Analysis

NHL Power Rankings: Same Two Teams On Top

By Gail Kauchak
Dec 12, 2016; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) makes a save against Boston Bruins as defenseman Shea Weber (6) defends and right wing David Backes (42) during the second period at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 12, 2016; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) makes a save against Boston Bruins as defenseman Shea Weber (6) defends and right wing David Backes (42) during the second period at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports /
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Dec 11, 2016; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Capitals right wing Justin Williams (14) scores a goal past Vancouver Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom (25) during the third period at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 11, 2016; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Capitals right wing Justin Williams (14) scores a goal past Vancouver Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom (25) during the third period at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 28:  Vancouver Canucks

Previous:  27th

Season Record:  12-15-2

Hey, the Canucks came out of their shell for a day and beat the Tampa Bay Lightning by a score of 5-1 on Thursday!  But then they lost to the Florida Panthers on Saturday, and were shut out by the Washington Capitals on Sunday.  They only have one more away game of a five-game road trip before they head home.  But they don’t fare much better on home ice either.

The Canucks are in the middle of re-building, and the Sedin twins just can’t produce like they used to.  This formula leads to a team at the bottom of the league.

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