ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun put together this week's rankings and had this to say about the Stars:
So, a year ago they went from first to out of the playoffs in the stretch run. This year, it's the opposite. The red-hot Stars are 9-0-1 in their last 10 games, led by goal-scoring machine Michael Ryder.
Dallas Stars and ESPN Power Rankings
Tracking the Dallas Stars in the ESPN Power Rankings