Heading into the Olympic break, the St. Louis Blues continue on top of the TSN.ca NHL Power Rankings, a spot the Blues have held seven times to this point in the season, the most of any team. The Blues, who have on regulation loss in the past eight, are ahead of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Chicago Blackhawks. On a 5-1-1 stretch in the past seven games, the Montreal Canadiens gained ground to move from 13 to nine. The Philadelphia Flyers, on a four-game winning streak, move from 20 to 16 and the Minnesota Wild, who have thrived despite injuries, are up from 23 to 20. Heading the other way, the Winnipeg Jets had back-to-back losses for the first time under Paul Maurice and, as always, goaltending is a concern, contributing to their slide from 12 to 17. The Carolina Hurricanes slip from 16 to 19, though if they are really prepared to keep goaltender Cam Ward in the background, that ranking would improve based on how well Anton Khudobin has played when given the opportunity this year. No team should be welcoming the Olympic break more than the Vancouver Canucks, who have two regulation wins in the past 20 games and desperately need to get healthy if they are going to mount a late-season charge to recapture a playoff spot. In any case, the Canucks slide sees them drop from 19 to 23. Among the rest of Canadian teams, the Toronto Maple Leafs sit at 15, up a couple of spots, and their highest placement in the rankings since late November. A blowout loss to Boston in the final game before the break knocked the Ottawa Senators down a couple of spots, from 22 to 24, while the suddenly-improving Edmonton Oilers are up from 28 to 26, and the Calgary Flames are down from 27 to 28. Scott Cullen can be reached at Scott.Cullen@bellmedia.ca and followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tsnscottcullen. For more, check out TSN Fantasy on Facebook. Mallex Smith Jersey . 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Hopefully, there will be plenty more games in my future, and well get it done.Kinkaid stopped 26 shots while Mike Cammalleri and Steve Bernier each had a goal and an assist. Jaromir Jagr also scored as the Devils won for the sixth time in 10 games (6-2-2).Kinkaid got the start as Cory Schneider rested after facing a season-high 43 shots in the Devils 2-1 overtime loss to Pittsburgh on Friday.Hes played well everytime hes been in there, Devils general manager and co-coach Lou Lamoriello said. Too bad we couldnt get the shutout for him. Ive said all along that our goaltending is something we feel very good about.Kinkaid, an undrafted free agent, was solid as the Devils beat the Panthers at home for the fifth straight time.Kinkaid lost the shutout on a drive by Brandon Pirri.It was a costly loss for the Panthers who hoped to gain ground in the chase for a playoff spot. Florida started the day six points behind the New York Rangers who held the second and final wild-card position in the Eastern Conference. While the Panthers lost for the sixth time in the last seven games, the Rangers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1.The Panthers play the Rangers on Monday night at Madison Square Garden.Were fighting to catch the Rangers and we have them next, Panthers forward Shawn Thornton said. Theyre a team ahead of us. Its going to be hard to catch them this way.Jagr and Cammalleri scored in a span of just under 5 minutes as the Devils jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period.Jagr opened the scoring at 9:40 with his 10th ggoal of the season, the 715th of his career.dddddddddddd Jagr is now only two goals behind Phil Esposito, fifth on the all-time list.Set up by passes from Dainius Zubrus and Cammalleri, Jagr roofed a shot from the slot over Roberto Luongos left shoulder.Cammalleri connected for a power-play tally with 5:13 remaining in the period to give New Jersey the two-goal advantage. The goal was set up by a beautiful between-the-legs backhand pass from Bernier to Cammalleri who got his team-leading 16th score.Kinkaid made those goals stand up.The Panthers controlled the scoreless second period but could not put a puck past Kinkaid. Florida outshot New Jersey 12-1 with the lone Devils shot coming from Bernier as time expired.The Panthers had several good opportunities with some of their best coming in the on the power play with Aleksander Barkov and Jonathan Huberdeau swiping at a loose puck in the crease before Kinkaid covered up.It was more of the same in third as the Devils concentrated on defending their zone while letting the Panthers carry the play.Kinkaid made a big pad save on Huberdeaus slapper from the left circle with 4 minutes left.The Panthers pulled Luongo for an extra attacker in final 3 minutes. Then Bernier iced the game with an empty netter with 2:32 to go, his fifth goal in the last six games.The only remaining suspense was the shutout, and that vanished on Pirris goal.We are not going to score this way, Pirri said. Its not the way were built. We have to score some ugly ones. Were an ugly team and have to start scoring ugly goals. Scoring one goal just is not good enough. Its not going to get any easier from here.NOTES: The Panthers started a three-games-in-four-nights swing through the New York area. After visiting the Rangers on Monday, the trip concludes on Long Island against the New York Islanders on Tuesday. ... Andy Greene played in his 197th straight game, second-longest streak by a defenceman in Devils history. Ken Daneyko holds the club mark with 388. ... The Devils scratched RW Michael Ryder and D Eric Gelinas. The Panther scratches were RW Jimmy Hayes and RW Tomas Kopecky. ' ' '