NHL Power Rankings: Week 25

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The Boston Bruins have been an unstoppable force and take the No. 1 spot in this week's Power Rankings. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Kings are making a statement in the West with the playoffs right around the corner and climb to No. 5.

NHL Power Rankings

Week 26 Rank Last Week Change Team W-L-OT-SOL
(ATS)
Power Rating Team Comments
1 2 up 1 52-17-2-4
(41-34-0)
-203 Boston
It's going to be awfully tough to beat the Bruins in a seven-game series come playoff time.
2 1 down 1 50-17-4-3
(34-40-0)
-200 St. Louis
We've seen a few cracks in the Blues armor lately, as they've gone an even 3-3 over their last six games.
3 3 same 48-22-3-2
(33-42-0)
-196 Pittsburgh
No Geno, no problem. The Pens are coming off a big 4-1 win over the Blackhawks on Sunday - their second victory in a row.
4 4 same 47-20-2-7
(28-48-0)
-192 San Jose
This ranking could be a little optimistic considering the Sharks have lost four of their last five games overall.
5 8 up 3 44-25-2-4
(37-38-0)
-187 Los Angeles
The Kings are charging hard, winners of six in a row entering the new week.
6 5 down 1 42-19-7-8
(31-45-0)
-182 Chicago
Chicago has avoided the injury bug in recent years, but is getting bit hard right now, with both Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews sidelined.
7 6 down 1 48-18-2-6
(37-37-0)
-179 Anaheim
It's been feast-or-famine for the Ducks lately. They'll open a three-game homestand against the Jets on Monday night.
8 9 up 1 43-26-4-3
(35-41-0)
-177 Montreal
The Habs are quietly ascending the rankings, currently enjoying a five-game winning streak.
9 10 up 1 41-25-3-6
(41-34-0)
-174 Tampa Bay
It's time for the Lightning to make their move, with six straight home games on deck.
10 7 down 3 47-21-3-3
(40-34-0)
-169 Colorado
The young Avs seem to have righted the ship once again, reeling off three straight victories - all of the one goal variety.
11 12 up 1 42-30-2-2
(39-37-0)
-164 NY Rangers
Look out for the Rangers; they're on another tear, picking up six wins in their last seven contests.
12 15 up 3 35-26-6-8
(31-44-0)
-161 Detroit
We'll see if a perfect 2-0 weekend serves to galvanize a Wings squad that is in desperate need of a boost.
13 11 down 2 39-27-2-6
(42-32-0)
-158 Philadelphia
The Flyers have dropped three of their last four games, but there was no shame in Sunday's shootout loss to the Bruins.
14 13 down 1 38-26-4-7
(35-40-0)
-153 Minnesota
The Wild have turned into a Jekyll-and-Hyde team, and that's not a good thing with the playoffs fast approaching.
15 14 down 1 34-28-3-10
(33-42-0)
-148 Washington
Where have you gone Alex Ovechkin?
16 17 up 1 36-27-7-5
(36-39-0)
-145 Arizona
Do the Coyotes have one last push for the playoffs left in them? They'll play two of three games at home this week.
17 18 up 1 36-27-6-5
(37-37-0)
-142 Dallas
The Stars have been one of the funnest teams to watch in the entire league this season, and we may get to see more of them in the postseason.
18 16 down 2 36-32-4-4
(37-39-0)
-138 Toronto
No team is falling faster than the Leafs right now.
19 20 up 1 38-30-4-2
(48-26-0)
-135 Columbus
Total bettors take note; the 'under' is 7-1 in the Blue Jackets last eight games, a trend that's sure to even out down the stretch.
20 19 down 1 31-28-5-10
(35-39-0)
-128 New Jersey
The Devils may still be in the race, but they certainly don't have the look of a playoff team these days.
21 21 same 33-32-3-8
(37-39-0)
-123 Nashville
Once a playoff fixture, the Preds are left to play out the string here in 2014.
22 24 up 2 31-29-7-7
(35-39-0)
-120 Ottawa
The Sens haven't given up on the season, coming off back-to-back critical wins over the Blackhawks and Flames.
23 25 up 2 31-37-4-3
(47-28-0)
-116 Calgary
Calgary has a lot to build on moving forward - this franchise has done a complete 180 in the last year.
24 22 down 2 34-31-4-7
(32-44-0)
-112 Vancouver
It's looking more and more like John Tortorella will be 'one-and-done' in Vancouver.
25 23 down 2 33-33-3-6
(42-33-0)
-108 Winnipeg
The Jets seemed to peak in early February. It's been all downhill since.
26 26 same 32-32-7-3
(40-34-0)
-105 Carolina
Having the second worst power play in the NHL hasn't helped the Canes cause this season.
27 27 same 29-35-5-5
(40-34-0)
-101 NY Islanders
With the pressure off, we're seeing the Isles play some of their best hockey of the season.
28 29 up 1 26-40-6-3
(36-39-0)
103 Edmonton
It's going to be another long offseason for a forever-rebuilding Oilers franchise that is running out of options.
29 28 down 1 27-40-2-6
(43-32-0)
106 Florida
The Panthers have scored a grand total of four goals in their last five losses.
30 30 same 20-45-5-4
(41-33-0)
111 Buffalo
Buffalo picked up only two victories in the entire month of March.
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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.