The Predators, Blackhawks, Ducks, Lightning, Rangers and Islanders have all been banking wins of late to reach the top-tier of our NHL Power Rankings.
1. Predators: First in fewest goals allowed; Fifth in goals per game. How will they respond without Pekka Rinne out of the lineup?
2. Blackhawks: Patrick Kane leads the team in goals & assists.
3. Ducks: The Ducks continue to have success in one-goal games.
4. Lightning: A team on the rise, and a winner of 7 of 8 games.
5. Rangers: An impressive sweep on the West Coast for the red-hot Rangers.
6. Islanders: This team is playing as it expects to win, night-in, and night-out.
7. Penguins: David Perron is a perfect fit for the Penguins moving forward.
8. Blues: First in power-plays and second in goals.
9. Capitals: The red-hot Capitals are chasing the Division leaders.
10. Canadiens: Max Pacioretty leads the way for Montreal.
11. Red Wings
22. Maple Leafs
23. Blue Jackets