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NHL Power Rankings: Rangers Take Control

By Sean Fitzgerald
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With the NHL kicking off last week, there is not much of a change to the rankings. Is everyone excited hockey is back? The NHL elite looked like elite, while the dregs looked mostly awful. There was a GM tirade and some crushing injuries.

So let’s take a look at our Week 2 NHL power rankings. Note: These rankings do not consider early-Monday games.

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Oct 10, 2015; Washington, DC, USA; New Jersey Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid (1) makes a save on Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie (77) in the second period at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

30. team. 85. The Devils are 0-2-0 this season. It can’t get any worse, can it?. . Previous: 28th. New Jersey Devils

The Hurricanes blew a third-period lead against the Red Wings. They also got bad news on defenseman James Wisiniewski, who will need ACL surgery and faces a six-month recovery time. He was injured in the team’s season debut, 47 seconds into the game.. . Previous: 29th. Carolina Hurricanes . 29. team. 109

Previous: 19th. Boston Bruins . 28. team. 70. <strong><a href=.

27. team. 12. The Sabres are making headline for their new goal horn song. It is the hip-hop classic, “Let me Clear My Throat.” On the ice, the Sabres are 0-2-0 and goaltender <strong><a href=. . Previous: 25th. Buffalo Sabres

26. team. 148. <strong><a href=. . Previous: 27th. Edmonton Oilers

67. The Kings settled with troubled former player <strong><a href=. . Previous: 7th. Los Angeles Kings. 25. team

68. The Flyers were the first team in the NHL to lose in the 3-0n-3 overtime period. <strong><a href=. . Previous: 26th. Philadelphia Flyers. 22. team

team. 92. <strong><a href=. . Previous: 11th. Pittsburgh Penguins. 21

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