NHL Power Rankings: Capitals Are On Fire

By Sean Fitzgerald
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Dec 28, 2015; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel (15) skates with the puck as Washington Capitals center Jay Beagle (83) chases during the second period at First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Coyotes. 20. team. 121. The Yotes are riding <strong><a href=. (17-15-3). Previous: 22nd

Philadelphia Flyers. 19. team. 68. The Flyers are finally getting scoring from Jakub Voracek. Since he has been moved the left wing on the second line, he has three goals and eight points in his last five games. . (15-13-7). Previous: 17th

(15-17-4). Previous: 26th. Buffalo Sabres. 18. team. 12. The Sabres are starting to get improved play from <strong><a href=

(18-17-2). Previous: 16th. Colorado Avalanche. 16. team. 103. The Avalanche appeared to have righted the ship, but they dropped two in a row before winning Monday. They had lost to the Leafs 7-4 and the Yotes 2-1.

104. <strong><a href=. (14-15-9). Previous: 20th. Vancouver Canucks. 15. team

The Flames are heating up, led by stellar play from <strong><a href=. (17-16-2). Previous: 21st. Calgary Flames. 14. team. 112

Previous: 13th. Nashville Predators. 13. team. 151. The Predators got Mike Fisher back after he was out 11 games. The 35-year-old has five goals and two assists in 23 games. Could they be looking for a trade partner to get a center?. (18-12-6)

(19-12-4). Previous: 3rd. Boston Bruins. 12. team. 70. The Bruins have dropped three in a row and now will have to be without <strong><a href=

98. The Wild are getting banged up at the wrong time. <strong><a href=. (19-10-6). Previous: 8th. Minnesota Wild. 11. team

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