NHL Power Rankings Week 13: Injuries Poised to Shakeup Stagnant Standings

This week, Toronto and Montreal made the biggest moves while the only movement in the West was Colorado and Edmonton trading places.

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 lost to Vancouver and lost Brad Marchand to a five-game suspension. But they are so far and away the best team in the East, they'll just keep going.
1.418
Rangers_medium 2 2
New York just got even better than they already have been: Marc Staal returned from his concussion.
1.143
Flyers_medium 3 3
The Flyers saw Danny Briere score a hat trick to win in overtime Saturday, after he got in his third fight of his career.
1.015
Penguins_medium 4
4
Pittsburgh got even more bad news this week, as both Jordan Staal and James Neal will be out "weeks".
0.977
Maple_leafs_medium 5
8
The Maple Leafs made a big move up, going 3-0 and beating Tampa and Winnipeg by a combined 11-3. Oh, they also beat Detroit 4-3.
0.958
Capitals_medium 6
6
Washington stayed put as they beat Calgary 3-1 but lost to San Jose 5-2.
0.954
Senators_medium 7
9
The Senators collected three points in a weekend set against the Flyers, moving them up two spots.
0.939
Jets_medium 8
5
Winnipeg only scored five goals in their last three games, which included a 2-1 overtime win against Buffalo and a 7-3 loss to Montreal.
0.926
Panthers_medium 9
7
The Panthers fell this week and they continue to struggle, going 1-2-1 in their last four.
0.917
Canadiens_medium 10
13
Montreal makes a move up thanks to a 7-3 beating of the Jets.
0.902
Sabres_medium 11
12
The Sabres may be better off without Derek Roy.
0.889
Devils_medium 12
10
New Jersey has seen David Clarkson be a huge contributor this season. I know because he's on my fantasy teams.
0.875
Lightning_medium 13
11
The Lightning may think they just need a better goalie (again), but it's much more complicated than that.
0.839
Hurricanes_medium 14 15 Carolina lost to the Islanders in a shootout but still continued to alternate the final two positions here.
0.787
Islanders_medium 15 14 The Islanders lost Rick DiPietro to injury again... while he was already on injured reserve.
0.751

Western Conference


This Week Last Week Rationale
Rating
Red_wings_medium 1 1
The Red Wings went 1-1-1, a bad week for them, but still have a comfortable lead out West.
1.281
Blues_medium 2 3 St. Louis went 3-0 last week, scoring four goals in each game while giving up only four combined.
1.167
Sharks_medium 3
2
The Sharks went 3-0-1 but fell a spot anyway. Rough.
1.159
Canucks_medium 4
4
Vancouver beat Boston 4-3 in Boston and they are still celebrating.
1.089
Blackhawks_medium 5
5
The Blackhawks will be without Patrick Sharp for 3-4 weeks as he injured his wrist.
0.994
Stars_medium 6
6
Dallas may be without Mike Ribeiro for a little while, which is bad news for for the Stars as they try to build off three straight four-goal games.
0.975
Coyotes_medium 7
7
The Coyotes saw Shane Doan score his first ever NHL hat trick last week. How did this guy not get one before then??
0.930
Kings_medium 8
8
Los Angeles is stuck debating whether their glass is half-full or half-empty. A 52.24% Fenwick tied suggests half-full.
0.888
Flames_medium 9
9
The Flames saw Jarome Iginla score his 500th NHL goal last week. Good for one of the most underrated players in the League.
0.862
Wild_medium 10
10
Minnesota is having such a hard time scoring goals, they are being compared to the Loch Ness Monster. 0.860
Avalanche_medium 11
13
The Avalanche were the only team to move up in the West, but Erik Johnson hurt his hand and is day-to-day.
0.858
Predators_medium 12
12
Nashville will be prepared to trade Ryan Suter if it appears unlikely he will re-sign.
0.857
Oilers_medium 13
11
The Oilers went 1-3 last week, falling back to where they spent most of last season. Such is life in a rebuild.
0.837
Blue_jackets_medium 14
14
Columbus finally fired their coach, but they replaced him with Todd Richards, who was fired from Minnesota
0.756
Ducks_medium 15 15 The Ducks announced that almost everybody on their team is available on the trade market. Naturally, teams are salivating.
0.722

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