NHL Power Rankings: Week 27

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16 teams are left to battle it out for the right to hoist Lord Stanley's Cup, so check our pre-playoff rankings! The Flyers get a nice boost after a few big wins to close out the regular season as The Habs drop a few places due to their less than impressive recent form which cost them home-ice in the first round.

NHL Power Rankings

Current Rank Last Week Change Team W-L-OT-SOL
Power Rating Team Comments
1 1 same 54-19-3-6
-202 Boston
The B's are favored to hoist Lord Stanley's Cup, but they draw a tough first round opponent in the Red Wings.
2 2 same 52-23-4-3
-198 St. Louis
I'll give the Blues a pass for their late season swoon, as I still feel they're going to be awfully tough to beat in a seven-game series.
3 4 up 1 51-24-4-3
-192 Pittsburgh
Sidney Crosby has captured another scoring title, but he'll need to elevate his game even higher in order to restore glory in the Steel City.
4 3 down 1 46-21-7-8
-190 Chicago
With Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews back in the fold, the Blackhawks will be a different team when the puck drops on the postseason.
5 8 up 3 54-20-2-6
-189 Anaheim
The Ducks are the team to beat in the West...according to the standings at least.
6 5 down 1 51-22-2-7
-187 San Jose
It's put up or shut up time for the Sharks as they chase that elusive first Stanley Cup title.
7 9 up 2 52-22-4-4
-181 Colorado
We'll see how the Avs youthful roster handles the pressure of hosting an opening round playoff series.
8 7 down 1 46-28-2-6
-175 Los Angeles
Unless the Kings can suddenly rediscover their offense, they could be one-and-done in tough series with the rival Sharks.
9 6 down 3 46-28-5-3
-173 Montreal
The Habs shifted into cruise control down the stretch, and lost home ice advantage in the first round as a result.
10 10 same 46-27-3-6
-171 Tampa Bay
How far can Steven Stamkos carry the Lightning? This is a team that's depth-shy entering the postseason.
11 11 same 45-31-3-3
-166 NY Rangers
The Rangers may have home ice, but they'll undoubtedly have their hands full with a surging Flyers squad.
12 12 same 39-28-6-9
-163 Detroit
Detroit is thinking upset. The Wings might be the most talented eight-seed in recent memory.
13 16 up 3 42-30-2-8
-156 Philadelphia
he Flyers proved they're capable of going toe-to-toe with the best, dumping Pittsburgh in overtime on Saturday.
14 13 down 1 43-27-4-8
-152 Minnesota
We're about to find out if the Wild's pre-trade deadline moves pay off with a deep playoff run.
15 14 down 1 40-31-6-5
-149 Dallas
The Stars are going to need strong performances between the pipes if they're to have any shot at pulling off an opening round upset.
16 15 down 1 43-32-5-2
-143 Columbus
Postseason hockey returns to Columbus, but the Jackets draw a tough opening round matchup against Pittsburgh.
17 19 up 2 38-30-3-11
-138 Washington
It was a case of too little, too late for Ovie and company this year.
18 18 same 37-30-8-7
-134 Arizona
While the 'Yotes are rarely true cup contenders, it is odd to not see them in the playoff field.
19 17 down 2 35-29-5-13
-129 New Jersey
It's likely the end of an era in New Jersey as Martin Brodeur may have played his final game in a Devils uniform.
20 20 same 38-32-3-9
-122 Nashville
If only the season were a couple of weeks longer, the Preds might have fought their way into a playoff spot.
21 23 up 2 37-31-7-7
-118 Ottawa
The Sens closed the regular season with five straight victories, but that's little consolation in an otherwise disappointing campaign.
22 22 same 35-40-4-3
-115 Calgary
Perhaps no team goes into the offseason more encouraged than the Flames, who turned in a surprisingly strong season.
23 21 down 2 38-36-4-4
-109 Toronto
The Leafs have fallen hard since nearly springing the Game 7 upset in Boston last spring.
24 24 same 36-35-4-7
-105 Vancouver
It's tough to envision any scenario where John Tortorella remains the Canucks bench boss entering the 2014-15 season.
25 25 same 37-35-4-6
-101 Winnipeg
Another year, another disappointed swarm of Jets faithful in Winnipeg.
26 26 same 34-37-5-6
103 NY Islanders
It was a down year on Long Island, but there's no question, the Islanders will be back in the playoff picture soon enough.
27 27 same 36-35-7-4
108 Carolina
Perhaps no team did less with more than the Hurricanes.
28 28 same 29-44-6-3
111 Edmonton
Credit the Oilers for giving Ryan Smyth the send-off he deserved on Saturday night. A highlight of an otherwise dismal year in Oil Country.
29 29 same 29-45-2-6
114 Florida
It's not easy to see the direction the Panthers are headed in, but they do have solid building blocks in place.
30 30 same 21-51-5-5
119 Buffalo
The Sabres are going to need to make some savvy moves in order to return to contention in the next couple of years, and even that seems optimistic.

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 moneyline index to compare current or future match-ups between two teams. The relative moneyline does not account for non-statistical factors like home-ice advantage, recent injuries, game time decisions, rivalries, and publicity.