Editorials

NHL Power Rankings: Chicago Blackhawks Stay In Top 5

By Gregory Bradshaw
Dec 29, 2016; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Columbus Blue Jackets center Alexander Wennberg (10)celebrates his goal with teammates after he scores against the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 29, 2016; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Columbus Blue Jackets center Alexander Wennberg (10)celebrates his goal with teammates after he scores against the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports /
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Dec 31, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) looks on against the Carolina Hurricanes during the second period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 31, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) looks on against the Carolina Hurricanes during the second period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 17: Tampa Bay Lightning

Previous: 18th

Record: 19-16-4

The injury bug has plagued the Lightning this season as big names such as Steven Stamkos and Ben Bishop remain out with injuries. Young Russian forward Nikita Kucherov continues to shine throughout the darker days in Tampa with 38 points (15 goals, 23 assists).

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