There are a number of groups on vital profitable streaks, and that alters this week’s NHL energy rankings in consequence.
The Flames and Avalanche make appreciable jumps in the rankings, as do the Penguins and Bruins in the prime 10.
On the different aspect of the coin, the Kings take a serious fall backward this week.
Right here is the full breakdown of Sporting Information’ NHL energy rankings for Week thirteen Week 2 three Week four Week 6 eight Week 9 eleven Week 12
NHL Power Rankings thirteen.zero
1. Tampa Bay Lightning
31-10-three, sixty five pts (final week: 1)
First group to succeed in 30 wins, however simply 2-2-1 final 5 video games — a minor velocity bump in midst of nice season. Victor Hedman damage a blow, nevertheless.
2. Vegas Golden Knights
29-eleven-three, sixty one pts (final week: 2)
Stood toe to toe with defending Western Convention champs Tuesday, however misplaced 1-zero determination to Predators. Subsequent up: face the prime group in the NHL, the Lightning, in Tampa on Thursday.
three. Washington Capitals
28-14-three, fifty nine pts (final week: three)
Caps have 18 wins on house ice, tied with Golden Knights for league lead.
four. Nashville Predators
26-eleven-6, fifty eight pts (final week: 6)
Pekka Rinne is having an impressive season in aim, and Juuse Saros crammed in Tuesday with forty three-save shutout over Vegas. Preds three-zero-1 final 4.
5. Winnipeg Jets
26-thirteen-7, fifty nine pts (final week: 5)
Misplaced two straight; and 10-10-6 street document is a priority.
6. Boston Bruins
24-10-eight, fifty six pts (final week: eight)
Tied with Lightning for fewest regulation losses with solely ten.
7. St. Louis Blues
27-17-three, fifty seven pts (final week: 9)
Three of the prime seven groups in the energy rankings are from Central Division. How about Carter Hutton stepping in as Jake Allen tries to seek out his recreation, and posting a ridiculous 1.seventy eight GAA and .942 save proportion in 17 appearances this season?
At this time’s goalie hugs delivered to you by @apetro_27 and @CarterHutton. pic.twitter.com/OVJcyXB3co
— NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) January 17, 2018
eight. San Jose Sharks
24-thirteen-6, fifty four pts (final week: thirteen)
Sharks discover their footing with three-recreation win streak. Win over Kings jumps them over L.A. and into second place in Pacific.
9. Toronto Maple Leafs
25-17-four, fifty four pts (final week: 10)
Power play is ninth greatest in the NHL, PK is ranked fourth. That is a profitable mixture come playoff time.
10. Pittsburgh Penguins
24-19-three, fifty one pts (final week: sixteen)
The schedule flipped to the second-half and the Penguins got here alive. 4 straight wins and Sidney Crosby is enjoying like Sidney Crosby once more.
eleven. New Jersey Devils
23-12-eight, fifty four pts (final week: eleven)
Snapped six-recreation winless skid with convincing street victory over Islanders Tuesday night time as group captain Andy Greene fought for the first time in eleven-season NHL profession.
It took 749 profession video games however #NJDevils captain had his hand raised whereas rocking the #TheJacket after getting in his first-ever @NHL battle! #NJDvsNYI pic.twitter.com/jRzsBKhSJO
— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) January 17, 2018
12. New York Rangers
23-17-5, fifty one pts (final week: 7)
Tuesday’s 5-1 win over Flyers was Rangers’ most spectacular victory in current reminiscence. Henrik Lundqvist continues sensible play. Accidents beginning to pile up for first time this season.
MIXED BAG: Metro, Central races turning right into a massacre
thirteen. Calgary Flames
19-sixteen-four, forty two pts (final week: 22)
Hit their bye week on a season-excessive seven-recreation profitable streak. Johnny Gaudreau with factors in all seven of these video games.
14. Dallas Stars
26-17-three, fifty five pts (final week: 14)
sixteen residence wins tied for second most in Western Convention. Jason Spezza benched for one recreation, responds with two objectives Tuesday night time.
15. Columbus Blue Jackets
25-18-three, fifty three pts (final week: 12)
Jack Johnson asks for commerce, Blue Jackets nonetheless springing leaks and battling accidents, although stay in playoff spot in robust Metro.
sixteen. Los Angeles Kings
24-15-5, fifty three pts (final week: four)
On a 4-recreation dropping streak and simply 2-5-1 in final eight video games
17. Colorado Avalanche
24-sixteen-three, fifty one pts (final week: 21)
They’ve gained seven in a row and Nathan MacKinnon is a professional Hart Trophy candidate.
So thoughts blowing, it motivated @Mackinnon9 to crank his twentieth of the yr. #ANAvsCOL pic.twitter.com/851A45vSxp
— NHL (@NHL) January 15, 2018
18. New York Islanders
23-19-four, 50 pts (final week: 18)
Powered by rookies Mat Barzal and Anthony Beauvillier, the excessive-flying Islanders gained three in a row earlier than four-1 setback to Devils final night time. Injured Josh Bailey resumes skating Wednesday.
19. Minnesota Wild
24-17-5, fifty three pts (final week: 19)
Just one regulation loss in final seven video games (four-1-2). Since coming back from damage, Zach Parise solely has one level (help) in seven video games.
20. Anaheim Geese
20-sixteen-9, forty nine pts (final week: 15)
Rickard Rackell stepping up amidst plethora of accidents in Anaheim with workforce-excessive 15 objectives and 32 factors.
21. Philadelphia Flyers
20-sixteen-eight, forty eight pts (final week: 23)
4-recreation profitable streak introduced Flyers again into playoff image. Thumped 5-1 by Rangers, although, on Tuesday.
22. Chicago Blackhawks
22-17-6, 50 pts (final week: 20)
Corey Crawford’s vertigo issues might derail Chicago’s playoff hopes.
23. Carolina Hurricanes
20-17-eight, forty eight pts (final week: 17)
Sebastian Aho concussion an enormous blow to ‘Canes. Aho has staff-excessive sixteen objectives and 37 factors.
#GottaSeeIt: Flames captain Mark Giordano was ejected for this hit on Sebastian Aho. pic.twitter.com/aiuUeYltJy
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) January 14, 2018
24. Edmonton Oilers
20-23-three, forty three pts (final week: 25)
Very quietly Connor McDavid has 37 assists and fifty two factors in forty six video games.
25. Detroit Pink Wings
18-19-7, forty three pts (final week: 24)
Dylan Larkin has solely 4 even power objectives this season — also has one on the energy play and two extra shorthanded.
26. Florida Panthers
18-19-6, forty two pts (final week: 26)
Three gamers — Jonathan Huberdeau, Vincent Trochek and Aleksander Barkov — with forty or extra factors.
27. Montreal Canadiens
18-20-6, forty two pts (final week: 27)
Scary concussion suffered by Phillip Danault, coupled with unspecified Andrew Shaw damage, places struggling Habs additional in a bind.
Stylish move by Zdeno Chara to remain out and ensure Phillip Danault was okay after injuring him with a shot. Most gamers left ice earlier than Danault was stretchered off pic.twitter.com/u459oT95nN
— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) January 14, 2018
28. Ottawa Senators
15-18-9, 39 pts (final week: 29)
Craig Anderson, Matt Duchene and Mike Hoffman all come alive earlier than bye week. Can they proceed uptick in play upon return Thursday?
29. Vancouver Canucks
18-21-6, forty two pts (final week: 28)
Henrik Sedin has two objectives in forty five video games — although he does have group-excessive 30 assists.
30. Buffalo Sabres
eleven-24-9, 31 pts (final week: 30)
Snapped 5-recreation winless skid with strong three-1 win over Blue Jackets earlier than bye week.
31. Arizona Coyotes
10-28-eight, 28 pts (final week: 31)
Did they get almost sufficient from Chicago in Anthony Duclair commerce? Do not assume so.