NHL Power Rankings: Week 13

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

After four weeks at the top, The St. Louis Blues have been dethroned by the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Pens now sit atop our Power Rankings thanks to continuously finding a way to win despite all the key injuries this season.

NHL Power Rankings

Week 13 Rank Last Week Change Team W-L
(ATS)
Power Rating Team Comments
1 2 move up in rankings1 27-10-1-0
(20-18-0)
-204 What the Penguins have done with so many key cogs missing due to injury has been nothing short of remarkable.
2 1 move down in rankings1 24-7-3-1
(17-18-0)
-201 The Blues bounced back from a two-game skid, scoring back-to-back wins over the Canadiens and Oilers in blowout fashion.
3 4 move up in rankings1 25-7-2-4
(16-22-0)
-198 Chicago hasn't been dominant lately, but it has won five of its last seven games nonetheless.
4 5 move up in rankings1 26-7-1-4
(22-16-0)
-196 Winners of eight games in a row, the Ducks are the hottest team outside of Pittsburgh right now.
5 3 move down in rankings2 24-10-0-2
(16-20-0)
-192 Only eight of the Bruins 20 home games this season have played 'over' the total.
6 6 no change in rankings 25-8-2-2
(19-18-0)
-190 The Kings only blemish over their last 10 games is a 3-1 loss in Chicago.
7 9 move up in rankings2 23-10-0-2
(21-14-0)
-186 Colorado has been struggling, but remains within striking distance with the Blues and Blackhawks atop the Central Division.
8 11 move up in rankings3 22-11-2-4
(17-22-0)
-183 The Canucks are playing their best hockey of the season, winners of nine of their last 11 overall.
9 7 move down in rankings2 19-13-1-3
(17-19-0)
-178 If the Capitals can figure out their goaltending situation, they can be a major player in the Eastern Conference race.
10 8 move down in rankings2 22-13-0-3
(17-21-0)
-173 The Habs are spinning their wheels right now, but enter the new week just three points behind division-leading Boston.
11 15 move up in rankings4 22-11-2-1
(22-14-0)
-169 Make it four straight wins and counting for the Lightning. Ben Bishop has been a real savior for them this season.
12 10 move down in rankings2 22-8-1-5
(16-20-0)
-165 The Sharks have only three wins in their last nine games, but still rank fourth in the league in scoring average.
13 12 move down in rankings1 19-10-3-3
(17-18-0)
-161 We'll see if Saturday's overtime win in Ottawa helps turn the Coyotes recent fortunes around.
14 13 move down in rankings1 20-13-1-4
(15-23-0)
-157 The Wild have gone 14-3-2 at home this season but a miserable 6-10-3 on the highway.
15 18 move up in rankings3 15-15-2-5
(23-14-0)
-151 Martin Brodeur leads the Devils in wins while Jaromir Jagr leads the team in scoring. All is well in the swamp right now.
16 20 move up in rankings4 16-16-1-3
(18-18-0)
-147 The Flyers have been one of the best 'over' bets in the league lately, posting an 8-1 o/u mark over their last nine games.
17 14 move down in rankings3 18-16-1-3
(16-22-0)
-142 All of the Leafs dirty laundry is being aired out in front of the HBO cameras these days. Not the best timing.
18 16 move down in rankings2 17-18-1-1
(17-20-0)
-137 Things are upside down on Broadway as the Rangers have gone 7-10-2 at home and 10-8 on the road this season.
19 17 move down in rankings2 17-12-3-6
(13-25-0)
-134 The Red Wings seem to have regained their footing, posting back-to-back wins over the Flames and Leafs.
20 19 move down in rankings1 17-12-2-4
(19-16-0)
-130 Dallas isn't having a bad year, but unfortunately it resides in a crowded Central Division and currently sits in fifth place.
21 21 no change in rankings 15-17-3-1
(22-14-0)
-127 While the Jackets have been playing better hockey lately, the playoffs remain a longshot at best.
22 22 no change in rankings 14-14-5-3
(22-14-0)
-122 Carolina has had some tough luck lately, dropping three of its last five games in overtime.
23 23 no change in rankings 16-17-1-4
(24-14-0)
-118 There's no question the Jets are lacking an identity, as evidenced by their poor current form.
24 24 no change in rankings 16-16-1-3
(15-21-0)
-115 Pekka Rinne's return is getting closer, good news for a team that's given up 11 goals in its last three games - all losses.
25 28 move up in rankings3 14-18-1-4
(23-14-0)
-112 The Panthers rank as high as they've been all season thanks to a terrific 5-1 run.
26 25 move down in rankings1 13-17-4-2
(22-14-0)
-108 Calgary has been working overtime - literally. The Flames have needed extra time to decide five of their last eight games.
27 26 move down in rankings1 14-17-2-5
(15-23-0)
-105 Home ice has been a disadvantage for the Sens this season, as they've gone 7-10-4 in the host role.
28 29 move up in rankings1 10-20-4-3
(16-21-0)
-101 The Isles have shown signs of life lately, but have dug themselves an awfully deep hole.
29 27 move down in rankings2 11-24-2-1
(16-22-0)
104 Edmonton has hit the skids once again. Will the future ever arrive for this underachieving team?
30 30 no change in rankings 9-24-3-0
(19-17-0)
108 The Sabres have won two of their last three games but are still pound for pound the weakest team in the league in my opinion.
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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.