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NHL Power Rankings: Canadiens Smashing Records

By Sean Fitzgerald
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This past week in the NHL, the Montreal Canadiens broke the record for most consecutive regulation wins to start a season, the Columbus Blue Jackets brought in John Tortorella as head coach, the Boston Bruins unveiled their Winter Classic jerseys and Jaromir Jagr continued to score for the Florida Panthers. What does it mean for our latest version of the NHL power rankings? Let’s take a look.

. Previous: 30th. Columbus Blue Jackets. 30. team. 113. The Blue Jackets fired <strong><a href=

105. The Ducks were 1-5-1 heading into Sunday. How have they not fired Bruce Boudreau? This team was supposed to challenge for the Stanley Cup this year.. . Previous: 28th. Anaheim Ducks. 29. team

How bad is it in Colorado? The Avalanche gave Columbus its first win and an Uber driver gave advice to help <strong><a href=. . Previous: 21th. Colorado Avalanche. 28. team. 103

Toronto Maple Leafs. 27. team. 116. Toronto has the second-highest shots-per-game average in the NHL at 33.9 through Saturday’s play. This hasn’t helped them with goals and wins, though. They are 23rd in the NHL goals and have only four points this season.. . Previous: 25th

team. 109. <strong><a href=. . Previous: 27th. Carolina Hurricanes. 26

<strong><a href=. . Previous: 25th. Buffalo Sabres. 25. team. 12

team. 92. The Penguins collected an October win in Nashville for the second year in a row but are still just 4-4-0 and sixth in the Metropolitan Division. Why did they hire <strong><a href=. . Previous: 19th. Pittsburgh Penguins. 24

112. The Calgary Flames are now thinking of blowing it all up. Rumors have been surfacing that the Flames have been exploring trade talks for <strong><a href=. . Previous: 24th. Calgary Flames. 23. team

Edmonton Oilers. 22. team. 148. Edmonton might be fun to watch on offense with <strong><a href=. . Previous: 23rd

Boston Bruins. 21. team. 70. The most-exciting thing that happened to the Bruins this week occurred when they unveiled their Winter Classic jerseys.. . Previous: 21th

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