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
The 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
The 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.
|1||41-14-8||1||Despite their loss to Nashville, the Wings had a good week which included a 4-1 win over the Sharks.|
|2||41-19-3||2||Lead by Martin Brodeur who recorded his 100th career shutout in the Devils 3-0 win over the Flyers.|
|3||42-10-9||2||Have gone 3-2 in their last 5 games.|
|4||42-12-9||1||Solid week going 2-0-1 including a 6-0 shutout win over the Ducks.|
|5||37-19-6||1||Great week for Jarome Iginla and Mike Cammalleri who combined for 18 points.|
|6||40-19-5||3||Alexander Semin had a good week collecting 3 goals and 3 assists for 6 points.|
|7||34-22-7||2||Currently on a 4 game win streak.|
|8||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||35-17-9||2||Solid debut for Antti Niemi making 22 saves for his first career NHL win vs. LA.|
|10||32-22-8||1||Have gone 8-2 in their last 10 games.|
|11||32-24-8||1||Struggling as of late going 1-2-2 in their last 5 games.|
|12||32-23-8||1||Good week for Bryan McCabe posting 2 goals and 4 assists for 6 points.|
|13||31-25-7||1||Sabres playoff hopes will be getting a boost as Thomas Vanek is expected to play in Wednesday’s game vs. Montreal.|
|14||32-26-6||4||Once Sidney Crosby returns it’ll be interesting to see if he’ll be able to find chemistry with newly acquired Chris Kunitz.|
|15||31-26-6||1||Will they trade Pascal Leclaire for some much needed secondary scoring before Wednesday’s deadline?|
|16||32-27-5||1||Disappointing week going 1-2 losing to the Senators and Thrashers.|
|17||31-26-5||2||Received some positive news as captain Ethan Moreau will not require surgery after suffering an eye injury Saturday.|
|18||31-28-5||2||Will be interesting to see if one of, if not both, Chris Pronger and/or Scott Niedermayer are moved before the deadline.|
|19||31-28-4||2||Solid week for four forwards as J.P. Dumont, Jason Arnott, Steve Sullivan and Joel Ward combined for 22 points.|
|20||28-26-8||3||Chris Mason was named the NHL’s 3rd Star for the month of February.|
|21||30-26-5||4||Lost all 3 of their games including a 4-1 loss to the Flames.|
|22||29-26-7||6||Currently on a 5 game losing streak.|
|23||25-26-12||4||Currently on a 4 game winning streak.|
|24||26-27-9||–||Have gone 2-6-2 in their last 10 games.|
|25||27-31-5||3||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||23-28-10||–||Have gone 1-3-1 in their last 5 games.|
|27||28-34-1||2||Currently on a 4 game losing streak.|
|28||23-34-6||1||Good week for Ilya Kovalchuk, Rich Peverley and Todd White as they combined for 18 points.|
|29||21-30-12||1||Mark Recchi and Martin St.Louis combined for 13 points.|
|30||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.