NHL Power Rankings Week 14: Bruins and Rangers Poised For Saturday Showdown

This week, Nashville made a big jump up in the West while Toronto fell two spots in the East.

The new formula still includes adjusted points per game (regulation wins count for two while games going to overtime count for one) and five-on-five goal ratio, but it now includes the fenwick tied percentages. All three are weighted to give more importance to Fenwick tied, then to five-on-five ratio, and lastly to adjusted points per game.

Here we go:

Eastern Conference

This Week Last Week Rationale
Rating
Bruins_medium 1 1 The Bruins are still playing fantastic hockey, but what's even scarier is looking at the spare parts hitting free agency this summer.
1.357
Rangers_medium 2 2
New York is in first place in the East, but with a date against Boston on the horizon, they need to stay focused.
1.109
Flyers_medium 3 3
The Flyers have been getting some big contributions out of Sean Couturier lately.
1.022
Penguins_medium 4
4
Pittsburgh is doing well, but they're injured. Imagine if they weren't.
0.978
Capitals_medium 5
6
The Capitals went 3-1-0 last week (but just got shutout by the Islanders Tuesday night), giving Caps fans some hope.
0.960
Senators_medium 6
7
Ottawa is making a charge up the standings, thanks in large part to Craig Anderson.
0.952
Maple_leafs_medium 7
5
The Maple Leafs stumbled a bit, going 1-2-0 last week. The 3-2 loss to the Sabres hurts.
0.935
Jets_medium 8
8
Winnipeg has turned out to be a surprisingly average NHL team, which is certainly better than not having a team at all.
0.911
Panthers_medium 9
9
The Panthers went 1-1-1 last week, but it has to be considered a positive when playing Vancouver, Pittsburgh, and Boston.
0.908
Canadiens_medium 10
10
Montreal sees their fans giving up on the season with them 8 points out of a playoff spot.
0.889
Devils_medium 11
12
The Devils are struggling, so it's time they start to consider what they could get for Zach Parise.
0.871
Sabres_medium 12
11
Buffalo is in a tailspin, going 1-5-1 in their last seven, getting shutout three times in that span.
0.855
Lightning_medium 13
13
The Lightning are facing demands to overhaul their organization, but Steve Yzerman was brought in for just that. Tampa needs patience.
0.822
Hurricanes_medium 14 14 Carolina went 2-2 last week, understandable with games against Philly, Boston, and Washington. A good week for them.
0.797
Islanders_medium 15 15 The Islanders saw Rick DiPietro hurt himself while on IR, and will miss the rest of the season after abdominal surgery.
0.783

Western Conference


This Week Last Week Rationale
Rating
Red_wings_medium 1 1
The Red Wings went 1-1-2 last week, which makes them 2-2-3 over the last two. SLUMP!
1.252
Blues_medium 2 2 St. Louis saw T.J. Oshie score a beautiful goal en route to a 2-1-1 week.
1.196
Sharks_medium 3
3
The Sharks have a few weaknesses, but when you list them next to the positives? They're minor complaints.
1.129
Canucks_medium 4
4
Vancouver is turning on Ryan Kesler, but luckily there's a voice of reason anger to tell people to knock it off.
1.044
Blackhawks_medium 5
5
The Blackhawks went 3-0-1 last week, beating up on Minnesota and Columbus before beating S.J. and losing to Detroit in OT.
1.014
Stars_medium 6
6
Dallas is starting to fear for their playoff lives, since effort isn't enough in their roller-coaster season.
0.951
Coyotes_medium 7
7
The Coyotes are in a bit of a slide, going 1-1-2 last week and only winning twice in the last eleven tries, but it's not time to panic yet.
0.939
Kings_medium 8
8
Los Angeles went 2-0-2, which helps keep them in the playoff picture, but an OT loss to Edmonton kept this from being a great week.
0.915
Predators_medium 9
12
The Predators made a big jump, going 3-0-1 last week thanks two three games against the Avalanche and Islanders. Still, get those points.
0.904
Flames_medium 10
9
Calgary reacquired Mike Cammalleri after the Canadiens exiled him. The hope is that he helps them at least make the playoffs.
0.877
Wild_medium 11
10
The Wild keep falling and their once-optimistic fans are now resigned to the fact that the season is over and trades need to happen.
0.865
Avalanche_medium 12
11
Colorado went 1-2-1 last week against Nashville, Dallas, and Phoenix, failing to show they belong on the playoff bubble.
0.830
Oilers_medium 13
13
The Oilers went 0-1-2 on a three-game homestand against New Jersey, Anaheim, and L.A. That's not good at all.
0.829
Ducks_medium 14
15
Anaheim went 3-0-1 last week with a big win over Vancouver. It was enough to surpass Columbus.
0.792
Blue_jackets_medium 15 14 The Blue Jackets are really struggling, and for those who are visual learners, here is a great look at why.
0.764

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