The Dallas Stars are 15th in this week's ESPN NHL Power Rankings, up two spots from one week ago.
ESPN.com's Scott Burnside put together this week's rankings and offered this on the Stars:
"Dallas needs Kari Lehtonen (2-2 since returning from injury, with 11 goals against) to get back into form or Stars fans are going to see a lot more of rookie Richard Bachman as Dallas hopes to stay in the playoff hunt in the second half."
The New York Rangers top this week's rankings, followed by Vancouver, Boston, San Jose and St. Louis. The complete rankings are here.
Dallas Stars and ESPN Power Rankings
Tracking the Dallas Stars in the ESPN Power Rankings