NHL Power Rankings: Week 11

By AAA Sports - Covers Expert

Not surprisingly the top three spots are on lockdown between the Blackhawks, Ducks and Penguins. Behind them is a battle for positioning, that looks to continue for some time.

NHL Power Rankings

Rank Last Week Change Team W-L-OT-SOL (ATS) Power Rating Team Comments
1 1 same 21-9-1-0
-210 Chicago
9-1 in the last its last 10 contests, the cream has finally risen to the top with this talented contender.
2 2 same 21-6-2-3
-205 Anaheim
The Ducks had an uncharacteristically bad loss last week in Toronto that snapped their seven winning streak. Still fighting for the top spot here as they without their top player in Corey Perry and finding ways to win.
3 3 same 19-6-2-2
-200 Pittsburgh
Crushed Tampa Bay without Sidney Crosby in a marquee Eastern Conference matchup this week.
4 7 up 3 20-8-0-2
-195 St. Louis
Vladamir Tarasenko is comparable to a young Alex Kovalev as he leads the Blues to another outstanding regular season.
5 4 down 1 19-8-1-1
-190 Nashville
Nashville ranks first in the NHL in goals against at a stingy 1.9 per game as Pekka Rinne has been outstanding.
6 11 up 5 18-9-2-1
-185 Toronto
The Leafs have won seven in row and some of these wins are coming over the best there is in the NHL in the Kings, Ducks, Canucks. Yet we still don’t quite believe.
7 8 up 1 19-9-0-3
-180 Tampa Bay
The Lightning have scored the most goals this season with 110 entering Thursday’s action.
8 9 up 1 19-10-1-1
-175 Montreal
The Habs have won three in row and are playing some of their best hockey after a tough stretch that saw them go 2-6.
9 6 down 3 20-10-0-0
-170 NY Islanders
The Islanders have won a league high six games via the shootout this season.
10 5 down 5 17-7-2-5
-165 Detroit
The Red Wings have lost four in row but only one of them has been in regulation so they are putting up points regardless. Welcome to the new NHL where parity is extreme.
11 14 up 3 17-11-0-4
-160 San Jose
Don’t look now but the Sharks have won three in a row and seven of 10 as they climb themselves up in a tough Western Conference.
12 20 up 8 14-10-0-4
-155 NY Rangers
The Rangers impressively swept the Western Canadian trip with ease, helping to relieve Dallas Eakins along the way.
13 13 same 15-10-3-3
-150 Winnipeg
The Jets got flattened by the Ducks twice last week but made up for it by snapping Buffalo’s four game winning streak emphatically.
14 10 down 4 18-10-1-1
-145 Vancouver
Some home cooking hasn’t helped the Canucks as they returned from a tough road trip to some more losing.
15 16 up 1 15-10-2-4
-140 Los Angeles
The Kings have gotten uncharacteristically bad goaltending from Jonathan Quick and Darryl Sutter even called his number one out on it.
16 15 down 1 15-13-1-1
-135 Boston
The Bruins got big Zedeno Chara back but it hasn’t translated to a winning streak yet. David Krejci is the next star to return from injury for the Bruins.
17 12 down 5 17-13-1-1
-130 Calgary
The Flames have lost six in a row and some of swagger they were playing with earlier this season has disappeared.
18 18 same 16-11-0-1
-125 Minnesota
The Wild are treading water in the West but if they can’t win on the road they might not make the playoffs.
19 22 up 3 12-15-1-1
-120 Columbus
The Jackets have won seven in row and making serious noise to get back in the playoff race in the East.
20 17 down 3 12-8-4-4
-118 Florida
The Panthers have been able to win some impressive shootout games and Roberto Luongo is having another solid season.
21 19 down 2 14-10-3-2
-115 Washington
The Capitals have scored more goals than they have let in which is sign that they starting to buy into first year head coach Barry Trotz who always preaches defense.
22 24 up 2 12-12-3-2
-110 Ottawa
The Ottawa Senators fired Paul McLean but still it’s pretty obvious they don’t have the talent to be a playoff team.
23 23 same 12-16-1-1
-107 Buffalo
The Sabres had their four game winning streak snapped but have still won seven of their last 10 contests.
24 27 up 3 11-13-1-4
-105 Philadelphia
The Flyers have started to make some hay on a four game home stand but it has been against awful teams likes Carolina and New Jersey.
25 25 same 11-13-4-1
100 Dallas
The Stars finally got the goaltending they expected from Kari Lehtonen this week and it translated to two wins a row.
26 26 same 10-13-5-2
105 Colorado
The Avalanche has had to operate without number one goalie Semyon Varlamov and are just spinning in the mud as they try and gain traction in the West.
27 28 up 1 10-16-2-2
110 Arizona
The Coyotes snapped their nine game home losing streak but it came against the Edmonton Oilers.
28 21 down 7 11-15-1-4
115 New Jersey
Losers of five in a row, the Devils simply can’t score goals with just 2.2 goals per game on the year.
29 29 same 8-18-1-2
120 Carolina
Why was this week the final tipping point in the Dallas Eakins era? It was just another bizarre move in the Oilers terrible everlasting rebuild.
30 30 same 7-19-4-1
125 Edmonton
Carolina, hasn’t won since the last time I did these power rankings and they were on a losing streak back then as well. Enough said!

Power Ratings compute offensive and defensive statistics into one number for each team, while accounting for factors like recent performances and strength of schedule. Power Ratings can be used as a baseline for relative spread index to compare current or future match-ups between two teams. The relative spread does not account for non-statistical factors like home-field advantage, recent injuries, game time decisions, rivalries, publicity, and weather.