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The NHL Power Rankings- Week #6

By Sean Fitzgerald
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Nov 14, 2014; Sunrise, FL, USA; Florida Panthers right wing

Jimmy Hayes

(12) celebrates his goal with center

Vincent Trocheck

(21) as New York Islanders right wing

Kyle Okposo

(21) skates by in the first period at BB&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

25. Florida Panthers 5-4-5: The Panthers Jimmy Hayes established a career high by scoring in his third game Saturday. If he registers a point in the Panthers Sunday game against the Ducks, he will have made the score sheet five games in a row. The Panthers begin a four game West Coast swing.

24. Dallas Stars 6-7-4: The Stars are in trouble. They currently sit at bottom of the Central Division. To make matters worse Valeri Nichushkin is to undergo hip surgery. He could miss four to six months. Things are not looking good in Big D.

23. Philadelphia Flyers 7-7-2: The Flyers are like the Katy Perry song hot & Cold. Last week they won 3 in a row, this week they drop two in a row. Shayne Gostusbehere’s surgery on his ACL went well this week. He should return in three to four months.

22. Washington Capitals 7-7-3: The Caps ran into the streaking Blues to end last week. On the season Niklas Backstrom has 4 goals and 12 assists. Stud Prospect Andre Burakovsky has 3 goals and 9 assists on the young season.

21. Colorado Avalanche 6-8-5: Despite winning their last two games in a row sit the Avalanche sit 6th in the central division. The problem for the Avs this season is their goal tending. They currently rank 29th out 30th teams in goals allowed this season.

20. New York Rangers 7-6-4: The Rangers thought they had a shootout victory over the Pens the game Saturday night. Dan Boyle’s “game winner” was disallowed because of a double touch. After returning to the ice, The Penguins Brandon Sutter beat Henrik Lundqvist in the sudden death round.  Marc-Andre Fleury stopped Rick Nash for the win. It has been that kind of season for the Rangers.

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