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NHL Power Rankings: Week 19

by: AnthonyP On  Tuesday, February 17, 2009

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Total Pro Sports – This week’s NHL Power Rankings sees the defending Presidents Trophy Champion Detroit Red Wings take over top spot with the Boston Bruins taking a bit of a dive but still remaining in the top 5.

NHL Power Rankings Movers And Shakers

Red ArrowThe biggest Shakers in our NHL Power Rankings this week were the Boston Bruins falling 4 spots landing at #5.

The second biggest shaker was the Carolina Hurricanes, Anaheim Ducks, Dallas Stars, Minnesota Wild and Pittsburgh Penguins all dropping 3 spots to end up at #15, #16, #17, #19 and #20 respectively.

Green ArrowThe biggest Movers in our NHL Power Rankings this week were the Columbus Blue Jackets climbing up 6 spots to sit at #14.

Lets take a look at the rest of the league: NHL POWER RANKINGS for Week 19.

Rank Team Record Change Comment
1 Detroit Red Wings 37-12-8 Green Arrow3 Saw their 6 game win streak come to an end vs. Columbus.
2 San Jose Sharks 37-8-9 - Have gone 4-2-4 in their last 10 games.
3 Washington Capitals 36-16-5 - Alexander Ovechkin picked up his 3rd hat-trick of the season in the Caps 4-2 win over the Panthers.
4 New Jersey Devils 37-17-3 Green Arrow1 On a 4 game win streak thanks to the solid play of Zach Parise and Scott Clemmensen.
5 Boston Bruins 39-10-8 Red Arrow4 Currently on a 4 game winless streak.
6 Chicago Blackhawks 31-15-8 - Will be in tough with injuries to Patrick Sharp and Nikolai Khabibulin.
7 Calgary Flames 33-18-5 Green Arrow2 Went an impressive 3-0-1 last week including a 2-0 shutout victory over the Kings.
8 Philadelphia Flyers 30-16-9 Red Arrow1 Mike Richards set a NHL record scoring shorthanded for the third time while his team was on a 5-on-3 PK.
9 Montreal Canadiens 30-21-6 Red Arrow1 How big of an impact will Mathieu Schneider have on the Habs? My guess is not a big one.
10 New York Rangers 30-21-6 Green Arrow1 With only 2 wins in their last 10 games the Rangers need to turn things around before they drop even further.
11 Buffalo Sabres 29-22-6 Red Arrow1 Lost to the Senators and were shutout 3-0 to Cam Ward and the Hurricanes.
12 Florida Panthers 28-20-8 Green Arrow3 Had a nice 3 game win streak going before losing 4-2 to the Capitals.
13 Vancouver Canucks 27-21-8 Green Arrow5 Appear to be turning things around going 5-1 in their last 6 games.
14 Columbus Blue Jackets 28-23-5 Green Arrow6 Faired just fine without their rookie starter winning all 3 of their games including a surprising 3-0 victory over the Avalanche with Dan LaCosta recording his first career NHL shutout.
15 Carolina Hurricanes 28-24-5 Red Arrow3 Were shutout 5-0 by the Panthers then got hammered again by the Blue Jackets losing 5-1.
16 Anaheim Ducks 28-25-5 Red Arrow3 Were embarrassed by the Thrashers losing 8-4.
17 Dallas Stars 27-21-7 Red Arrow3 Shutout in their 1-0 loss to the Coyotes then were handily beaten by the Blackhawks 6-2.
18 Edmonton Oilers 28-23-4 Green Arrow1 Won both their games including a 7-2 beating of the Montreal Canadiens.
19 Minnesota Wild 28-24-3 Red Arrow3 Gave up 9 goals against in their loses to the Red Wings and Senators.
20 Pittsburgh Penguins 27-25-5 Red Arrow3 Now we’ll see if coaching really was the main issue in Pittsburgh.
21 Nashville Predators 27-26-3 Green Arrow1 Managed to sneak out two wins in close games against the Blues and Bruins.
22 Los Angeles Kings 24-22-8 Red Arrow1 Have lost their last two games including a 2-0 shutout loss to the Flames.
23 Phoenix Coyotes 25-27-5 - Recorded a much needed 1-0 shutout win over the Stars.
24 St. Louis Blues 23-25-7 Green Arrow1 Lost a tough one to the Predators but rebounded with a 1-0 shutout win over the Blackhawks.
25 Colorado Avalanche 26-30-1 Red Arrow1 Managed to snap a 4 game losing streak with a shootout win over the rival Red Wings.
26 Ottawa Senators 21-25-8 Green Arrow2 Currently on a 4 game win streak thanks to some solid goaltending by Brian Elliot.
27 Toronto Maple Leafs 21-25-10 Red Arrow1 Beat the Penguins but also lost to the Lightning and blew a 4-1 lead to the Panthers.
28 Tampa Bay Lightning 19-26-11 Red Arrow1 Beat the Leafs but were outscored 8-2 in their two loses.
29 Atlanta Thrashers 20-32-5 - Solid week winning 2 of their 3 games and Ilya Kovalchuk being named the NHL’s 3rd Star.
30 New York Islanders 16-33-6 - Currently on a 5 game win less streak.

Be sure to check back next week with our NHL Power Rankings for Week 20.




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