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NHL Power Rankings: Week 18

by: AnthonyP On  Tuesday, February 10, 2009

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Total Pro Sports – This week’s NHL Power Rankings sees the Boston Bruins remain in top spot and two southern teams taking big steps but in opposite directions.

NHL Power Rankings Movers And Shakers

Red ArrowThe biggest Shakers in our NHL Power Rankings this week were the Phoenix Coyotes dropping 8 spots to find themselves at #23.

The second biggest shaker was the Calgary Flames and New York Rangers both falling 3 spots ending up at #9 and #11 respectively.

Green ArrowThe biggest Movers in our NHL Power Rankings this week were the Dallas Stars climbing up 6 spots to end up at #14.

Lets take a look at the rest of the league: NHL POWER RANKINGS for Week 18.

Rank Team Record Change Comment
1 Boston Bruins 39-8-7 - Continue to keep rolling as they collected 5 out of a possible 6 points.
2 San Jose Sharks 36-7-7 - With the Bruins success and the Sharks on a slide going winless in their last 3 games Tuesday’s matchup vs. Boston is a big game for San Jose.
3 Washington Capitals 34-16-4 - Mike Green has put together back-to-back solid weeks and is looking to challenge Zdeno Chara for the Norris Trophy.
4 Detroit Red Wings 35-11-7 Green Arrow1 Two ex-Penguins were able to exact some revenge on their former team with Marian Hossa scoring on a great backhand and Ty Conklin posting the shutout between the pipes.
5 New Jersey Devils 33-17-3 Red Arrow1 Saw their 8 game win streak come to an end after losing 5-2 to the Capitals.
6 Chicago Blackhawks 29-14-8 Green Arrow3 Despite their loss to the Canucks, the Blackhawks had a good week beating the Oilers and Flames.
7 Philadelphia Flyers 28-15-9 Green Arrow3 Were lead by Scott Hartnell and Jeff Carter who combined for 4 goals and 6 assists.
8 Montreal Canadiens 29-18-6 Red Arrow1 Were only able to pull out one win which was against the struggling Penguins.
9 Calgary Flames 30-18-4 Red Arrow3 Despite Mike Cammalleri‘s goal scoring the Flames still find themselves on a 4 game losing streak.
10 Buffalo Sabres 28-20-6 Green Arrow1 Will be interesting to see who steps up in Thomas Vanek‘s absence.
11 New York Rangers 29-19-5 Red Arrow3 Got absolutely hammered by the Stars losing 10-2.
12 Carolina Hurricanes 27-22-5 Green Arrow1 Finally broke out scoring seven times in a 7-2 beating of the Phoenix Coyotes.
13 Anaheim Ducks 27-24-5 Red Arrow1 An okay but not great week going 2-2.
14 Dallas Stars 26-19-7 Green Arrow6 Continue to be the hottest team in the NHL lead by the greatly improved play of Marty Turco.
15 Florida Panthers 25-19-8 Red Arrow1 Should be interesting to see how the Panthers respond with the team’s new “Playoffs Or 4 Games Free” promise to the fans.
16 Minnesota Wild 27-22-3 Green Arrow2 Had a solid 3-0 shutout win over the Ducks.
17 Pittsburgh Penguins 26-24-5 Red Arrow1 Were embarrassed by two former Penguins in their 3-0 loss to the Red Wings.
18 Vancouver Canucks 24-20-8 Green Arrow3 Won both games last week. The start of something or just a blip?
19 Edmonton Oilers 26-23-4 Red Arrow2 Were embarrassed for the second week in a row getting blown out 8-3 by the Red Wings this time.
20 Columbus Blue Jackets 25-23-5 Red Arrow1 Haven’t fared too well without Steve Mason losing 2 of their 3 games, although they were able to beat the Sharks in their only win.
21 Los Angeles Kings 23-21-7 Green Arrow3 Find themselves on a 3 game win streak thanks to the great play of goaltender Jonathan Quick.
22 Nashville Predators 25-25-3 Green Arrow1 Solid week including a 2-0 shutout win over the Wild.
23 Phoenix Coyotes 24-25-5 Red Arrow8 After gaining some ground the young Yotes have slipped again and are currently on a 6 game losing streak.
24 Colorado Avalanche 25-27-1 Red Arrow2 Managed to snap their losing streak but the success didn’t last long losing 4-1 to the Blues.
25 St. Louis Blues 22-24-6 Green Arrow1 Pretty good week for the Blues collecting 6 out of a possible 8 points.
26 Toronto Maple Leafs 20-24-9 Red Arrow1 Blew a 3-1 lead to the Panthers and no-showed for their game against the Sabres leaving rookie Justin Pogge out to dry.
27 Tampa Bay Lightning 18-24-11 - Were able to snap their winless streak with a 1-0 win over the Islanders.
28 Ottawa Senators 18-25-8 - Put an end to their winless streak with a thrilling 3-2 shootout victory over the Sabres.
29 Atlanta Thrashers 18-31-5 - Even with young guys like Bryan Little and Zach Bogosian one has to wonder how much longer Ilya Kovalchuk will want to stay if the team doesn’t find a way to win in the near future.
30 New York Islanders 16-31-5 - After a nice 4 game win streak the Islanders have now lost 2 games in a row to the Panthers and Lightning.

Be sure to check back next week with our NHL Power Rankings for Week 19.




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