NHL Power Rankings: Week 10

By Sean Murphy - My goals are simple: win and make consistent profit.

The Blues retain the top spot in this week's rankings, but the red-hot Blackhawks are right on their heels. The Habs and Red Wings are the week's biggest movers up the rankings.

NHL Power Rankings

Week 10 Rank Last Week Change Team W-L-OT-SOL
Power Rating Team Comments
1 1 same 18-4-2-1
-203 St. Louis
I won't knock the Blues from top spot following a loss in San Jose. After all, it was preceded by five consecutive wins.
2 2 same 20-4-2-2
-202 Chicago
The 'Hawks are right there neck-and-neck with the Blues following a perfect 4-0 week. Each of their last six wins have come on the road.
3 4 up 1 18-9-1-0
-197 Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh seems to have regained its offensive mojo. A tough week lies ahead with games against the Sharks and Bruins following Tuesday's date with the Islanders.
4 6 up 2 18-3-1-4
-194 San Jose
Look who's back. The Sharks have turned things around once again, reeling off five straight victories.
5 3 down 2 19-6-0-0
-193 Colorado
The Avs continue to play outstanding hockey but I still question whether they have staying power in the top five.
6 5 down 1 18-7-0-2
-190 Boston
Here's a trend for o/u bettors: Boston has seen just two of 17 home games play 'over' 5.5 goals this season.
7 12 up 5 15-9-0-3
-187 Montreal
The Habs are hot right now, winners of five of their last six games to make a big move in this week's rankings.
8 8 same 18-7-1-3
-183 Anaheim
While the Ducks have been struggling, I still believe they have the make-up of a Cup contender.
9 10 up 1 16-7-2-2
-179 Los Angeles
During their current 1-4 slide, the Kings have produced only six goals in regulation time.
10 13 up 3 14-13-0-0
-175 NY Rangers
Who would have thought Brad Richards would be leading the Rangers in scoring nearly two months into the season?
11 7 down 4 15-8-1-4
-171 Minnesota
After a red hot run, the Wild have hit the skids, dropping four in a row while scoring a grand total of four goals.
12 9 down 3 15-7-2-2
-166 Arizona
The 'Yotes can't get out of their own way right now, and things won't get any easier with a four-game road trip on deck.
13 21 up 8 14-7-3-4
-162 Detroit
Maybe I was a little hard on the Wings last week. They've gone on a serious tear with Pavel Datsyuk sidelined.
14 11 down 3 14-10-1-2
-158 Toronto
The Leafs are in a nose-dive and now their schedule is about to get an awful lot tougher.
15 16 up 1 14-11-0-2
-155 Washington
Washington has gotten its money's worth lately, going to overtime or a shootout in five of its last nine contests.
16 14 down 2 11-11-1-4
-153 New Jersey
The tried and tested formula has been working for the Devils, as they've allowed two goals or less in eight of their last nine wins.
17 17 same 14-10-2-3
-148 Vancouver
The Canucks are about to begin a five-game homestand, where they've posted a 2-9-2 o/u mark this season.
18 15 down 3 16-9-1-0
-145 Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is just trying to tread water right now, and doing a pretty solid job of it.
19 22 up 3 12-12-1-1
-141 Philadelphia
Claude Giroux got off to a miserable start, but he's hot right now, having recorded at least a point in 10 of his last 11 games.
20 19 down 1 13-11-0-3
-136 Nashville
They're not winning pretty, but the Preds have hung tough, notching five wins in their last eight games.
21 18 down 3 12-9-1-3
-133 Dallas
The Stars have looked good at times, but have been anything but consistent in the early going this season - a growing problem in Big D.
22 20 down 2 10-13-1-3
-129 Ottawa
After making such gains last year, the Senators have run into a brick wall here in 2013.
23 23 same 12-12-1-3
-125 Winnipeg
The Jets are competitive on most nights, but look like they're at least a year away from being a playoff team.
24 26 up 2 10-14-2-1
-121 Columbus
We've seen some life from the Blue Jackets lately, but not much consistency.
25 25 same 10-12-2-3
-117 Carolina
The Canes had a chance to build some serious momentum this past week, but ultimately fell short, dropping back-to-back home games against the Devils and Canucks.
26 27 up 1 9-17-1-1
-113 Edmonton
Don't look now but the Oilers are playing their best hockey of the season, winners of five of their last seven contests.
27 24 down 3 8-15-2-2
-108 NY Islanders
There's an awful lot of talent being wasted on Long Island these days.
28 28 same 9-13-3-1
-103 Calgary
Having split their last six games, I'll give the Flames an 'A' for effort. They'll get four of their next five games at home.
29 30 up 1 7-15-1-4
104 Florida
The Panthers last two games haven't gone so well, as they've been outscored by a 10-3 margin.
30 29 down 1 6-20-2-0
108 Buffalo
Buffalo has scored two goals or less in six of its last seven games overall. Needless to say, it has notched only one win over that stretch.
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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.