NHL Power Rankings: Bruins, Predators push for top spot, while Wild make their move

The identical 5 groups stay intact on this week’s NHL energy rankings, however their order shifts with the Predators and Bruins each respiration down the necks of top-ranked Tampa Bay.

The Wild take a wholesome bounce within the rankings — as do the Panthers, although that is within the backside half of the rankings. The Rangers? They proceed to go in the other way.

Right here is the full breakdown of Sporting Information’ NHL energy Week 2 three Week four Week 7 eight Week 10 eleven Week 12
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NHL Power Rankings 15.zero

1. Tampa Bay Lightning

36-14-three, seventy five pts (final week: 1)

In a little bit of a win-one, lose-one stretch proper now. Vegas, Boston, Winnipeg respiration down Lightning’s necks.

2. Vegas Golden Knights

35-14-four, seventy four pts (final week: 2)

Pittsburgh threw Marc-Andre Fleury fairly the homecoming social gathering Tuesday, although Pens finally handed Golden Knights a one-aim defeat in an thrilling recreation.

three. Nashville Predators

32-12-7, seventy one pts (final week: four)

Preds have gained three straight and 9 of eleven (9-1-1). Even when not at their greatest — like Monday towards the Isles — they discover a strategy to win.

four. Boston Bruins

32-eleven-eight, seventy two pts (final week: 5)

Wednesday is the one-yr anniversary of Claude Julien being fired in Boston and Bruce Cassidy taking up. That one sort of labored out, eh?

5. Washington Capitals

31-17-5, sixty seven pts (final week: three)

Nonetheless a Top-5 workforce, however pink-scorching Predators and Bruins need to cross Caps, and Jets are nipping at their heels, too.

6. Winnipeg Jets

32-thirteen-9, seventy three pts (final week: 6)

Greatest house report within the NHL (20-three-2), +33 objective differential general and solely thirteen regulation losses general — third fewest within the league.

7. Toronto Maple Leafs

31-19-5, sixty seven pts (final week: eight)

Leafs Nation held its breath when Frederik Andersen departed Monday’s recreation after taking a knee to the top. Respiration simpler Tuesday when he was again on the ice.

eight. St. Louis Blues

32-20-three, sixty seven pts (final week: 7)

Scored solely 4 objectives in dropping two of final three after three-recreation win streak.

9. Pittsburgh Penguins

30-22-three, sixty three pts (final week: 9)

Evgeni Malkin, January’s First Star within the NHL and the First Star within the opening week of February, continues to be a monster. At present driving a 5-recreation level-scoring streak during which he has 9 objectives and 4 assists.

10. Dallas Stars

31-19-four, sixty six pts (final week: eleven)

There is a cause why Tyler Seguin is all the time smiling. This Stars group is actual good, profitable three straight and permitting three objectives in that span is small instance.

eleven. Minnesota Wild

29-19-5, sixty three pts (final week: 15)

Spectacular 18-four-four on residence ice, then went to St. Louis and dismantled Blues on the street, 6-2, Tuesday.

12. San Jose Sharks

28-17-eight, sixty four pts (final week: 10)

Limping alongside with out the injured Joe Thornton.

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thirteen. Colorado Avalanche

29-19-four, sixty two pts (final week: 14)

In all probability have to play higher on street to remain in playoff spot, however Jared Bednar’s crew continues to be nice shock general.

14. New Jersey Devils

27-17-eight, sixty two pts (final week: 17)

Stubbed their toe in dropping to Senators on Tuesday, however righted ship earlier than that with three-recreation win streak.

15. Calgary Flames

27-18-eight, sixty two pts (final week: thirteen)

Terrific 14-5-5 on the street, however simply .500 or so at residence. TJ Brodie on the block?

sixteen. Philadelphia Flyers

25-19-9, fifty nine pts (final week: sixteen)

Brian Elliott damage harm, actually and figuratively.

17. Columbus Blue Jackets

27-22-four, fifty seven pts (final week: 12)

Sixth-fewest objectives scored within the NHL. Winless in final 4 (zero-three-1) and simply 2-6-1 in final 9.

18. Los Angeles Kings

28-19-5, sixty one pts (final week: 20)

Protection, protection and extra protection. Allowed second-fewest objectives within the league.

19. Anaheim Geese

26-19-10, sixty two pts (final week: 18)

Ryan Miller holding down the fort in aim, however John Gibson’s welcome return is imminent.

20. Chicago Blackhawks

24-21-eight, fifty six pts (final week: 22)

Corey Crawford near return. ‘Hawks want him for playoff push.

21. New York Islanders

26-22-6, fifty eight pts (final week: 21)

The league’s third highest scoring group additionally surrenders probably the most objectives. Punch-to-the-intestine house-ice loss to Predators on Monday.

22. New York Rangers

25-23-5, fifty five pts (final week: 19)

Freefalling Rangers misplaced three in a row and 6 of seven. Pavel Buchnevich, Jimmy Vesey and Marc Staal be a part of record of strolling wounded. Rick Nash on the buying and selling block.

23. Florida Panthers

23-22-6, fifty two pts (final week: 27)

Harry Sateri (!) sparks 4-recreation win streak. The expertise is there for this staff, even when outcomes haven’t.

24. Carolina Hurricanes

24-21-9, fifty seven pts (final week: 23)

Minus 20 objective differential finally retains this workforce out of playoffs, proper?

25. Edmonton Oilers

23-24-four, 50 pts (final week: 24)

Did you see Connor McDavid the opposite night time?

26. Detroit Pink Wings

21-23-eight, 50 pts (final week: 25)

Scoring fourth-fewest objectives per recreation within the NHL.

27. Montreal Canadiens

22-25-6, 50 pts (final week: 26)

A rousing weekend with again-to-again matinee victories.

28. Vancouver Canucks

21-26-6, forty eight pts (final week: 28)

Travis Inexperienced supplies robust like to younger roster, advantages to return down the street.

29. Ottawa Senators

18-25-9, forty five pts (final week: 29)

Bounced again from loss to Habs with strong residence-ice victory over good Devils group Tuesday.

30. Buffalo Sabres

14-29-10, 38 pts (final week: 30)

Ugly week, although Jack Eichel moved previous 50 factors (fifty one) and is averaging almost some extent per recreation.

31. Arizona Coyotes

12-32-9, 33 pts (final week: 31)

The newest dropping streak stands at 4.