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-OT-SOL
Power Rating Team Comments
1 1 same 19-6-2-1
-201 St. Louis
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 up 1 20-10-1-0
-198 Pittsburgh
The Pens won five in a row before falling 3-2 in an emotionally-charged game in Boston on Saturday night.
3 2 down 1 21-6-2-3
-195 Chicago
Chicago put an end to its three-game slide with a blowout win over the Panthers on Sunday.
4 6 up 2 20-8-0-2
-191 Boston
The B's are charging hard right now, winners of 12 of their last 16 games overall.
5 8 up 3 20-7-1-4
-188 Anaheim
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 up 3 19-7-2-2
-185 Los Angeles
L.A. has gotten back to its stingy ways, allowing just four goals over the course of a three-game winning streak.
7 7 same 19-9-0-3
-185 Montreal
The Habs are the league's hottest team, riding a five-game winning streak into the new week.
8 4 down 4 19-6-1-4
-180 San Jose
Few teams have been streakier than the Sharks this season, and right now they're reeling off of three consecutive losses.
9 5 down 4 20-8-0-0
-177 Colorado
A 1-2 road trip through western Canada wasn't exactly what the Avs had in mind this past week.
10 12 up 2 16-8-3-2
-173 Arizona
Credit the 'Yotes for regaining their footing this past week, posting three victories in four games.
11 11 same 18-9-1-4
-169 Minnesota
The roller coaster ride continues for the Wild, who are currently on an uptick with three wins in their last four contests.
12 15 up 3 16-12-0-2
-165 Washington
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 down 3 15-15-1-0
-162 NY Rangers
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 up 3 17-10-2-3
-158 Vancouver
These are the Canucks we expected to see out of the gate this season, winners of four games in a row.
15 13 down 2 15-9-3-4
-153 Detroit
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 down 2 16-12-1-2
-150 Toronto
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 down 1 12-13-1-5
-146 New Jersey
It seemed as if the Devils had turned the corner before dropping three games in four nights this past week.
18 19 up 1 13-14-1-1
-145 Philadelphia
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 down 1 17-10-2-0
-141 Tampa Bay
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 up 1 14-9-2-3
-136 Dallas
The Stars are quietly getting the job done, posting a winning record both at home and on the road this season.
21 23 up 2 14-13-1-3
-132 Winnipeg
Winnipeg has seemingly learned how to win on the road this season, going 7-6-3 following Saturday's win in Tampa.
22 25 up 3 13-12-2-3
-129 Carolina
The Canes continue their ascent up the rankings following three consecutive victories.
23 24 up 1 12-14-2-1
-126 Columbus
Better late than never. The Jackets are finally on track, having won six of their last 10 games overall.
24 22 down 2 11-14-1-4
-122 Ottawa
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 down 5 13-14-0-3
-117 Nashville
After a nice stretch, the Preds have gone ice cold, going winless since November 27th.
26 28 up 2 11-14-3-1
-114 Calgary
The Flames continue to over-achieve, although that's not saying much considering how low expectations were entering the season.
27 26 down 1 10-18-2-1
-111 Edmonton
There's no question, Saturday's loss to the rival Flames on home ice stung more than just a little.
28 27 down 1 8-17-3-2
-106 NY Islanders
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 same 9-17-1-4
-101 Florida
The Panthers have shown some life, most recently defeating the Red Wings in the Motor City.
30 30 same 6-22-2-0
105 Buffalo
The Sabres offense has been non-existent, scoring only 11 goals in regulation time during their current 1-8 skid.
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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.