NHL Power Rankings: Week 11

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

The St. Louis Blues did just enough to hold on to the top spot in this week's NHL Power Rankings. The Boston Bruins and the Anaheim Ducks also make a jump into the Top 5.

NHL Power Rankings

Week 11 Rank Last Week Change Team W-L
Power Rating Team Comments
1 1 no change in rankings 19-6-2-1
-201 It wasn't a banner week for the Blues, but they stay in top spot by default after the majority of top teams stumbled. Note that they've played a league-low 28 games this season.
2 3 move up in rankings1 20-10-1-0
-198 The Pens won five in a row before falling 3-2 in an emotionally-charged game in Boston on Saturday night.
3 2 move down in rankings1 21-6-2-3
-195 Chicago put an end to its three-game slide with a blowout win over the Panthers on Sunday.
4 6 move up in rankings2 20-8-0-2
-191 The B's are charging hard right now, winners of 12 of their last 16 games overall.
5 8 move up in rankings3 20-7-1-4
-188 Talk about making a statement. The Ducks stepped up and delivered back-to-back wins over the 'Hawks and Blues - on the road, no less.
6 9 move up in rankings3 19-7-2-2
-185 L.A. has gotten back to its stingy ways, allowing just four goals over the course of a three-game winning streak.
7 7 no change in rankings 19-9-0-3
-185 The Habs are the league's hottest team, riding a five-game winning streak into the new week.
8 4 move down in rankings4 19-6-1-4
-180 Few teams have been streakier than the Sharks this season, and right now they're reeling off of three consecutive losses.
9 5 move down in rankings4 20-8-0-0
-177 A 1-2 road trip through western Canada wasn't exactly what the Avs had in mind this past week.
10 12 move up in rankings2 16-8-3-2
-173 Credit the 'Yotes for regaining their footing this past week, posting three victories in four games.
11 11 no change in rankings 18-9-1-4
-169 The roller coaster ride continues for the Wild, who are currently on an uptick with three wins in their last four contests.
12 15 move up in rankings3 16-12-0-2
-165 The Caps have plenty of upside, and they're surging into the new week following a big win over the Rangers in New York on Sunday.
13 10 move down in rankings3 15-15-1-0
-162 The Rangers current homestand is off to an 0-2 start. The good news is, they'll have seven more chances to right the ship on Broadway before hitting the road after Christmas.
14 17 move up in rankings3 17-10-2-3
-158 These are the Canucks we expected to see out of the gate this season, winners of four games in a row.
15 13 move down in rankings2 15-9-3-4
-153 It wasn't a great week for the Wings, as they sandwiched losses to the Flyers and Panthers around a gutsy win over the Devils in New Jersey.
16 14 move down in rankings2 16-12-1-2
-150 One step forward and two steps back. The Leafs followed Saturday's win in Ottawa with a no-show against the Bruins on Sunday.
17 16 move down in rankings1 12-13-1-5
-146 It seemed as if the Devils had turned the corner before dropping three games in four nights this past week.
18 19 move up in rankings1 13-14-1-1
-145 The Flyers seem stuck in no man's land right now, but that's still a better place than they were at in the first month of the season.
19 18 move down in rankings1 17-10-2-0
-141 Tampa has collected at least a point in five of its last seven games, but has recorded a victory only once in its last four.
20 21 move up in rankings1 14-9-2-3
-136 The Stars are quietly getting the job done, posting a winning record both at home and on the road this season.
21 23 move up in rankings2 14-13-1-3
-132 Winnipeg has seemingly learned how to win on the road this season, going 7-6-3 following Saturday's win in Tampa.
22 25 move up in rankings3 13-12-2-3
-129 The Canes continue their ascent up the rankings following three consecutive victories.
23 24 move up in rankings1 12-14-2-1
-126 Better late than never. The Jackets are finally on track, having won six of their last 10 games overall.
24 22 move down in rankings2 11-14-1-4
-122 Ottawa just can't get out of its own way right now, dropping to 4-8-3 at home this season after Saturday's loss to the Leafs.
25 20 move down in rankings5 13-14-0-3
-117 After a nice stretch, the Preds have gone ice cold, going winless since November 27th.
26 28 move up in rankings2 11-14-3-1
-114 The Flames continue to over-achieve, although that's not saying much considering how low expectations were entering the season.
27 26 move down in rankings1 10-18-2-1
-111 There's no question, Saturday's loss to the rival Flames on home ice stung more than just a little.
28 27 move down in rankings1 8-17-3-2
-106 Few teams have fallen as hard and far as the Islanders this season. They'll aim to end their nine-game losing streak Monday night in Anaheim.
29 29 no change in rankings 9-17-1-4
-101 The Panthers have shown some life, most recently defeating the Red Wings in the Motor City.
30 30 no change in rankings 6-22-2-0
105 The Sabres offense has been non-existent, scoring only 11 goals in regulation time during their current 1-8 skid.
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