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NHL Power Rankings: Week 22

by: AnthonyP On  Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sidney Crosby, Chris Kunitz & Bill GuerinTotal Pro Sports – This week’s NHL Power Rankings has the San Jose Sharks dropping out of the top 3 and the New York Islanders finally moving out of the basement.

NHL Power Rankings Movers And Shakers

Red ArrowThe biggest Shakers in our NHL Power Rankings this week were the drowning Anaheim Ducks dropping 3 spots to land at #21.

The second biggest shaker was the Chicago Blackhawks, Buffalo Sabres, and St.Louis Blues all falling 2 spots to end up at #11, #15 and #22 respectively.

Green ArrowThe biggest Movers in our NHL Power Rankings this week were the red hot Pittsburgh Penguins climbing up 4 spots to sit at #10.

Lets take a look at the rest of the league: NHL POWER RANKINGS for Week 22.

Rank Team Record Change Comment
1 Detroit Red Wings 43-15-8 - Have won 6 of their last 9 games.
2 New Jersey Devils 42-20-3 - Appear to be the team to beat in the East with Martin Brodeur back between the pipes.
3 Calgary Flames 39-21-6 Green Arrow2 Some solid moves at the deadline acquiring Jordan Leopold and Olli Jokinen who combined for 3 goals in their first game with the Flames.
4 San Jose Sharks 42-12-10 Red Arrow1 Rough week losing all 3 of their games including a 4-1 loss to the Stars.
5 Boston Bruins 43-15-9 Red Arrow1 On a bit of a slide going 1-3-1 in their last 5 games.
6 Washington Capitals 40-21-6 - Bad week for the Caps losing all 4 of their games including a tough 4-3 shootout loss to the Penguins.
7 Philadelphia Flyers 35-19-10 Green Arrow1 Great week for Simon Gagne, Mike Knuble and Mike Richards as they combined for 13 points in 3 games.
8 Montreal Canadiens 35-24-7 Red Arrow1 Not the greatest of weeks losing to the Sabres 5-1 and then getting shutout 2-0 to the Thrashers.
9 Vancouver Canucks 34-22-8 Green Arrow1 Solid week winning both of their games beating the Wild 4-2 and the sharks 3-1.
10 Pittsburgh Penguins 35-26-6 Green Arrow4 Won 5 road games in a row for the first time in franchise history.
11 Chicago Blackhawks 36-19-9 Red Arrow2 Samuel Pahlsson can’t be inserted into the lineup soon enough as the ‘Hawks have lost their last two games.
12 New York Rangers 34-24-8 Red Arrow1 The Rangers new additions of Nik Antropov and Derek Morris seem to be helping as they won both of their games last week.
13 Florida Panthers 34-24-8 Red Arrow1 David Booth showed off his scoring ability netting a hat-trick in the Panthers 5-3 win over the Blues.
14 Carolina Hurricanes 35-27-5 Green Arrow2 Solid week lead by the duo of Eric Staal and newly acquired Erik Cole who combined for 16 points in 3 games.
15 Buffalo Sabres 33-26-7 Red Arrow2 Have gone 2-2-1 in their last 5 games.
16 Columbus Blue Jackets 33-27-6 Red Arrow1 Good week for Rick Nash as he scored 4 goals and added 2 assists for 6 points.
17 Edmonton Oilers 32-27-6 - Youngster Sam Gagner seems to be turning things around as he potted 3 goals and had 2 assists for 5 points in 3 games.
18 Nashville Predators 33-29-4 Green Arrow1 Saw their 6 game winning streak come to an end with their 4-1 loss to the Flyers.
19 Dallas Stars 31-27-8 Green Arrow3 Great week for Mike Ribeiro and Loui Eriksson as they were able to combine for 12 points in 4 games.
20 Minnesota Wild 32-28-5 Green Arrow1 Decent week for the Wild beating the Sharks 4-3 and the Ducks 3-2.
21 Anaheim Ducks 31-30-6 Red Arrow3 Week the Ducks would like to forget losing all 3 of their games.
22 St. Louis Blues 29-28-8 Red Arrow2 Good week for David Backes, Andy McDonald and Brad Boyes combining for 12 points in 3 games.
23 Los Angeles Kings 28-28-9 Green Arrow1 Rookie Teddy Purcell is enjoying his new found ice-time as he’s currently on a 4 game point streak.
24 Toronto Maple Leafs 26-27-13 Red Arrow1 With Nik Antropov and Dominic Moore now gone for draft picks it appears the Leafs will now be gunning for a top 5 pick.
25 Ottawa Senators 25-29-10 Green Arrow1 Good week for the Sens winning 2 out of their 3 games including a 6-3 victory over the Sabres.
26 Phoenix Coyotes 28-33-5 Red Arrow1 Had a terrible month of February and so far March doesn’t appear to be any better after going 1-2 last week.
27 Atlanta Thrashers 25-35-6 Green Arrow1 Good week for the Thrashers going 2-1 including a 2-0 shutout win over the Canadiens.
28 Colorado Avalanche 29-36-1 Red Arrow1 Were able to put an end to their 6 game losing streak with a 5-1 win over the Blackhawks.
29 New York Islanders 22-37-7 Green Arrow1 Some positive news for once as the Islanders went 4-1-1 on their 6 game home stand.
30 Tampa Bay Lightning 21-32-13 Red Arrow1 Currently on a 3 game winless streak.

Be sure to check back next week with our NHL Power Rankings for Week 23.




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