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
Power Rating Team Comments
1 1 no change in rankings 14-2-0-0
-205 The only blemish on another terrific week for the Avs was a 6-4 home loss to the Predators.
2 4 move up in rankings2 15-3-0-1
-202 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 move up in rankings2 11-2-1-1
-199 The Blues delivered a statement win, skating past the Penguins by a 2-1 score on Saturday night.
4 2 move down in rankings2 11-6-0-0
-196 I've said it before and I'll say it again; there's an ingredient or two missing in Pittsburgh this season.
5 6 move up in rankings1 12-2-2-2
-192 For a defending Stanley Cup champion, Chicago isn't receiving a great deal of fanfare so far.
6 7 move up in rankings1 12-4-1-1
-186 The 'Yotes continue to get the job done well beneath the radar, winners of six of their last seven overall.
7 3 move down in rankings4 10-2-1-4
-182 Just like last season, the Sharks have cooled off considerably following a red hot opening month.
8 8 no change in rankings 11-6-0-0
-177 The Kings stars are finally playing like stars, and the wins have started to pile up.
9 12 move up in rankings3 10-5-0-1
-174 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 no change in rankings 11-6-0-0
-170 Despite a brutal recent schedule, the Leafs have managed to do more than just tread water.
11 9 move down in rankings2 11-7-0-2
-166 As is often the case in Vancouver, the Canucks' lagging offense is holding them back.
12 13 move up in rankings1 10-4-1-3
-161 Few are paying attention, but the Wild are playing some of the best hockey of any team in the league right now.
13 15 move up in rankings2 12-4-0-0
-157 The Lightning's hopes of contending in the East were dealt a serious blow with Steven Stamkos' devastating injury on Monday.
14 11 move down in rankings3 9-5-3-1
-152 Detroit can't get out of its own way right now, although the schedule hasn't done it any favors.
15 16 move up in rankings1 9-8-0-1
-147 Where would the Caps be without Ovie this season?
16 14 move down in rankings2 9-8-0-1
-145 Montreal stopped the bleeing with a 4-2 win over the Islanders on Sunday, spanning a four-game skid.
17 20 move up in rankings3 7-6-1-3
-144 The Sens have things figured out again, fresh off of three consecutive victories.
18 23 move up in rankings5 9-8-0-0
-141 New York is this week's biggest gainer, finally putting it all together following that brutal start.
19 18 move down in rankings1 8-7-0-2
-136 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 move up in rankings1 6-10-0-0
-131 The Jackets have been one of the league's biggest disappointments so far this season, winning only six of 16 games.
21 22 move up in rankings1 8-7-1-1
-127 The Stars are a few pieces away from contending in the West, but they're definitely on the right path.
22 17 move down in rankings5 6-9-1-2
-123 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 move up in rankings1 5-7-1-4
-118 Defense and goaltending have fueled the Devils recent success, as their last two wins have come in shutout fashion.
24 19 move down in rankings5 6-9-1-1
-115 The Flames have gone in the tank since notching a surprising overtime win in Chicago last week.
25 27 move up in rankings2 8-9-1-1
-111 Claude Noel's job is safe...for now. The Jets have reeled off three consecutive wins on home ice.
26 25 move down in rankings1 5-10-1-0
-107 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 move down in rankings1 6-7-1-3
-104 Carolina's offense has been punchless to say the least, scoring two goals or less in eight straight games.
28 28 no change in rankings 4-13-1-1
-101 Taylor Hall is back in the lineup, but that's where the good news ends for the Oilers these days.
29 30 move up in rankings1 3-15-1-0
104 The Sabres are finally out of the basement, but their hold on 29th spot is anything but firm.
30 29 move down in rankings1 3-11-1-3
108 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.