Seven weeks into the season, here is what the top ten NHL teams look like.
10. Columbus Blue Jackets
The Blue Jackets are currently first in the Metropolitan Division with a record of 12-7-2.
Led by Cam Atkinson and Artemi Panarin each with 22 points, Columbus has been solid the past ten games with a record of 6-2-2.
Columbus will take on Toronto Friday night at 7:00 PM ET.
9. Calgary Flames
Calgary is currently second in the Pacific Division with a record of 12-8-1, trailing San Jose by one point.
The Flames have won back to back games, and are 7-3-0 in the last ten games.
Five players have at least 20 points so far this season.
Tkachuk has 25, Monahan, and Gaudreau each have 24, Elias Lindholm has 22, and Defenseman Mark Giordano has 20.
James Neal needs to start producing as he only has 3 goals, and 1 assists in 21 games played.
Calgary will play the Winnipeg Jets at 10:00 PM ET.
8. Minnesota Wild
The Wild are currently third in the Central Division with a record of 12-7-2.
Minnesota has lost back to back games, however they are 6-4-0 in their last ten games.
Veterans Zach Parise and Mikko Koivu along with Mikael Granlund lead the team in points.
Parise and Koivu each with 18, and Granlund with 19.
The Wild will take on the Senators tonight at 8:00 PM ET.
7. Boston Bruins
Boston is currently fifth in the Atlantic Division with a record of 11-6-3.
Bergeron however is expected to miss at least a month, however David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand each have at least 25 points on the season.
The Bruins are 5-4-1 in their last ten games, and have gone 7-2-0 at home, however have struggled on the road with a record of 4-4-3.
Boston will take on Detroit tonight at 7:30 PM ET.
6. San Jose Sharks
The Sharks are currently first in the Pacific Division with a record of 11-7-4.
Defenseman Brent Burns leads the team in points with 23, followed by Timo Meier and Logan Couture each have 21 points.
For the amount of talent on their roster, you would expect San Jose to ranked higher, however they have somewhat struggled in their last ten games with a record of 5-4-1.
San Jose will take on Vancouver Friday night at 9:00 PM ET.
5. Buffalo Sabres
This far into the season I did not expect to be ranking Buffalo in the top five.
However after winning six games in a row, the Sabres are now third in the Atlantic Division with a record of 13-6-2.
Jack Eichel leads the way with 5 goals, and 19 assists, followed by Jeff Skinner with 14 goals, and 8 assists.
The Sabres are 7-2-1 in their last ten games, and have shown they can win on the road with a road record of 7-4-1.
Buffalo will take on Philadelphia tonight at 7:30 PM ET.
4. Winnipeg Jets
With a record of 12-5-2, the Jets sit second in the Central Division behind the Nashville Predators.
Patrik Laine and Mark Scheifele lead the team in goals with 11 a piece.
Blake Wheeler however leads the team in points with 21 assists, and 3 goals.
The Jets are 6-3-1 in their last ten games, and play the Calgary Flames tonight at 10:00 PM ET.
3. Tampa Bay Lightning
Tampa Bay is second in the Atlantic Division, with a record of 14-6-1.
Brayden Point, Nikita Kucherov, and Yanni Gourde lead the team in points with 26, 24, and 20 respectively.
Steven Stamkos has 6 goals, and 11 assists in 21 games played this season.
The Lightning can win at home, and on the road with a home record of 7-3-0, and a road record of 7-3-1.
Tampa Bay is also 6-4-0 in their last ten games and play the Panthers tonight at 7:30 PM ET.
2. Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto is in first place in the Atlantic Division, with a record of 15-6-0.
Despite losing Auston Matthews, the Maple Leafs have won four games in a row and are 7-3-0 in their last ten games.
Also, Toronto is tied with Nashville for the best goal differential with a differential of +21.
The Maple Leafs will take on Carolina tonight at 7:00 PM ET.
1. Nashville Predators
Week after week, despite who is missing from the line up, Nashville continues to win games, and remain atop the NHL.
The Predators are 15-5-1 and are first in the entire NHL.
Nashville is 7-2-1 in their last ten games, including back to back wins coming into tonight’s game against the St. Louis Blues.
Ryan Johansen leads the team in points with 4 goals, and 16 assists.
Filip Forsberg leads the team with 13 goals, and 6 assists as well.
Kyle Turris has also put his name on the scoring sheet his fair share with 5 goals, and 11 assists.
Pekka Rinne leads the league in goals against, and save percentage (1.69 GA, .942 Save Percentage).
In taking on the Blues at 8:00 PM ET tonight, Nashville will look to make it three wins in a row.
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