NHL Power Rankings: Week 6

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

Can anyone stop the Avalanche? Their sensational start has them in the top spot of our Power Rankings. Meanwhile, the disappointing Senators continue their free fall toward the bottom.

NHL Power Rankings

Week 6 Rank Last Week Change Team W-L-OT-SOL
(ATS)
Power Rating Team Comments
1 2 up 1 12-1-0-0
(10-3-0)
-205 Colorado
Who would have thought the Avs would find themselves at the top of the heap one month into the season?
2 4 up 2 11-4-0-0
(7-8-0)
-202 Pittsburgh
A perfect 4-0 week gets the 'Pens back on track as we flip the calendar page over to November.
3 1 down 2 10-1-1-2
(9-5-0)
-198 San Jose
The week started well enough, but back-to-back overtime and shootout losses have the Sharks on the rebound.
4 5 up 1 11-3-0-1
(9-6-0)
-195 Anaheim
The Ducks are 4-2 on their current road trip, which wraps up on Monday night in New York.
5 3 down 2 8-2-1-1
(6-6-0)
-192 St. Louis
Despite a struggling penalty kill, the Blues remain a solid 8-2-2 on the season.
6 6 same 9-2-2-2
(5-10-0)
-188 Chicago
It hasn't been a banner start for the Blackhawks, but that only speaks to just how high expectations have gotten in the Windy City.
7 10 up 3 10-3-1-1
(9-6-0)
-186 Arizona
Head coach Dave Tippett is pushing all of the right buttons as the 'Yotes have won six of their last seven overall.
8 7 down 1 9-6-0-0
(4-11-0)
-182 Los Angeles
The Kings are once again struggling offensively, but their defensive regression has been more alarming.
9 11 up 2 10-5-0-1
(5-11-0)
-179 Vancouver
A four-game road trip awaits the Canucks, who are 5-1 over their last six contests.
10 8 down 2 10-5-0-0
(8-7-0)
-176 Toronto
Perhaps we can excuse the Leafs for their no-show in Vancouver at the end of a successful three-game trip out west.
11 13 up 2 9-4-1-1
(6-9-0)
-171 Detroit
The winged wheel is rolling along nicely right now, as Detroit has reeled off three consecutive victories.
12 9 down 3 8-5-0-0
(6-7-0)
-166 Boston
With three losses in their last four games, the Bruins continue to search for a consistent winning formula.
13 14 up 1 8-4-1-2
(7-8-0)
-165 Minnesota
The Wild continue to quietly climb the ranks - winners of five of their last six games.
14 12 down 2 8-7-0-0
(8-7-0)
-158 Montreal
With just eight goals in their last five games, the Habs are desperately searching for some offensive rhythm.
15 15 same 10-4-0-0
(10-4-0)
-157 Tampa Bay
This ranking might be a little low for the Lightning, as they've impressed by winning 10 of their first 14 games this season.
16 18 up 2 7-7-0-0
(6-8-0)
-152 Washington
After a brief hiccup on the west coast, the Caps have gotten back on track with back-to-back victories.
17 21 up 4 6-5-1-2
(8-6-0)
-148 NY Islanders
The Isles have looked quite comfortable in the underdog role this season, going 4-3.
18 17 down 1 7-5-0-2
(5-9-0)
-144 Nashville
The Preds could really use Pekka Rinne right now, as they've given up a whopping 14 goals in their last three games.
19 24 up 5 6-6-1-1
(9-5-0)
-141 Calgary
I'm willing to give the Flames a bump after Sunday's encouraging 3-2 win in Chicago.
20 16 down 4 4-6-1-3
(7-7-0)
-137 Ottawa
The Sens have seemingly lost their way, and now they've apparently lost their starting goaltender as well.
21 19 down 2 5-8-0-0
(6-7-0)
-132 Columbus
The magic from last season has all but vanished as the Jackets flop around below .500.
22 23 up 1 6-6-1-1
(7-7-0)
-128 Dallas
The Stars have been one of the most inconsistent teams in the league so far this season, as evidenced by their 6-6-2 overall mark.
23 26 up 3 6-7-0-0
(7-6-0)
-125 NY Rangers
Are the Rangers ready to make their move? With three wins in a row, it certainly looks that way.
24 25 up 1 3-7-1-3
(6-8-0)
-122 New Jersey
It's been a trying start for the Devils. They've gone scoreless in dropping their last two games.
25 27 up 2 4-9-0-0
(5-8-0)
-118 Philadelphia
Friday's 7-0 loss to the Caps represented a big step back, but credit the Flyers for bouncing back with a 1-0 win over the Devils on Saturday.
26 20 down 6 4-7-1-2
(6-8-0)
-113 Carolina
The 'Canes take a big hit in this week's rankings. A five-game losing streak will do that to a mediocre squad.
27 22 down 5 5-8-1-1
(9-6-0)
-109 Winnipeg
How much more patience will management have with head coach Claude Noel?
28 28 same 3-10-1-1
(7-8-0)
-103 Edmonton
The Oilers have been awful lately, but no worse than the teams currently sitting below them.
29 29 same 3-8-0-3
(8-6-0)
103 Florida
Total bettors take notice; the 'under' is 5-1 in the Panthers last six games. That's a trend that's bound to reverse soon.
30 30 same 2-13-1-0
(9-7-0)
107 Buffalo
Things have gone from bad to worse in Buffalo, as the Sabres have dropped seven of their last eight overall.
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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.