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The NHL Power Rankings Week 7

By Sean Fitzgerald
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Nov 22, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; The Montreal Canadiens celebrate with goaltender

Carey Price

(31) after their victory over the Boston Bruins at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

5. Nashville Predators 13-5-2: The Predators dropped a touchdown on the Leafs last week and they are getting great play from their youngster Filip Forsberg. Forsberg has 9 goals and 13 assists on the season. Forsberg also is an NHL leading plus 20 on the season. The Predators continue to lead the central division.

4. Tampa Bay Lightning 14-6-2: Alex Killorn has been on a roll since his returning from injury. Head Coach Jon Cooper stated that he has been their best forward since coming back injury. Before their win Saturday night over the Wild, the Lightning had dropped two in a row.

3. Pittsburgh Penguins 13-4-2: The Penguins suffered a big loss this week. They lost Pascal Dupuis due to Blood Clots in his lungs. Dupuis was an outstanding member of the penalty kill. He will be out for at least the next six months.

2. Anaheim Ducks 12-4-5: The Ducks made a trade this week. They swapped Bryan Allen for Rene Bourque. Both players were in need of a change of scenery. Rene Bourque has scored 8 goals in 17 playoff games with Montreal last year. The Ducks feel that Bourque still has NHL scoring ability.

1. Montreal Canadiens 16-5-1: The Canadiens keep on winning. They are 8-2 in their last ten games and have won two in a row. Carey Price shut out the Boston Bruins last week and P.K. Subban leads all NHL all star vote getters thus far this season. RESPECT for the CANADIENS!

Habs sit atop this week’s power rankings, who is your number 1 team?

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