John Tortorella Likes His Apples Big
NHL Power Rankings: Week 20
Ending (Feb 22nd)
Total Pro Sports – This week’s NHL Power Rankings sees a very familiar face…umm logo…re-take the top spot and the Ducks flying south.
NHL Power Rankings Movers And Shakers
The biggest Shakers in our NHL Power Rankings this week were the Anaheim Ducks falling 4 spots to land at #20.
The second biggest shaker was the Los Angeles Kings who dropped 2 spots to end up at #24.
The biggest Movers in our NHL Power Rankings this week were the Vancouver Canucks, Minnesota Wild and Pittsburgh Penguins all moving up 2 spots to sit at #11, #17 and #18 respectively.
Lets take a look at the rest of the league: NHL POWER RANKINGS for Week 20.
|1||40-8-9||1||Look to be back on track after winning all 3 games last week.|
|2||39-13-8||1||Solid week for Henrik Zetterberg collecting 2 goals and 3 assists for 5 points in 3 games.|
|3||38-17-5||-||7-2-1 in their last 10 games. Alexander Ovechkin appears to be in fine form after getting under the skin of Sidney Crosby in their game against Pittsburgh.|
|4||38-19-3||-||With Martin Brodeur set to return from injury the Devils will look to challenge the Bruins and Capitals for top spot in the East.|
|5||40-12-8||-||4-4-2 in their last 10 games.|
|6||35-18-6||1||Collected 5 out of a possible 6 points.|
|7||34-16-8||1||Outscored their opponents 12-4 in their 3 wins but had a hard time scoring vs Minnesota losing 2-1.|
|8||31-17-9||-||Great week for Mike Richards posting 8 points and being named the NHL’s 1st Star.|
|9||31-22-7||-||Putting the drama behind him Alex Kovalev re-joined and lead the Habs to a 5-3 win over the Sens collecting 3 points.|
|10||31-23-7||-||Will be interesting to see how the players react to the firing of Tom Renney and the hiring of John Tortorella.|
|11||30-21-8||2||On a 4 game win streak including an emotional 3-2 shootout victory for Mats Sundin over his former Leafs team.|
|12||31-23-6||1||With both Thomas Vanek and now Ryan Miller out of the lineup due to injuries the Sabres will have to dig deep to keep their playoff hopes alive.|
|13||30-21-8||1||Great week for Tomas Vokoun posting two shutouts in the Panthers wins over the Devils and Bruins.|
|14||30-24-6||-||Went 4-1-1 during their busiest stretch of the season playing 6 games in 9 nights.|
|15||31-25-5||-||On a 3 game win streak with Matt Cullen scoring a hat-trick in the Hurricanes 5-2 win over the Avalanche.|
|16||29-22-7||1||Have fared well so far with Brad Richards out of the lineup going 2-1 last week.|
|17||30-24-4||2||Went 2-0-1 against three tough opponents in the Flames, Red Wings and Blackhawks.|
|18||29-26-6||2||Despite their loss to the Capitals, the Penguins appear to be a better team with Sergei Gonchar in the lineup which is great news as they try to push for a playoff spot.|
|19||29-25-5||1||Currently on a 3 game winless streak.|
|20||29-27-5||4||Were able to break their 3 game losing streak with a 5-2 win over the Blue Jackets.|
|21||28-28-4||-||Steve Sullivan scored his first 2 goals in almost two years in the Predators 6-2 loss to the Red Wings.|
|22||27-28-5||1||Put together back-to-back victories over the Thrashers and Kings.|
|23||25-26-8||1||Congratulations goes out to head coach Andy Murray who collected his 300th career victory in the Blues 2-1 win over the Predators.|
|24||25-24-9||2||Have gone 1-3-2 in their last 6 games.|
|25||28-31-1||-||Nice week for Ryan Smyth who posted 2 goals and 2 assists for 4 points in 3 games.|
|26||22-27-9||-||Chris Campoli had a solid Sens debut posting 2 assists in their 5-3 loss to the Canadiens.|
|27||22-26-12||-||Suffered two tough shootout losses to the Blue Jackets and Canucks and almost faced the Rangers in one too but managed to beat them in OT.|
|28||20-28-12||-||Are 1-3-1 in their last 5 games.|
|29||21-33-6||-||Will be interesting to see who else the Thrashers trade away before the deadline as they build towards next season…and beyond.|
|30||18-35-6||-||The Islanders will look to continue stock piling picks and young players/prospects as the deadline nears.|
Be sure to check back next week with our NHL Power Rankings for Week 21.