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NHL Power Rankings: Week 24

by: AnthonyP On  Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Total Pro Sports – This week’s NHL Power Rankings has a familiar seller dweller in last place, the Canadiens continuing to struggle and the Ducks flying high.

NHL Power Rankings Movers And Shakers

Red ArrowThe biggest Shakers in our NHL Power Rankings this week were the Montreal Canadiens falling 4 spots to land at #14.

The second biggest shaker was the Buffalo Sabres and Dallas Stars both dropping 3 spots to end up at #19 and #20 respectively.

Green ArrowThe biggest Movers in our NHL Power Rankings this week were the mighty Anaheim Ducks climbing 4 spots to find themselves at #18.

Lets take a look at the rest of the league: NHL POWER RANKINGS for Week 24.

Rank Team Record Change Comment
1 Detroit Red Wings 48-15-9 - Great week for the Swedish duo of Henrik Zetterberg and Johan Franzen collecting 10 points in just 2 games.
2 San Jose Sharks 48-14-10 Green Arrow1 Went a perfect 3-0 during their 3 game home stand beating the Predators, Stars and Avalanche.
3 Boston Bruins 46-17-10 Green Arrow1 Clinched the Northeast Division title with their 4-1 win over the Devils on Sunday.
4 New Jersey Devils 47-22-3 Red Arrow2 Congratulations to Martin Brodeur who collected his 552nd career win surpassing Patrick Roy for first on the all-time list.
5 Philadelphia Flyers 39-22-10 Green Arrow2 Recorded two big wins over the Sabres and Penguins.
6 Washington Capitals 45-23-6 Red Arrow1 Alexander Ovechkin will have to keep his celebrating to a minimum if the Capitals keep up their mediocre play. So far the Capitals have a record of 5-5-1 in the month of March.
7 Calgary Flames 41-24-6 Red Arrow1 Been struggling as of late going 2-5-0 in their last 7 games.
8 Pittsburgh Penguins 39-27-8 Green Arrow1 Great week for the dynamic duo of Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin who collected 13 points in 3 games.
9 Vancouver Canucks 38-24-9 Red Arrow1 Alexandre Burrows has been playing great ever since he signed his extension with the Canucks and has 5 points in his last 5 games.
10 New York Rangers 38-27-8 Green Arrow1 Nik Antropov has been playing great since he was traded to the Rangers. In 9 games he has 4 goals and 4 assists for 8 points.
11 Carolina Hurricanes 39-28-7 Green Arrow1 Have won 8 straight home games and are 7-1-2 in the month of March.
12 Chicago Blackhawks 38-22-11 - Patrick Sharp had a triumphant return to the lineup scoring 2 goals and adding 1 assist in the ‘Hawks 4-1 win over the Kings putting an end to Chicago’s 5 game winless streak.
13 Columbus Blue Jackets 38-28-6 - Improved their playoff chances with two big wins over the Blackhawks and Panthers.
14 Montreal Canadiens 36-27-9 Red Arrow4 On a 5 game winless streak after losing to the Rangers, Senators and Leafs.
15 Florida Panthers 35-27-10 - Saw their 4 game winless streak come to an end after a 3-1 win over the Leafs.
16 Edmonton Oilers 35-28-9 Green Arrow2 Sam Gagner continues to roll as he netted 4 goals and added 2 assists for 6 points in 4 games.
17 Nashville Predators 35-30-7 Green Arrow2 Good week for J.P. Dumont, Joel Ward and Ryan Suter as they combined for 14 points in 3 games.
18 Anaheim Ducks 35-31-6 Green Arrow4 Great week for the Ducks winning all 3 of their games as they try to keep their playoff hopes alive.
19 Buffalo Sabres 34-30-8 Red Arrow3 Are hoping goaltender Ryan Miller will be returning sooner rather than later as they’re currently on a 3 game losing streak.
20 Dallas Stars 33-31-8 Red Arrow3 See their playoff hopes fading after losing all 3 of their games last week.
21 Ottawa Senators 32-30-10 Green Arrow2 Currently on a 5 game winning streak.
22 St. Louis Blues 33-30-9 Red Arrow2 Just like the Stars, the Blues are seeing their playoff hopes start to fade away after losing 2 of their 3 games last week.
23 Minnesota Wild 34-30-8 Red Arrow2 Continue to be a in a dog fight with the Ducks, Stars, Blues and Predators for the 8th and final playoff spot in the West.
24 Toronto Maple Leafs 30-30-13 Green Arrow1 Saturday night was a great night for the line of Alexei Ponikarovsky, Mikhail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin as the trio combined for 11 points in the Leafs 5-2 win over the Canadiens.
25 Atlanta Thrashers 30-37-6 Red Arrow1 Saw their 6 game winning streak come to an end with their 6-2 loss to the Penguins.
26 Los Angeles Kings 30-32-10 - Have gone 1-4-1 in their last 6 games.
27 Phoenix Coyotes 30-36-7 Green Arrow3 Good week for the trio of Shane Doan, Kyle Turris and Scottie Upshall as they combined for 15 points in 4 games.
28 Colorado Avalanche 31-40-2 Red Arrow1 Currently on a 4 game winless streak.
29 Tampa Bay Lightning 23-33-16 Red Arrow1 Steven Stamkos finally seems to be adapting to playing in the NHL as he netted 4 goals in 3 games last week.
30 New York Islanders 24-40-8 Red Arrow1 Can’t seem to keep the puck out of their net allowing 10 goals against in their last 2 games.

Be sure to check back next week with our NHL Power Rankings for Week 25.




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