NHL Power Rankings: Los Angeles Kings Reign Supreme

By Sean Fitzgerald
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Dec 5, 2015; San Jose, CA, USA; San Jose Sharks right wing Joel Ward (42) skates with the puck around Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) during the third period at SAP Center at San Jose. The Lightning won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Previous: 6th. San Jose Sharks. 20. team. 120.  The Sharks can score in bunches but then give up goals in bunches. That is three losses in a row for the Sharks. <strong><a href=.

Winnipeg Jets. 19. team. 107. <strong><a href=. . Previous: 15th

23.  Is their two-game winning streak enough to hold off on the nuclear option? <strong><a href=. . Previous: 17th. Tampa Lighting. 18. team

Pittsburgh Penguins. 17. team. 92.   Things are starting to unravel in Pittsburgh. General Manager <strong><a href=. . Previous: 17th

16. team. 97. The Panthers five-game winning streak was snapped by the Devils this week. Could Florida be a landing spot for Byfuglien? Remember Dale Tallon is the GM and loves his former Blackhawks.  . . Previous: 20th. Florida Panthers

. Previous: 14th. Nashville Predators. 15. team. 151. Nashville has fallen on hard times. The Preds are 1-2-0 in their last three games. Perhaps trading for Eberle solves all their problems?

  The Devils are starting off December right. If <strong><a href=. . Previous: 18th. New Jersey Devils. 14. team. 85

. Previous: 22th. Philadelphia Flyers. 13. team. 68. The Flyers are playing good hockey as of late. Did they run the steps like Michael B. Jordan in “Creed”? 

Boston Bruins. 12. team. 70.   The Bruins are 6-1-2 in their last nine games. Prust and Marchand have taken their feud to the media.  . . Previous: 10th

94. The Blackhawks have been busy this week. They waived <strong><a href=. . Previous: 7th. Chicago Blackhawks. 11. team

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