NHL Power Rankings: Week 10

By Dave Cokin - Covers Expert

Tampa Bay Lightning holds the top spot in this week's rankings, with the struggling Chicago Blackhawks remain at the bottom. Check back weekly for updated rankings.

NHL Power Rankings

Rank Last Week Change Team W-L-OT-SOL (ATS) Power Rating Team Comments
1 3 up 2 23-7-1-0
(15-16-0)
0 Tampa Bay
Offense is unstoppable and Domingue more than holding his own in goal for now.
2 4 up 2 17-8-4-1
(18-12-0)
0 Colorado
MacKinnon is at another level and the supporting cast is strong.
3 2 down 1 20-9-1-0
(15-15-0)
0 Toronto
And now Nylander is back to active duty.
4 12 up 8 19-10-1-1
(18-13-0)
0 Calgary
Down one of their stars but Mike Smith return to form is a big plus.
5 1 down 4 19-10-0-1
(13-17-0)
0 Nashville
Down a couple pegs with injury issues but nothing to worry about.
6 6 same 18-9-1-1
(13-16-0)
0 Winnipeg
Might be just one deal away from having a legit shot at Lord Stanley.
7 10 up 3 15-12-1-1
(12-17-0)
0 Minnesota
Minnesota remains a really good regular season team. Not so much come April though.
8 11 up 3 17-9-2-1
(16-13-0)
0 Washington
But they have definite not hit their peak.
9 5 down 4 16-10-4-0
(15-15-0)
0 Boston
Watch out if the B's ever can stay healthy.
10 19 up 9 17-9-4-0
(19-11-0)
0 Buffalo
Offense is genuine. Still have to learn to win on the road.
11 21 up 10 16-11-1-1
(15-14-0)
0 Columbus
Good enough to win agent anyone when they play defense.
12 24 up 12 17-14-0-1
(14-18-0)
0 Vegas
VGK has gotten it back together, but Fleury needs a backup.
13 15 up 2 16-11-3-0
(19-11-0)
0 Dallas
Maybe a little under the radar right now.
14 8 down 6 12-10-4-2
(11-17-0)
0 Pittsburgh
Convinced Pens will have to trade for a goalie to contend.
15 9 down 6 15-11-3-2
(10-21-0)
0 San Jose
Lots of big names but this really might just be an average team.
16 20 up 4 13-11-3-1
(9-19-0)
0 Carolina
Middling talent but a great work ethic thanks to their coach.
17 23 up 6 11-11-3-3
(13-15-0)
0 Florida
Offense should start rolling again soon. But the defense isn't good.
18 7 down 11 14-11-1-2
(15-13-0)
0 NY Islanders
Not much on paper but Trotz can never be counted out.
19 16 down 3 15-10-5-0
(18-12-0)
0 Montreal
Sliding back to reality after unexpected hot start.
20 14 down 6 13-13-2-0
(17-11-0)
0 Arizona
Hamstrung by apathetic fan support. They should rent some from Las Vegas.
21 17 down 4 16-12-2-0
(12-18-0)
0 Edmonton
Climb up the power rating ladder takes time, but Hitchcock effect is real.
22 27 up 5 14-12-2-1
(18-11-0)
0 NY Rangers
Buzz is still about the prospects but this team is a handful at MSG now.
23 29 up 6 13-13-1-3
(18-12-0)
0 Detroit
Love the fight this team is showing. Outperforming talent level.
24 18 down 6 10-14-3-1
(14-14-0)
0 St. Louis
Arrow down, would not be surprised to see beat up Blues go into sell mode.
25 26 up 1 16-11-3-2
(14-18-0)
0 Anaheim
Signs of life on offense and Gibson could spearhead a strong second half.
26 25 down 1 12-13-3-0
(12-16-0)
0 Philadelphia
Front office shakeup. Maybe the new suits can find an NHL goalie.
27 22 down 5 13-16-1-2
(21-11-0)
0 Vancouver
Actually fun to watch, but matador defense still a killer.
28 31 up 3 13-14-4-0
(16-15-0)
0 Ottawa
Rebuild mode but sure can't fault the effort of the current Sens.
29 13 down 16 10-12-5-1
(14-14-0)
0 New Jersey
No quality depth and that regularly shows on the road.
30 28 down 2 11-18-1-0
(13-17-0)
0 Los Angeles
A little life here and there but they simply have to deal Quick for prospects.
31 30 down 1 9-17-4-1
(13-18-0)
0 Chicago
I promised I'd avoid profanity, so I'll keep quiet.

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 spread index to compare current or future match-ups between two teams. The relative spread does not account for non-statistical factors like home-field advantage, recent injuries, game time decisions, rivalries, publicity, and weather.

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