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; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman (6) celebrates his first period goal with right wing Kris Versteeg (10) against the Arizona Coyotes at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 31, 2016; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman (6) celebrates his first period goal with right wing Kris Versteeg (10) against the Arizona Coyotes at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 12: Calgary Flames

Previous: 12th

Record: 20-17-2

After a terrible 3-9-1 start for the Flame’s newly-acquired goalie, Brian Elliott, the 31-year-old is beginning to settle in. Collecting 4 wins in his last 4 starts, the Flames netminder is looking to bail out the Flames’ poor defense. Offensively, the team is still playing at high level.

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