Welcome to a special edition of theScore's NHL Power Rankings, which will encompass the last 10 seasons. With the new decade now underway, it's time to take one last look back at the previous 10 years and see which franchises were the class of the league.

Let's rank how each team performed in the 2010s, considering overall performance, division titles, and championships:

1. Chicago Blackhawks

Stanley Cup titles: 3 (2010, 2013, 2015)
Division titles: 3
Playoff appearances: 8
Best player: Patrick Kane

The only team to claim three championships this decade is the no-brainer selection for the No. 1 spot. Even after trading a series of high-profile cap causalities in 2010, the Blackhawks were able to win two more Stanley Cups over the following five years, cementing their decade of excellence. Chicago has been disappointing recently, with no playoff wins over the past three seasons. But the team still accomplished plenty in the 2010s.

2. Pittsburgh Penguins

Stanley Cup titles: 2 (2016, 2017)
Division titles: 2
Playoff appearances: 10
Best player: Sidney Crosby

The Penguins were the decade's most consistently competitive club, qualifying for the postseason every year - and more than any other team - while also claiming the ultimate prize on back-to-back occasions. Only the Blackhawks won more playoff series than Pittsburgh and the Boston Bruins over the 10-year span. The Penguins won the second-most games of the decade too, with a dominant core of Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Phil Kessel, Kris Letang, and Matt Murray leading the way.

3. Washington Capitals

Stanley Cup titles: 1 (2018)
Division titles: 7
Playoff appearances: 9
Best player: Alex Ovechkin

If the Capitals had won more than one Stanley Cup, it would be almost impossible to argue against them being No. 1 on our list. They earned the most wins in the 2010s, won the most division titles, only missed the playoffs once, and secured three Presidents' trophies along the way. Ovechkin and Co. endured a lot of criticism for their playoff futility before 2018, largely overshadowing a decade of dominance.

4. Boston Bruins

Stanley Cup titles: 1 (2011)
Division titles: 3
Playoff appearances: 8
Best player: Patrice Bergeron

After kicking off the decade with a championship in 2011, the Bruins have been one of the league's top contenders almost every year since. Following two additional trips to the finals in the 2010s, Boston is tied with the Blackhawks for the most Cup appearances this decade (three). The Bruins have been one of the league's most consistent teams, and the club is set up well for years to come with a mix of veterans and youth.

5. Los Angeles Kings