NHL POWER RANKINGS

NHL Hockey Power Rankings

NHL Power Rankings


WEEK#    
Posted April 01, 2013 07:51 PM EDT

The Pittsburgh Penguins’ winning streak stands at 15 games entering the week, two shy of the NHL record. It certainly doesn’t appear that captain Sidney Crosby (broken jaw) will be back in time to help lead the Pens there. Cushioning the departure of the league’s leading scorer (56 points) were a trio of acquisitions (Jarome Iginla, Brenden Morrow and Douglas Murray). Count on several other clubs to be active before Wednesday's deadline. Teams are trying to add pieces for a playoff push, and next year’s smaller salary cap could make it even more interesting.
 

+9

Edmonton Oilers

-4

Detroit Red Wings

FOX SPORTS NHL POWER RANKINGS

RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

25-8 -0 - 1/8
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2

24-3 -0 1 1/7
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3

20-6 -0 1 3/26
Habs goalie Carey Price certainly didn’t languish over getting yanked on Wednesday, maybe aided by the fact his team beat the Bruins 6-5 in a shootout that night. He made 34 saves in a 3-0 victory against the Rangers on Saturday for his third shutout of the season. Another bright spot for the Habs down the stretch: former holdout defenseman PK Subban, who had a goal and three assists in the game.
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4

0-0 -0 2 2/17
At least Anaheim can beat Chicago. The Ducks’ victory over the Blackhawks on Friday was their only win in a six-game span. Granted, Anaheim tossed 17 shots at Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky and scored only once — a tally that forced OT, where Columbus prevailed on Sunday.
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5

18-10 -0 - 5/23
Minnesota’s seven-game win streak was snapped in Dallas on Friday, but at least it didn’t become a streak headed in the other direction on Saturday. The Wild came back from two goals down to the beat the Kings 4-3 in a shootout. The Wild entered this week 10-2-0 in their past 12 games.
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6

20-7 -0 - 3/6
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7

17-9 -0 - 3/17
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8

17-12 -0 - 8/30
Party like it’s 2004? The Maple Leafs took more strides toward their first playoff berth in nine years, the latest coming with a 4-0 victory over the Senators on Saturday. The Leafs entered the week with three straight victories and a nine-point cushion on the ninth-place Islanders.
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9

17-9 -0 - 7/14
Just as troubling as that 4-0 letdown against the Leafs on Saturday has been goalie Craig Anderson’s progress after a sprained ankle. He hasn’t played since Feb. 21, although he has returned to practice of late and could be back in the lineup as soon as later this week. He was a Vezina Trophy candidate before his injury
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10

13-11 -0 7 2/17
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11

17-12 -0 - 3/25
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12

15-11 -0 - 2/23
The Devils had gotten points in six consecutive games entering this week, even if the last three were losses either in OT or in a shootout. An extra session could have been avoided the last two games (Lightning on Friday and Panthers on Saturday), as the Devils held a lead in each.
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13

13-13 -0 1 13/30
A three-game skid that ended Friday with a victory over the Flames didn’t help the Blue Jackets’ playoff chances. But a 2-1 OT victory over the Ducks on Sunday moved Columbus into the eighth and final playoff spot in the West. It also showed that these Blue Jackets could be for real.
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14

16-11 -0 4 9/18
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15

17-14 -0 - 12/28
Winnipeg isn’t exactly running and hiding with the Southeast Division. The Jets entered this week with two wins in a six-game stretch. On a positive note: The Jets are on the road with games against the Rangers (Monday), Islanders (Tuesday) and Canadiens (Thursday). Winnipeg is 10-7-2 on the road and below .500 at home.
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16

17-12 -0 3 1/18
Losers of their past three entering Monday’s game against the Wild, the Blues have gotten away from the stingy defense they opened the season with. Maybe the addition of defenseman Jordan Leopold (acquired from the Sabres over the weekend) will change things.
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17

11-12 -0 9 17/28
The Oilers closed March with three consecutive wins, outscoring the opposition 13-4, with two shutouts, in the process. Forward Taylor Hall set a record Saturday, scoring the quickest hat trick in Oilers history (7 minutes, 53 seconds) in a 5-4 win over the Canucks.
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18

15-13 -0 - 2/20
Rangers coach John Tortorella said there is “no sense in dragging your (butt) around” after Saturday’s 3-0 loss. (The Rangers had also been shut out a game prior by the Senators.) The Rangers have 14 games remaining and are clinging to the final playoff spot in the East (via a tiebreaker) entering play Monday.
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19

15-13 -0 3 12/27
Dallas is 1-2 since dealing captain Brenden Morrow to Pittsburgh. The Stars were listless for a decent portion of Sunday’s 3-2 to loss to Los Angeles. Sure, the Stars are three points out of a playoff spot entering play Monday, but this doesn’t look like a playoff team at the moment.
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20

14-15 -0 5 12/30
Only four goalies have played more games than Evgeni Nabokov, who has seen action in 30 of the Islanders’ 35 games. There’s a good reason: No other Islanders goalie has earned a victory this season. He was again solid in Saturday’s 2-0 loss, holding Pittsburgh scoreless for the first 48 minutes.
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21

15-16 -0 2 9/27
Sunday’s loss to the Flyers was a letdown of literally historic proportions, at least as far as the regular season is concerned. The Caps lost for the first time in franchise history when holding a lead with 10 seconds left, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. The Caps actually had a two-goal lead late that turned in what turned into a 5-4 OT loss. Not that kind of game that helps a playoff push.
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22

13-13 -0 2 10/27
Center Mike Fisher, one of the Preds’ few bright spots offensively, was forced to sit out Saturday’s 1-0 OT loss to the Colorado Avalanche. Fisher (day-to-day with an upper body injury) has an eight-point (five goals, four assists) streak going entering this week.
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23

15-13 -0 2 8/27
Powered by a first line (Eric Staal, Alexander Semin and Jiri Tlusty) that has scored a combined 95 points (40 goals and 55 assists), scoring hasn’t been the issue this season in Carolina. Defense and goaltending has. The team hasn’t shown much consistency, either even strength or on the penalty kill.
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24

13-16 -0 3 8/27
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25

13-14 -0 3 11/25
The Coyotes had as many wins last week (a 4-2 victory over Vancouver) as new suitors (AltaCorp Capital chairman and CEO George Gosbee, according to FOXSportsArizona.com’s Craig Morgan). The chances of the Coyotes making the playoffs are about the same as them heading out of town: 50-50.
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26

12-14 -0 3 21/30
Already dealing captain Jarome Iginla, the Flames are certainly sellers come the trade deadline. Defenseman Jay Bouwmeester and goalie Miikka Kiprusoff are the next who appear to be on the block on a team that has sat in the West basement much of the season.
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27

13-15 -0 3 18/30
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28

11-16 -0 - 20/29
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29

13-18 -0 - 7/29
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30

9-18 -0 - 19/30
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