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NHL Power Rankings: Chicago Blackhawks Still Trail Canadiens

By Aaron Goldschmidt
Nov 12, 2016; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames left wing Micheal Ferland (79) celebrates his goal with teammates against the New York Rangers during the third period at Scotiabank Saddledome. New York Rangers won 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 12, 2016; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames left wing Micheal Ferland (79) celebrates his goal with teammates against the New York Rangers during the third period at Scotiabank Saddledome. New York Rangers won 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports /
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Nov 3, 2016; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Sabres goalie Robin Lehner (40) drinks water during the first period against the Toronto Maple Leafs at KeyBank Center. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 3, 2016; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Sabres goalie Robin Lehner (40) drinks water during the first period against the Toronto Maple Leafs at KeyBank Center. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports /

12. Much like how Edmonton struggled last year with the loss of Connor McDavid, the Buffalo Sabres have struggled to find identity without young star Jack Eichel. Eichel was injured before the season with an ankle and is still weeks away from returning. The Sabres still have talent on this team but lack the chemistry to put together consistent wins.. 5-6-4. Previous: 22nd. Buffalo Sabres. 26. team

 

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