The Dallas Stars are 11th in this week's ESPN NHL Power Rankings, up from 14th one week ago.
Pierre LeBrun, who handles this week's rankings, has this to say about the Stars:
Surprising rookie netminder Richard Bachman is helping keep the Stars very much in the playoff hunt while Kari Lehtonen recuperates from yet another groin injury. The Stars have won five of seven.
Boston is No. 1 in this week's rankings, followed by Chicago, New York Rangers, Philadelphia and St. Louis.
Dallas Stars and ESPN Power Rankings
Tracking the Dallas Stars in the ESPN Power Rankings