NHL Power Rankings: Can’t Stop The Washington Capitals

By Sean Fitzgerald
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In this week’s NHL power rankings, the Pacific Division still stinks, the Pittsburgh Penguins finally get a win for Sully and the Anaheim Ducks remain in the cellar. Let’s see what it all means for the latest ranks.

Dec 21, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Rene Bourque (18) and defenseman Dalton Prout (47) skate up ice with the puck against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the third period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Penguins won 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

105. Are the Ducks running out of time? They are last place in the weak Pacific Division, so the answer is no. But it is starting to get late in the season. . 12-15-5. Previous: 29th. Anaheim Ducks. 30. team

29. team. 116. Ken Hitchcock and <strong><a href=. 12-13-7. Previous: 27th. Toronto Maple Leafs

113. <strong><a href=. 13-20-3. Previous: 28th. Columbus Blue Jackets. 28. team

Previous: 22nd. Edmonton Oilers. 27. team. 148. Edmonton was riding high heading into this past week. Then reality set in as the Oilers lost three in a row before beating Winnipeg on Monday. In their three losses, the Oilers were outscored 13-3.. 15-18-2

The Sabres have played tough recently, earning a point in a shootout loss to Chicago. Could they be figuring it out?. 14-16-4. Previous: 26th. Buffalo Sabres. 26. team. 12

Previous: 25th. Carolina Hurricanes. 25. team. 109. <strong><a href=. 13-16-5

92.  <strong><a href=. . Previous: 15th. Pittsburgh Penguins. 24. team

15-16-2. Previous: 20th. Winnipeg Jets. 23. team. 107. The Jets are now last in the Central. To combat their woes, they have moved <strong><a href=

15-15-2. Previous: 21st. Arizona Coyotes. 22. team. 121. Arizona is 3-6-1 in its last 10 games. Sad thing is they’re just one point out of playoff spot in their division. The NHL’s leading All-Star vote earner <strong><a href=

112. The Flames are 7-3-0 in their last 10 games but have lost their last two in a row. Have they turned the corner?  . 15-16-2. Previous: 23rd. Calgary Flames. 21. team

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