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NHL Power Rankings: Week 21

by: AnthonyP On  Tuesday, March 3, 2009

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Ending (Feb 22nd)

Total Pro Sports – This week’s NHL Power Rankings has the Detroit Red Wings re-claiming the #1 spot and the Washington Capitals taking a nose dive out of the top 3.

NHL Power Rankings Movers And Shakers

Red ArrowThe biggest Shakers in our NHL Power Rankings this week were the not so bright Dallas Stars who dropped 6 spots to land at #22.

The second biggest shaker was the trap happy Minnesota Wild sliding down 4 spots to sit at #21

Green ArrowThe biggest Movers in our NHL Power Rankings this week were the Pittsburgh Penguins and Toronto Maple Leafs both moving up 4 spots to end up at #14 and #23.

Lets take a look at the rest of the league: NHL POWER RANKINGS for Week 21.

Rank Team Record Change Comment
1 Detroit Red Wings 41-14-8 Green Arrow1 Despite their loss to Nashville, the Wings had a good week which included a 4-1 win over the Sharks.
2 New Jersey Devils 41-19-3 Green Arrow2 Lead by Martin Brodeur who recorded his 100th career shutout in the Devils 3-0 win over the Flyers.
3 San Jose Sharks 42-10-9 Red Arrow2 Have gone 3-2 in their last 5 games.
4 Boston Bruins 42-12-9 Green Arrow1 Solid week going 2-0-1 including a 6-0 shutout win over the Ducks.
5 Calgary Flames 37-19-6 Green Arrow1 Great week for Jarome Iginla and Mike Cammalleri who combined for 18 points.
6 Washington Capitals 40-19-5 Red Arrow3 Alexander Semin had a good week collecting 3 goals and 3 assists for 6 points.
7 Montreal Canadiens 34-22-7 Green Arrow2 Currently on a 4 game win streak.
8 Philadelphia Flyers 33-18-10 - With Daniel Briere back in the lineup the Flyers will look to remain as one of the top teams in the East.
9 Chicago Blackhawks 35-17-9 Red Arrow2 Solid debut for Antti Niemi making 22 saves for his first career NHL win vs. LA.
10 Vancouver Canucks 32-22-8 Green Arrow1 Have gone 8-2 in their last 10 games.
11 New York Rangers 32-24-8 Red Arrow1 Struggling as of late going 1-2-2 in their last 5 games.
12 Florida Panthers 32-23-8 Green Arrow1 Good week for Bryan McCabe posting 2 goals and 4 assists for 6 points.
13 Buffalo Sabres 31-25-7 Red Arrow1 Sabres playoff hopes will be getting a boost as Thomas Vanek is expected to play in Wednesday’s game vs. Montreal.
14 Pittsburgh Penguins 32-26-6 Green Arrow4 Once Sidney Crosby returns it’ll be interesting to see if he’ll be able to find chemistry with newly acquired Chris Kunitz.
15 Columbus Blue Jackets 31-26-6 Red Arrow1 Will they trade Pascal Leclaire for some much needed secondary scoring before Wednesday’s deadline?
16 Carolina Hurricanes 32-27-5 Red Arrow1 Disappointing week going 1-2 losing to the Senators and Thrashers.
17 Edmonton Oilers 31-26-5 Green Arrow2 Received some positive news as captain Ethan Moreau will not require surgery after suffering an eye injury Saturday.
18 Anaheim Ducks 31-28-5 Green Arrow2 Will be interesting to see if one of, if not both, Chris Pronger and/or Scott Niedermayer are moved before the deadline.
19 Nashville Predators 31-28-4 Green Arrow2 Solid week for four forwards as J.P. Dumont, Jason Arnott, Steve Sullivan and Joel Ward combined for 22 points.
20 St. Louis Blues 28-26-8 Green Arrow3 Chris Mason was named the NHL’s 3rd Star for the month of February.
21 Minnesota Wild 30-26-5 Red Arrow4 Lost all 3 of their games including a 4-1 loss to the Flames.
22 Dallas Stars 29-26-7 Red Arrow6 Currently on a 5 game losing streak.
23 Toronto Maple Leafs 25-26-12 Green Arrow4 Currently on a 4 game winning streak.
24 Los Angeles Kings 26-27-9 - Have gone 2-6-2 in their last 10 games.
25 Phoenix Coyotes 27-31-5 Red Arrow3 After a promising first half it appears the Coyotes wont be making a run for the playoffs and Olli Jokinen appears to be as good as gone.
26 Ottawa Senators 23-28-10 - Have gone 1-3-1 in their last 5 games.
27 Colorado Avalanche 28-34-1 Red Arrow2 Currently on a 4 game losing streak.
28 Atlanta Thrashers 23-34-6 Green Arrow1 Good week for Ilya Kovalchuk, Rich Peverley and Todd White as they combined for 18 points.
29 Tampa Bay Lightning 21-30-12 Red Arrow1 Mark Recchi and Martin St.Louis combined for 13 points.
30 New York Islanders 19-36-7 - Will be looking to trade Bill Guerin and Doug Weight before the deadline to collect some more picks and prospects.

Be sure to check back next week with our NHL Power Rankings for Week 22.




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