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The NHL Power Rankings- Week #6

By Sean Fitzgerald
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9. Calgary Flames 11-6-2: my apologies to Flames fans, I am finally starting to believe in the Flames. The Flames are getting production for their younger players. The Rookie Josh Jooris

Nov 6, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Calgary Flames center

Josh Jooris

(86) skates with the puck as Tampa Bay Lightning right wing

Ryan Callahan

(24) defends during the third period at Amalie Arena. Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Calgary Flames 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

had a goal and assist this past week. Jooris joins the young core of John Gaudreau and Sean Monahan. The veterans are also playing well for the Flames. Mark Giardino leads all NHL defensemen in scoring this season. The NHL needs to watch out for the Flames.

8. Boston Bruins 11-8-0: The Bruins are 7-3 in their last ten games. Before knocking off the Canes on Saturday night, the Bruins had been embarrassed twice last week. In case you missed it, David Krejci is now hurt for the Bruins. He has missed the last four games with an undisclosed injury.

7. Vancouver Canucks 12-6-0: The Canucks are 7-3 in their last ten games. Their loss was not a good one as the Coyotes thumped them 5-0. Ryan Miller allowed four goals on 13 shots and could be returning to his “St. Louis” form.

6. Nashville Predators 9-3-2: The Nashville Predators are this year’s surprise NHL team. Nashville has won four of their last five games. Craig Smith is having a another solid season for the Preds. New addition James Neal continues to pay dividends for the Preds and young player Filip Forsberg continues to play well this season.