacking up this week with an eye toward Feb. 24’s approaching trade deadline:

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