Tyler Altemose

 

As you may have noticed, I've been on a bit of a hiatus. Well, I'm back now. Special thanks to my cohort DeNicola for keepin' this thing going. This first of three Power Rankings posts is for the week of 11-17 November. As the title suggests, not much changed in the way of leadership. How did your team fare?

 

Washington Capitals

Current Rank: 1 | Previous Rank: 1 | +/-0

THe only team just as (if not more) competitive than the Flyers at this poing is the Washington Capitals. Speaking of, they've got a surprisingly spectacular rookie goalie of their own.

 

Philadelphia Flyers

Current Rank: 2 | Previous Rank: 2 | +/-0

The Flyers keep on ridin' the Bobrovsky train to victory.

 

 

Vancouver Canucks

Current Rank: 3 | Previous Rank: 3 | +/-0

The Canucks have just two regulation losses in nearly a month.

 

 

Detroit Red Wings

Current Rank: 4 | Previous Rank: 9 | +5

Perfection for the Wings this week. Perfection for Jimmy Howard, too. He's 9-1-0 in his last ten starts.

 

Montreal Canadiens

Current Rank: 5 | Previous Rank: 12 | +7

Count it! Carey Price and the Canadiens are currently on a four-game winning streak.

 

Columbus Blue Jackets

Current Rank: 6 | Previous Rank: 8 | +2

This Jackets team is performing much better than most people thought they would. Aside from a few regulation losses peppered here and there they've remained rather consistent.

 

Los Angeles Kings

Current Rank: 7 | Previous Rank: 5 | -2

The Kings had nice form early on but failed to stick the landing.

 

 

Anaheim Ducks

Current Rank: 8 | Previous Rank: 7 | -1

The Ducks have been on a scoring drought lately, with an average 1.75 G/G during this four-game losing stretch they're on.

 

Ottawa Senators

Current Rank: 9 | Previous Rank: 6 | -3

The Sens were simply pummled this week. In their three losses they were outscored 18-4. A 2-0 win over Boston isn't going to to much to save face.

 

St. Louis Blues

Current Rank: 10 | Previous Rank: 4 | -6

Things are falling apart in St. Louis. Four straight losses this week makes for five in a row now.

 

 

San Jose Sharks

Current Rank: 11 | Previous Rank: 15 | +4

The Sharks went perfect at home this week. You'll have to go back to 19 October to find out when their last regulation home loss was.

 

Minnesota Wild

Current Rank: 12 | Previous Rank: 10 | -2

Impressive special teams numbers and impressive performances have been the norm lately for this Minnesota Wild team.

 

Boston Bruins

Current Rank: 13 | Previous Rank: 11 | -2

Hey, Bruins? Yeah, if you're only going to win two of four games in a given week you'll want to focus on winning those Northeast division games. It'll pay off in the end.

 

Colorado Avalanche

Current Rank: 14 | Previous Rank: 18 | +4

This young team is sure making a name for themselves. The consistency is pretty incredible.

 

Pittsburgh Penguins

Current Rank: 15 | Previous Rank: 21 | +6

The Penguins are beginning to show some consistency for the first time in several weeks.

 

Carolina Hurricanes

Current Rank: 16 | Previous Rank: 13 | -3

The 'Canes were whooped by the Flyers and Habs before they decided to open up a can of their own on the Senators.

 

Dallas Stars

Current Rank: 17 | Previous Rank: 14 | -3

Pretty poor showing for the Stars this week.

 

 

Florida Panthers

Current Rank: 18 | Previous Rank: 16 + -2

The Panthers' only loss this week came against the Flyers. Can't really blame 'em. The Flyers are beating everyone these days.

 

Chicago Blackhawks

Current Rank: 19 | Previous Rank: 20 | +1

A shutout loss against the Predators was the only thing keeping the 'Hawks from a perfect week.

 

Phoenix Coyotes

Current Rank: 20 | Previous Rank: 25 | +5

The 'Yotes seemed to have turned a corner, winning four in a row and rounding out a perfect week.

 

New York Rangers

Current Rank: 21 | Previous Rank: 22 | +1

Solid showing this week from the boys in blue.

 

 

Tampa Bay Lightning

Current Rank: 22 | Previous Rank: 17 | -5

November has not been kind to the Lightning.

 

 

Buffalo Sabres

Current Rank: 23 | Previous Rank: 23 | +/-0

Hey, look at that! Ryan Miller with two straight wins!

 

 

Calgary Flames

Current Rank: 24 | Previous Rank: 19 | -5

I'm sure the Flames are hoping things get better. They just aren't.

 

 

Nashville Predators

Current Rank: 25 | Previous Rank: 29 | +4

Pekka Rinne carried the Preds through two shootout wins but fell just short against the Leafs.

 

New Jersey Devils

Current Rank: 26 | Previous Rank: 28 | +2

You'd like to imagine that a franchise this successful will turn things around. So far, nothing.

 

Atlanta Thrashers

Current Rank: 27 | Previous Rank: 24 | -3

Even with half of the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks roster on their side, the Atlanta Thrashers still can't seem to get it done.

 

Toronto Maple Leafs

Current Rank: 28 | Previous Rank: 30 | +2

Short week for the Leafs, but big news: their eight-game losing streak has come to an end!

 

Edmonton Oilers

Current Rank: 29 | Previous Rank: 26 | -3

You know things are bad when the silver lining is at least making it to overtime once before losing, as was the case for the Oilers this week.

 

New York Islanders

Current Rank: 30 | Previous Rank: 27 | -3

This week brings you losses nine, ten, and eleven.