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The NHL Power Rankings- Week #6

By Sean Fitzgerald
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Nov 10, 2014; Raleigh, NC, USA; Calgary Flames forward

David Jones

(19) scores a 1st period goal past the Carolina Hurricanes goalie

Cam Ward

(30) at PNC Arena. The Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Calgary Flames 4-1. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

This week in the NHL we saw the Blues continue to win games, The Rangers lose a shootout after apparently winning it, the Blackhawks not get a point in Detroit, the NHL salary cap might not be going up next season, and future NHL player Connor McDavid was injured. In a weird story the NHL picked an ownership group for a team that does not exist in Las Vegas. That is a strange story indeed anyways,

Onto the rankings:

30. Buffalo Sabres 4-13-2: The Sabres snapped their five game losing streak this past week. Hall of Fame announcer Rick Jeanneret came back to the booth after being declared Cancer free.

29. Columbus Blue Jackets 6-10-1: The Blue Jackets made a trade to shore up their defense. With Fedor Tyutin scheduled to miss 4 to 6 weeks with a knee sprain the Blue Jackets acquired Jordan Leopold from the St. Louis Blues. The Jackets sent the Blues a 5th round pick in next year’s NHL draft.

28. Carolina Hurricanes 5-8-3: The Canes are bad this season and will be bad this season. On a positive note Jiri Tlusty has points in his last six games. The Canes will face the Sharks on Sunday. Cam Ward is 3-0-1 against the Sharks with 3.50 goals against average in four starts.

27. Edmonton Oilers 6-9-2: The Oilers have been streaky this year, losing a bunch in a row, winning a bunch in a row, and then losing a bunch. The Oilers have lost two in a row on their five game home-stand. The Oilers have allowed 20 first period goals this season. That is the most first period goals in the Western Conference. Goalie Ben Scrivens is 0-3-1 in his last four starts with a 3.16 goals against average.

26. Arizona Coyotes 7-9-1: The Coyotes ended their five game losing streak with a win over Vancouver last week. On a negative note, the Coyotes are tied with the Edmonton Oilers for most goals allowed in the first period at 20. Backup Devan Dubnyk is 3-0-1 with a 2.54 goals against average this season.