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The NHL Power Ranking Week 8

By Sean Fitzgerald
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Nov 15, 2013; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; Boston Bruins coaches Claude Julien and Doug Houda and Geoff Ward brief the team during a timeout in hte third period against the Ottawa Senators at the Canadian Tire Centre.The Senators defeated the Bruins 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

11. Boston Bruins: 12-6-1: The Bruins have won four out of their five games. The Bruins have the Hurricanes, Rangers, Blues, Hurricanes, and Penguins coming up. Milan Lucic has 8 goals and 7 assists on the season.

10. Pittsburgh Penguins 12-8-0: The Pens were on a three game losing streak until they rolled the Nashville Predators. Defenseman Chris Kunitz has 8 goals and 8 assists on the season.

9. Los Angeles Kings 13-6-1: The Kings should be concerned with Jonathan Quick’s save percentage.  He is a at 90.5%. The Kings have three guys on injured reserve currently the most important being Jeff Carter.

8. Toronto Maple Leafs 12-7-1: The Leafs are 2-3 in their last five games . Phil Kessel is the points leader for the leafs, but don’t sleep on Mason Raymond. Raymond has 6 goals and 7 assists this season.

7.  Tampa Bay Lighting 14-6-0: Last week the Tampa Bay Lighting lost their best player in Steven Stamkos. Lighting fans are saying that one guy doesn’t make a team, but Stamkos is their best player. Expect

6. Colorado Avalanche 14-5-0: The Avs have a hit a snag of late. They have lost three in a row.  Earlier this week they were drubbed by the Blues. Are the Avs finally showing signs of cracking? They will have to prove themselves this week. They welcome Chicago, at Phoenix, at the Los Angles, Blues at home and at the Wild. We shall see who the AVS really are this coming week.