Player Ranks: Top five holds firm

Steven Stamkos is the No. 3 skater on the list and leads the league in goals. Scott Audette/NHLI/Getty Images

Editor's note: These rankings are based on player production in terms of Hockey Prospectus' GVT valuation metric. If you are unfamiliar with GVT and how it works, you can find more here.

Every Monday until the end of the season, Prospectus will provide updated Player Power Rankings for the top 10 skaters and top five goalies in the NHL based on HP's proprietary value metric, GVT, which includes offensive, defensive and shootout components.

This week, the top five skaters all protect their spots, with Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin leading the way at No. 1. Henrik Lundqvist, Jonathan Quick and Tim Thomas all hold their spots in the goalie rankings while two new names appear in the top five.