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The NHL Power Rankings- Week #5

By Sean Fitzgerald
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Nov 8, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Capitals left wing

Alex Ovechkin

(8) shoots the puck in front of Carolina Hurricanes defenseman

Andrej Sekera

(4) in overtime at Verizon Center. The Capitals won 4-3 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

19. Chicago Blackhawks 7-6-1: What has happened to the Chicago Blackhawks?? They cannot score goals. Coming into this week, they rank 20th in the NHL in Goals for according to Hockey reference.com. The Blackhawks also average the most shots in the NHL yet cannot seem to find a way to score. With Patrick Sharp being out for three to four weeks, the Hawks are going to need to find offense someplace.

18. Washington Capitals 6-5-3: The Caps Alex Ovechkin recorded this 400th career assists this past week. He now ranks second in Franchise history behind Michal Pivonka at 418. The Caps Tim Gleason missed his second straight game on Saturday with an upper body injury.

17. Toronto Maple Leafs 7-5-2: The Leafs are 5-3-2 in their last ten games. They will return to Ottawa on Sunday November 9th in the game that was originally scheduled for October 22nd. That game was postponed because of the terrorist attack in Ottawa. Leo Komarov appears to be playing better for the Leafs this season.

16. Ottawa Senators 7-3-3: The Senators will take on the Leafs in an emotional game on Sunday November 9th. It is the makeup game from October 22nd. The game was cancelled due to a terrorist attack in Canada. Oh Canada will be emotional on Sunday in Ottawa.

15. Minnesota Wild 7-6-0: The Wild have dropped three in a row and Darcy Kuemper goals against average has sky rocketed to 1.99 goals against, his goals against average at one point this season was below 1.00 per game at one point. More bad news for the Wild as their star forward Zach Parise is out indefinitely with a concussion.

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