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