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NHL Power Rankings A Rangers-Canadiens Battle

By Colin Likas
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A fair deal has happened since our latest NHL power rankings, and we’re back again this week to see how teams are faring. The Pacific and Atlantic Divisions continue to churn out a lot of unimpressive teams, while the Central is still far and away the top dog. Every team is in double-digit points, which is certainly a good thing. And while things are still a little crowded overall, a few teams are breaking away early. Let’s get into it.

(Note: Monday’s results are included in these rankings)

November 14, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Edmonton Oilers left wing

Taylor Hall

(4) plays for the puck against Los Angeles Kings defenseman

Jake Muzzin

(6) in the first period at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

(6-12-0). Previous: 28th. Edmonton Oilers. 30. team. 148. Our old basement-dwelling friends return. The Oilers get the last-place nod over our next entry because they’re on a two-game skid. The Blackhawks come to town Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the Jackets are on a two-game win streak. But they’re still tied for the fewest points in the league, and John Tortorella is making players do push-ups on the ice.. (6-12-0). Previous: 30th. Columbus Blue Jackets. 29. team. 113

Calgary Flames. 28. team. 112. Safe to say last season’s playoff appearance was a fluke. The goaltending has been atrocious so far and is a big reason for the Flames’ struggles.. (6-12-1). Previous: 26th

116. Consistently making it to the overtime period keeps the Leafs out of the basement. Maybe they’ll start winning in 3-on-3 sometime soon.. (5-9-4). Previous: 29th. Toronto Maple Leafs. 27. team

109. Pretty much have the same record as Edmonton and Columbus, but another case of making it to the overtime period paying off. Only a game under .500 on the road, though.. (6-10-2). Previous: 24th. Carolina Hurricanes. 26. team

Previous: 23rd. Anaheim Ducks. 25. team. 105. Tied for the fewest goals in the league with Philadelphia at 33, but the Ducks have played one more game than the Flyers. Offensive struggles can’t last forever, right?. (6-8-4)

(6-8-3). Previous: 20th. Philadelphia Flyers. 24. team. 68. Goaltending is still iffy. Defense is still awful. But they’re 1-0 in the shootout this season. Small victories.

(7-9-1). Previous: 27th. Colorado Avalanche. 23. team. 103. Have been entire serviceable since starting goaltender <strong><a href=

22. team. 12. How they’re not only surviving but somewhat thriving with a <strong><a href=. (8-8-1). Previous: 25th. Buffalo Sabres

70. Hahahahahaha you guys traded <strong><a href=. (8-7-1). Previous: 19th. Boston Bruins. 21. team

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