NHL Power Rankings: Week 22

By AAA Sports - Covers Expert

A four game winning streak for the Ducks catapults them to the top of the Power Rankings this week. The Predators are in a bit of a slump and drop to No. 2 while Andrew Hammond has the Sens moving up five spots.

NHL Power Rankings

Rank Last Week Change Team W-L-OT-SOL (ATS) Power Rating Team Comments
1 7 up 6 40-17-2-5
(23-41-0)
-210 Anaheim
A swift and decisive return to the top spot for the Ducks who are tied for the best record in the NHL again thanks to a four game winning streak and seven wins in 10 overall.
2 1 down 1 41-15-2-5
(28-35-0)
-205 Nashville
The Preds have lost four in a row but we should give them a pass because this is first real slip-up the team has had all season.
3 6 up 3 38-17-1-5
(31-30-0)
-200 NY Rangers
The Rangers are red hot and they are doing it without the services of star goalie Henrik Lundqvist. Loved what they did at the trade deadline, picking up puck moving d-man in Keith Yandle.
4 5 up 1 38-20-2-4
(31-33-0)
-195 Tampa Bay
The Lightning won three of five on the tough western road trip and followed up with blowout wins over Chicago and Buffalo at home. Some nice moves at the deadline have made this team a juggernaut heading into the playoffs.
5 2 down 3 41-16-3-2
(34-28-0)
-190 Montreal
Just one goal on 58 shots through their trip through California is not going to get it done matter how good your goalie is.
6 9 up 3 36-17-4-5
(29-33-0)
-185 Pittsburgh
The Penguins looked lethargic in Denver last night but had won four straight games going in.
7 3 down 4 41-21-0-2
(29-35-0)
-180 NY Islanders
The Islanders are in a very entertaining battle for the top spot in the Metro Division with rival New York Rangers. It’s a shame this team is moving off Long Island.
8 8 same 40-18-2-3
(29-34-0)
-175 St. Louis
The Blues have been a little up and down the last few weeks but we should know they are going to be one tough out in the playoffs with the bruising physical force they bring every night.
9 4 down 5 29-21-5-7
(23-39-0)
-170 Los Angeles
Three straight losses stopped the massive momentum the Kings had last week and now they are fighting for their playoff lives with a number of other western conference teams.
10 11 up 1 35-15-2-9
(31-30-0)
-165 Detroit
The Red Wings have two games in hand on the East leading Montreal Canadiens and are just four points behind.
11 12 up 1 37-21-2-3
(21-42-0)
-160 Chicago
Patrick Kane is out but the Hawks beefed up the rest of their lineup with the additions of Antoine Vermette and Kimmo Timonen.
12 14 up 2 33-22-5-2
(30-32-0)
-155 Minnesota
Minnesota is making a real charge at a playoff spot and will get one if Devan Dubnyk continues to be so dominant.
13 10 down 3 34-20-6-4
(30-34-0)
-150 Washington
Alex Ovechkin has 43 goals already this season and should easily surpass his 51 goals last season. He is the MVP of the league right now in my eyes.
14 19 up 5 27-23-5-5
(40-20-0)
-145 Ottawa
Rookie goalie Andrew Hammond has led the Senators on an amazing run that saw the team pick up nine of a possible 10 points on a Western road trip. The race for the final playoff spot in the East is getting interesting.
15 15 same 32-20-7-5
(36-28-0)
-140 Winnipeg
The Jets are sitting in a playoff spot right now but the next five games are against playoff contending teams.
16 13 down 3 36-23-2-1
(29-33-0)
-135 Vancouver
The Calvary is coming for the injury riddled Canucks who are one of six West teams battling for three playoff spots.
17 17 same 30-25-3-5
(25-38-0)
-130 San Jose
This is a huge week for the Sharks who have gone on a modest two-game winning streak since they put themselves in a seriously bad spot with so many home losses in the month of February.
18 18 same 31-22-3-6
(25-37-0)
-125 Boston
The Bruins are leading the charge for the final Eastern Conference Wild Card spot but are not exactly running away with it given all the chances they have had to pad their lead.
19 16 down 3 33-25-3-1
(40-22-0)
-120 Calgary
The Flames got a really impressive win in Philadelphia on Tuesday night but are going to be hard pressed to make the playoffs without captain and best player Mark Giordano.
20 21 up 1 27-25-7-4
(38-25-0)
-115 Colorado
The Avs sit five spots back of the final Wild Card spot in the west but it seems like an uphill battle with all the overtime three-point games that happen these days.
21 20 down 1 28-22-4-9
(35-28-0)
-110 Florida
The Panthers are just two points back of the final playoff spot in the East but look like they will have to continue for while without their two starting goalies in Roberto Luongo and Al Montoya who went down in the same game!
22 24 up 2 27-26-7-3
(27-36-0)
-105 Dallas
Many predicted a playoff spot for the Stars was a given at the start of this season but that looks to be dead hope here with poor play and injuries to Trevor Daley and Tyler Seguin.
23 22 down 1 27-25-4-7
(35-28-0)
-100 Philadelphia
The Flyers have an outside shot at catching the Bruins but the prospects aren’t very high unless they win seven or eight in row.
24 23 down 1 26-27-4-6
(31-32-0)
100 New Jersey
Last week I said Jaromir Jagr wanted out of New Jersey and low and behold he was traded days after the rankings came out.
25 26 up 1 24-30-2-5
(39-22-0)
110 Carolina
Carolina was unable to unload the massive contract of the underperforming Cam Ward at the deadline which is not surprising.
26 25 down 1 26-32-2-2
(33-29-0)
115 Columbus
The Jackets trade for David Clarkson and then Clarkson goes down with a season ending injury. It must be a jinx in the state of Ohio.
27 28 up 1 25-33-2-3
(37-26-0)
120 Toronto
The Leafs managed to win a game on the road but it took injuries to two goalies on the Panthers to make it happen.
28 27 down 1 18-35-6-4
(37-26-0)
125 Edmonton
I really feel like the Oilers could have made more moves at the deadline to position themselves for more draft picks but who knows what GM Mike MacTavish is drinking these days.
29 29 same 19-39-2-3
(34-29-0)
130 Buffalo
The Sabres have used 11 goalies since trading away Ryan Miller a little over a year ago today. It obviously hasn’t gone well.
30 30 same 20-36-2-5
(29-34-0)
135 Arizona
Losers of 10 in row, it wouldn’t be shocking if the Coyotes lost every game for the rest of the season. OK maybe that won’t happen but with Keith Yandle getting traded at the deadline, it’s going to be tough sledding in the desert.

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.