Another week down, another week full of incredible games, along with some intriguing shifts in power this week.
Let’s take a look at the Top Ten Power Rankings for Week 11.
10. Anaheim Ducks:
The Anaheim Ducks have found their way back into the top ten.
With a record of 19-12-5, the Ducks are currently third in the Pacific Division, and have gone 8-2-0 in their last ten games.
Anaheim also has an impressive home record of 10-4-5.
Veteran Ryan Getzlaf leads the team in points with 9 goals, and 20 assists.
Henrique, and Rakell each add 20 points to the mix as well.
A key to Anaheim’s success is Goalie John Gibson.
Gibson has 15 wins, a goals against average of 2.52, and a save percentage of .927 (4th in the NHL).
9. Colorado Avalanche:
The Avalanche are currently having a tough few weeks.
Going 4-4-2 in their last ten games, Colorado is now third in the Central Division with a record of 18-10-6.
Colorado also has struggled at home with a record of 7-4-3, however has won on the road with a record of 11-6-3.
Rantanen, MacKinnon, and Landeskog lead the team in points with 56, 53, and 41 respectively.
Colorado will take on Montreal tonight at 8:30 PM ET.
8. Buffalo Sabres:
Has reality sunk back in with the Sabres?
Buffalo is now 3-4-3 in their last ten games, with a record now of 20-10-5.
Eichel, and Skinner continue to lead the team with 46, and 37 points respectively.
Will Buffalo continue to fall back down the standings?
With teams like Boston and Montreal desperately seeking a top three spot in the Atlantic Division, the Sabres won’t be able to afford to continue their struggles.
7. San Jose Sharks:
The San Jose Sharks appear to be finding their way, going 7-3-0 in their last ten games, and finding themselves second in the Pacific Division.
The Sharks are 19-11-5, have won five games in a row, and are 11-3-2 at home.
San Jose will look to continue their forward progress tomorrow night in a tough game against the Winnipeg Jets at 10:30 PM ET.
6. Washington Capitals:
Like the Sharks, the Capitals have also won five games in a row.
Washington currently sits atop the Metropolitan Division, with a record of 20-9-3, and have gone 8-2-0 in their last ten games.
The Capitals can win home and away with records of 10-4-2, and 10-5-1 respectively.
With Ovechkin scoring 29 goals, and 15 assists, and Backstrom scoring 10 goals, and 30 assists, the Washington Capitals are back and ready to defend their title.
5. Nashville Predators:
The Nashville Predators are having a tough, injured riddled season.
Going 5-4-1 in their last ten games, the Predators are currently second in the Central Division with a record of 22-11-2.
In net Pekka Rinne is having another Vezina worthy season with a league best goals against average of 2.07, and a save percentage of .927.
Ryan Johansen leads the team with 30 points, with Defenseman Roman Josi right behind him with 26 points.
Once this team can get healthy and have their roster back in tact, Nashville will be in the top three teams in the NHL.
4. Calgary Flames:
The Flames success continues with a record of 8-2-0 in their last ten games, and continuing their dominance over the Pacific Division this season.
Calgary has an overall record of 22-11-2, an impressive home record of 11-3-2, and an improved away record of 11-8-0.
Johnny Gaudreau leads the team with 45 points in his 15 goals, and 30 assists.
Matthew Tkachuk follows Gaudreau with 40 points himself.
Where has James Neal been?
Neal only has 7 points this season, just imagine what this Flames team could do if he finds his scoring touch again.
3. Winnipeg Jets:
This is the hot streak we have been waiting to see Winnipeg hit.
Going 8-2-0 in their last ten games, the Jets now sit a top the Central Division with an overall record of 22-10-2.
Laine leads Winnipeg with 23 goals, and Mark Scheifele has 21 goals to add to the mix as well.
The Jets have an impressive home record of 13-4-2 which can be dangerous moving forward in the season.
2. Toronto Maple Leafs:
With a record of 22-10-2, Toronto is currently second in the Atlantic Division.
Tavares has 21 goals, and 15 assists, with Matthews adding 17 goals, and 12 assists.
The Maple Leafs have been impressive on the road with a record of 13-5-2, but have not been as successful at home.
Going 6-2-2 in their last ten games, Toronto will need to take it up a notch if they want to top the hottest team in the league.
1. Tampa Bay Lightning:
Tampa Bay is the best team in the NHL.
Going 9-0-1 in their last ten games, Tampa Bay sits a top the NHL with a record of 26-7-2.
The Lightning can win at home, or on the road.
At home Tampa Bay is 15-4-0, on the road they are 11-3-2.
The Tampa Bay Lightning have a league best goal differential of 44.
Toronto has the second best with a goal differential of 29.
Kucherov has been hot with three goals, and three assists in his last six games, and a Stamkos has 17 goals, and 19 assists on the season.
With Vasilevskiy back in net, I’m not sure how any team in the NHL, besides possibly Toronto, who could take this team in a seven game series.
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