The Dallas Stars are 14th in this week's ESPN Power Rankings, up from 27th a week ago. ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun handled this week's list and offered this on the Stars:
They'll take the split in the home-and-home with Chicago. Netminder Kari Lehtonen was outstanding in the season opener.
The Red Wings are No.1 in this week's rankings, followed by Buffalo, Philadelphia, San Jose and Pittsburgh. You can see the entire rankings here.
Dallas Stars and ESPN Power Rankings
Tracking the Dallas Stars in the ESPN Power Rankings