The Dallas Stars have fallen to 19th in the latest ESPN NHL Power Rankings. They were 13th last week. Tonight's opponent, the New Jersey Devils, are 6th right now despite being on the outside looking in at a playoff spot. A 15-1-2 run will do that for you.
As for the Stars, ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun offered this take:
"Falling like a rock and Brad Richards is injured. Ouch."
The Canucks, Flyers, Red Wings, Sharks and Coyotes make up the top five in this week's rankings, which you can find here.
Dallas Stars and ESPN Power Rankings
Tracking the Dallas Stars in the ESPN Power Rankings