In this week's power rankings, the East stays largely the same while the West gets shuffled. The Canucks grab the top spot in the West while the Kings, Blackhawks, and Blues jump up 2 spots each.
Just a refresher, the rankings are kind of like the BCS, since teams are ranked according to a mathematical formula. But it's not a very difficult formula, as it is simply a team's 5-on-5 goal ratio multiplied by their adjusted points per game. With the story published on Behind the Net today showing that shootouts are essentially a coin flip, there's even more reason to discount shootout wins.