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Stars up to No. 17 in Power Rankings

Despite Sunday's loss to the Coyotes, the Stars moved up to No. 17 (they were 22 last week) in the latest ESPN.com NHL Power Rankings. The Sharks, if you were wondering, are the new No. 1.

Here's what Scott Burnside had to say about the locals:

The Stars are among the most predictable teams in the NHL; they have yet to win more than two games in a row at any point in this season. That's the kind of play that will keep you just outside the playoff bubble, which is where they are right now after losing in Phoenix on Sunday.