NHL Power Rankings: Week 2

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

The Penguins jump up to the No. 1 slot in the Power Rankings after winning their first two games. The Maple Leafs are big movers as they climb five spots and slip into the Top 10.

NHL Power Rankings

Week 2 Rank Last Week Change Team W-L-OT-SOL
Power Rating Team Comments
1 2 up 1 9-2-3-0
-203 Pittsburgh
Sidney Crosby looks like he has a little extra jump in his step and that spells trouble for the rest of the league.
2 1 down 1 8-2-2-1
-200 Chicago
The 'Hawks haven't looked all that sharp defensively, skating to an even 1-1 start.
3 4 up 1 4-2-2-0
-198 St. Louis
Having scored 11 goals through two games, who says the Blues are lacking firepower?
4 3 down 1 9-3-1-0
-195 Boston
The Bruins look rejuvenated and eager to make amends for last June's Stanley Cup disappointment.
5 5 same 7-6-1-0
-190 Los Angeles
Back-to-back home games will be a welcome sight for the Kings, who will then have to head east for four in a row.
6 8 up 2 5-4-0-0
-187 San Jose
San Jose is off to a 2-0 start, but it has also yet to hit the road so the jury is still out.
7 6 down 1 3-4-1-0
-183 Detroit
The Red Wings fell short in their first true 'measuring stick' game, dropping a 4-1 decision in Boston.
8 7 down 1 1-2-0-0
-178 Washington
The 'fun' is back in the nation's capital, where Ovi has already tallied six points in three games.
9 14 up 5 3-0-0-0
-174 Toronto
No team is off to a hotter start than the Leafs. We'll see how they fare in their first game outside the Eastern Conference this week.
10 11 up 1 9-4-1-0
-171 Anaheim
The Ducks are off to a solid 2-1 start and now get five in a row at home.
11 9 down 2 1-0-0-1
-168 Ottawa
Ottawa's tough season-opening road trip will continue with four stops out west this week.
12 10 down 2 2-1-0-0
-164 Vancouver
It only took two games for head coach John Tortorella to have his first memorable media scrum with the Canucks.
13 13 same 8-3-1-0
-162 Montreal
Losing to the rival Leafs on opening night had to sting, but credit the Habs for bouncing back with a win over the Flyers.
14 16 up 2 1-0-0-1
-157 NY Islanders
The Isles still have plenty of growing up to do, as evidenced by their blown 2-0 third period lead against Columbus on Saturday.
15 18 up 3 3-5-0-0
-153 Columbus
We'll get a good idea of where the Jackets stand after they play four of their next five games on the road against Eastern Conference foes.
16 12 down 4 7-7-0-0
-147 NY Rangers
The Rangers will welcome Ryan Callahan back to the lineup on Monday night in Los Angeles.
17 19 up 2 1-4-1-0
-144 Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay made a statement with a win over the Blackhawks at the United Center - even if it did take a shootout.
18 26 up 8 1-1-0-0
-140 Phoenix
The 'Yotes are just fine with teams, not to mention the media, underestimating them.
19 15 down 4 6-4-3-1
-135 Minnesota
The Wild have spent way too much money to be satisfied with another mediocre campaign. They need to turn things around in a hurry.
20 24 up 4 2-1-0-0
-131 Winnipeg
A 2-0 start was nice, but the Jets will need more consistency in order to finally break into the postseason.
21 20 down 1 3-4-1-0
-126 Dallas
A season-opening loss to the Panthers set the Stars back on their heels, but they bounced back nicely with a win over the Caps.
22 27 up 5 5-2-2-0
-123 Colorado
Patrick Roy is off to a fiery start to his tenure in Colorado - probably not a bad thing for a franchise that needed some life.
23 21 down 2 1-0-1-0
-118 Carolina
The 'Canes won't complain about collecting three of a possible four points in a two-game homestand against Detroit and Philadelphia.
24 17 down 7 3-7-0-0
-113 Philadelphia
Peter Laviolette is finally out of the picture and I'm sure that's welcome news to both Flyer fans and players alike.
25 22 down 3 0-1-0-1
-108 New Jersey
Martin Brodeur has admitted that this year's team is going to need some time to come together. Unfortunately time is running out on Marty's career.
26 25 down 1 0-2-0-0
-103 Nashville
The Preds appear to have the same old problems, scoring only three goals in losing their first two games.
27 29 up 2 1-1-0-0
-101 Florida
Surprise, surprise, the Panthers seem to have a pulse after splitting their first two games.
28 23 down 5 0-2-0-0
103 Edmonton
New head coach Dallas Eakins already seems frustrated with his young team. If history is any indication, it's only going to get worse.
29 30 up 1 1-0-1-1
106 Calgary
If nothing else, the Flames have made it known that they're going to be an exciting team to watch this season - even if the wins don't pile up.
30 28 down 2 0-3-0-0
111 Buffalo
No team has less upside than the Sabres right now. Will Ryan Miller and Thomas Vanek stick it out?
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