NHL Power Rankings: Bruins proving they're no fluke


The Bruins have earned at least a point in 14 of their last 15 games, and are now one point behind Montreal for the Atlantic Division lead with two games in hand.

Meanwhile in the West, the Blackhawks and Blues have each strung together three consecutive wins, battling for the No. 2 spot in the Central Division.

Check in with CSNChicago.com for updated rankings every Monday throughout the 2015-16 campaign. Here's where we're at so far: Preseason rankings | Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10

Rank Team
Last Week Record/Comment
1 1

24-6-2, 50 points: The Capitals overcame a multi-goal deficit in consecutive games against the Lightning and Rangers to win their fifth straight contest.

2   2

24-7-2, 50 points: The Stars have played five Central Division opponents through their first 33 games of the season. Their next four games on the schedule: at Minnesota, vs. Chicago, at St. Louis, vs. St. Louis.

3 8

19-9-4, 42 points: The Bruins have picked up at least a point in 14 of their last 15 games, owning a plus-19 goal differential during that stretch.


20-10-2, 42 points: The Kings are 1-2-1 in their past four games following a six-game winning streak, perhaps gearing up for their next five games, all against division opponents.


20-11-4, 44 points: The Blackhawks have won seven of their last nine games, led by Corey Crawford, who leads the NHL with five shutouts, three of which have come in the last six games.

6   10

20-10-4, 44 points: The Blues rolled off three straight wins last week, two against division opponents and the third snapping Calgary's seven-game win streak.

7   4

18-11-5, 41 points: After a 10-game point streak, the Islanders have lost their last three games to Florida, Colorado and Arizona by a combined six goals.

8   5

20-11-3, 43 points: The Canadiens are 3-7-1 since Carey Price went down with an injury, and have allowed at least three goals in eight of those 11 games. To make things more difficult, their next seven games are on the road.

9   6

17-9-7, 41 points: Entering December, the Red Wings sat 11 points behind Montreal for the Atlantic Division lead. As of Monday, they're two points behind with a game in hand.

10   11

17-8-6, 40 points: The Wild have earned at least a point in nine of their last 10 games. A tough slate of games ahead: vs. Dallas, vs. Montreal, vs. Pittsburgh, vs. Detroit, at St. Louis.

11   17

18-12-4, 40 points: The Panthers have outscored their opponents by 11 during their four-game winning streak.

12   13

17-12-5, 39 points: Erik Karlsson has 37 points in 34 games so far this season, on pace to shatter last year's total of 66 points, which led all defensemen.

13   15

17-14-3, 37 points: Steven Stamkos snapped a 10-game goal drought by scoring three goals in his past two games.


19-12-4, 42 points: The Rangers have allowed at least five goals in their last three games (17 combined goals). They allowed just five or more goals only three times in their first 32 games.


16-11-6, 38 points: The Predators are 4-4-2 in their last 10 games, and have slipped to the fifth spot in the Central Division.

16   19

14-12-7, 35 points: Jakub Voracek has two goals and four assists during his four-game point streak after being held pointless in his previous three games.

17   16

16-13-5, 37 points: The Devils have scored just one goal in each of their last three games, where they've gone 0-2-1.

18   20

16-15-2, 34 points: The Sharks improved their road record to 12-6-2 after going 2-1-1 in their first four games of a five-game road trip.


17-16-1, 35 points: The Avalanche have allowed only five goals during their five-game winning streak, which includes wins over division opponents Nashville, St. Louis and Chicago.


15-15-2, 32 points: The Jets are 3-10-0 against divisional opponents, which isn't helping a team that has slipped to the basement of the Central.


15-14-3, 33 points: The Penguins are winless (0-4-0) in four games under new coach Mike Sullivan, and will now be without Sidney Crosby, who's day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

22   22 13-15-5, 31 points: The Hurricanes are 5-2-1 in their last eight games, yet haven't gained much ground in the Metropolitan Division.
23   21 12-14-9, 33 points: After a road contest against Tampa Bay on Tuesday, the Canucks will play their next seven games at home, where they are 4-6-3.
24   24

14-18-2, 30 points: The Oilers have dropped their last three contests by a combined 10 goals after winning six straight contests.

25   23

12-14-5, 29 points: The Ducks were shut out for the seventh time this season following Thursday's 3-0 loss to Buffalo.

26   27

15-15-2, 32 points: The Coyotes are 2-1-1 since it was announced that Mike Smith will miss the next 8-10 weeks with a core muscle injury.

27   25

15-16-2, 32 points: A seven-game winning streak wasn't enough to remove the Flames from the Western Conference basement. Good news is, their next five games are at home, where they are 10-5-0 this season compared to 5-11-2 on the road.

28   28

14-16-4, 32 points: A demoralizing 3-2 shootout loss to the Blackhawks after leading in the final minute of regulation is how the Sabres are entering a six-day holiday break.

29   29

11-13-7, 29 points: Jonathan Bernier shut out his former team Los Angeles to earn his first win since April 5th.

30   30

13-19-3, 29 points: A highlight during a down season: 21-year-old rookie goaltender Joonas Korpisalo registered his first career win in a 3-2 shootout victory against Philadelphia on Saturday.

*Advanced stats courtesy of war-on-ice.com

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