NHL Power Rankings: Week 7

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

The New York Rangers are this week's biggest mover as they seem to have put their awful start behind them. Colorado retains the No. 1 ranking after another solid week.

NHL Power Rankings

Week 7 Rank Last Week Change Team W-L-OT-SOL
(ATS)
Power Rating Team Comments
1 1 same 14-2-0-0
(12-4-0)
-205 Colorado
The only blemish on another terrific week for the Avs was a 6-4 home loss to the Predators.
2 4 up 2 15-3-0-1
(13-6-0)
-202 Anaheim
To say that the Ducks are on fire right now would be a major understatement. They've yet to lose on home ice this season.
3 5 up 2 11-2-1-1
(6-9-0)
-199 St. Louis
The Blues delivered a statement win, skating past the Penguins by a 2-1 score on Saturday night.
4 2 down 2 11-6-0-0
(8-9-0)
-196 Pittsburgh
I've said it before and I'll say it again; there's an ingredient or two missing in Pittsburgh this season.
5 6 up 1 12-2-2-2
(7-11-0)
-192 Chicago
For a defending Stanley Cup champion, Chicago isn't receiving a great deal of fanfare so far.
6 7 up 1 12-4-1-1
(9-9-0)
-186 Arizona
The 'Yotes continue to get the job done well beneath the radar, winners of six of their last seven overall.
7 3 down 4 10-2-1-4
(9-8-0)
-182 San Jose
Just like last season, the Sharks have cooled off considerably following a red hot opening month.
8 8 same 11-6-0-0
(6-11-0)
-177 Los Angeles
The Kings stars are finally playing like stars, and the wins have started to pile up.
9 12 up 3 10-5-0-1
(8-8-0)
-174 Boston
Tuukka Rask is the leading candidate for the Vezina right now, but he might be up for the Hart before it's all said and done.
10 10 same 11-6-0-0
(8-9-0)
-170 Toronto
Despite a brutal recent schedule, the Leafs have managed to do more than just tread water.
11 9 down 2 11-7-0-2
(7-13-0)
-166 Vancouver
As is often the case in Vancouver, the Canucks' lagging offense is holding them back.
12 13 up 1 10-4-1-3
(8-10-0)
-161 Minnesota
Few are paying attention, but the Wild are playing some of the best hockey of any team in the league right now.
13 15 up 2 12-4-0-0
(12-4-0)
-157 Tampa Bay
The Lightning's hopes of contending in the East were dealt a serious blow with Steven Stamkos' devastating injury on Monday.
14 11 down 3 9-5-3-1
(6-12-0)
-152 Detroit
Detroit can't get out of its own way right now, although the schedule hasn't done it any favors.
15 16 up 1 9-8-0-1
(9-9-0)
-147 Washington
Where would the Caps be without Ovie this season?
16 14 down 2 9-8-0-1
(10-8-0)
-145 Montreal
Montreal stopped the bleeing with a 4-2 win over the Islanders on Sunday, spanning a four-game skid.
17 20 up 3 7-6-1-3
(9-8-0)
-144 Ottawa
The Sens have things figured out again, fresh off of three consecutive victories.
18 23 up 5 9-8-0-0
(9-8-0)
-141 NY Rangers
New York is this week's biggest gainer, finally putting it all together following that brutal start.
19 18 down 1 8-7-0-2
(6-11-0)
-136 Nashville
Just when it looked like Nashville was poised to go on a run, it dropped back-to-back games by a combined 10-0 score.
20 21 up 1 6-10-0-0
(7-9-0)
-131 Columbus
The Jackets have been one of the league's biggest disappointments so far this season, winning only six of 16 games.
21 22 up 1 8-7-1-1
(9-8-0)
-127 Dallas
The Stars are a few pieces away from contending in the West, but they're definitely on the right path.
22 17 down 5 6-9-1-2
(8-10-0)
-123 NY Islanders
I want to rank the Isles higher as I believe they have plenty of upside, but there's no question, they're struggling mightily to win games right now.
23 24 up 1 5-7-1-4
(9-8-0)
-118 New Jersey
Defense and goaltending have fueled the Devils recent success, as their last two wins have come in shutout fashion.
24 19 down 5 6-9-1-1
(10-7-0)
-115 Calgary
The Flames have gone in the tank since notching a surprising overtime win in Chicago last week.
25 27 up 2 8-9-1-1
(12-7-0)
-111 Winnipeg
Claude Noel's job is safe...for now. The Jets have reeled off three consecutive wins on home ice.
26 25 down 1 5-10-1-0
(6-10-0)
-107 Philadelphia
The Flyers have too much talent on board to continue to struggle as badly as they have. With that said, I don't want my money anywhere near them right now.
27 26 down 1 6-7-1-3
(9-8-0)
-104 Carolina
Carolina's offense has been punchless to say the least, scoring two goals or less in eight straight games.
28 28 same 4-13-1-1
(9-10-0)
-101 Edmonton
Taylor Hall is back in the lineup, but that's where the good news ends for the Oilers these days.
29 30 up 1 3-15-1-0
(10-9-0)
104 Buffalo
The Sabres are finally out of the basement, but their hold on 29th spot is anything but firm.
30 29 down 1 3-11-1-3
(10-8-0)
108 Florida
There's absolutely no reason for optimism in Florida these days as the Panthers have lost nine games in a row.
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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.