NHL Power Rankings Week 13

NHL Power Rankings Week 13

Okay. We’ve finally reached a point in the season where we kind of know what everyone has. There are some really good teams at the top and some really good teams middle of the pack with their work cut out for them. As always enjoy last weeks plays of the week and feel free to send your comments, thoughts, and/or rankings to contact@quartermastersports.com. Subject: NHL Power Rankings Week 13.

NHL Top 5

1. Tampa Bay Lightning (26-7-2) [LW: 1]

  • Last Week
    • vs Ottawa – W 4-3 (SO)
    • vs Minnesota – W 3-0
  • This Week
    • vs Montreal (Thu)
    • vs Philadelphia (Fri)
    • @ Columbus (Sun)
    • @ Toronto (Tue)
  • Rongy’s Star
    • C – Tyler Johnson: 1 Goal, 1 Assist, +2 +/-
  • Quote
    • “I rely heavily on our scouting staff on all the decisions we make. We were looking for an offensive defenseman, a puck-moving defenseman. Those players are hard to find.” – Lightning GM Steve Yzerman on his success as GM 

2. Vegas Golden Knights (24-9-2) [LW: WC 3]

  • Last Week 
    • vs Washington – W 3-0
    • @ Anaheim – W 4-1
  • This Week
    • @ Los Angeles (Thur)
    • vs Toronto (Sun)
    • vs Nashville (Tue)
  • Rongy’s Star
    • C – William Karlsson: 2 Goals, +2 +/-
  • Quote
    • “I think the coolest part, without a doubt, has been the way the city has taken to the team. Our open practices are packed. People are wearing Golden Knights T-shirts on the Strip and recognizing us at restaurants — which still blows my mind. And we really do have some of the best fans in hockey right now, for real.” – Knights LW David Perron in the Players Tribune

3. Los Angeles Kings (22-11-4) [LW: 4]

  • Last Week
    • vs Colorado – W 2-1 (OT)
    • @ San Jose – L 0-2
  • This Week
    • vs Vegas (Thu)
    • @ Vancouver (Sat)
    • @ Edmonton (Tue)
  • Rongy’s Star
    • G – Jonathan Quick: 60/63 SA (95%)
  • Video
    • Dustin Brown’s OT winner in his 1,000 game

4. Nashville Predators (22-9-5) [LW: 2]

  • Last Week
    • vs Carolina – L 1-4
    • @ Dallas – L 3-4 (SO)
    • @ St. Louis – W 2-1
  • This Week
    • @ Minnesota (Fri)
    • vs Minnesota (Sat)
    • @ Vegas (Tue)
  • Rongy’s Star
    • C – Calle Jarnkrok: 2 Goals, +2 +/-
  • Quote
    • “I’m frustrated, and not because I don’t think that we can score goals. I just think that we’re better than that.” – Preds HC Mike Yeo after losing to the Blues

5. New Jersey Devils (22-9-5) [LW: EC #4]

  • Last Week
    • vs NY Rangers – W 4-3 (SO)
    • v Chicago – W 4-1
    • vs Detroit – W 3-1
  • This Week
    • vs Buffalo (Fri)
    • @ Washington (Sat)
    • @ St. Louis (Tue)
  • Rongy’s Star
    • LW – Taylor Hall: 1 Goal, 3 Assists
  • Tweet

NHL Bottom 5

27. Vancouver Canucks (15-17-5) [LW: NR]

  • The Canucks check in at 27 but more importantly let’s recognize the Florida Panthers for fighting their way out of the Bottom 5. Well done.

28. Detroit Red Wings (13-16-7) [LW: 27]

  •  Detroit lost both their games this week and the struggle continues in Motor City. They’ll be happy to get back home this week after losing three of four on the road.

29. Ottawa Senators (11-16-8) [LW: 29]

  • Ottawa is feeling the road blues right now. They’ve played ten out of their last thirteen away from the Canadian Tire Centre. Over that span, they are 1-7-2 on the road and 2-1 at home.

30. Arizona Coyotes (9-25-5) [LW: 30]

  • This week the Coyotes stole one at home against Washington in overtime. Then they played a home-and-home with the Avalanche. Each team won on the road.

31. Buffalo Sabres (9-20-8) [LW: 31]

  • Things are going to get worse in Buffalo before they get better.

 


NHL Power Rankings

Week 13 By Conference

Eastern Conference
    W-L-OTL Pts LW
1 Tampa Bay

Lightning

26-7-2 54
2 New Jersey

Devils

22-9-5 49 +2
3 Columbus

Blue Jackets

22-13-3 47
4 Washington

Capitals

22-13-3 47 -2
5 Toronto

Maple Leafs

22-14-1 45
6 Boston

Bruins

20-10-5 45 +2
7 New York

Islanders

20-13-4 44 +2
8 Pittsburgh

Penguins

19-16-3 41 -1
9 New York

Rangers

20-13-4 44 -3
10 Carolina

Hurricanes

17-12-7 41 +1
11 Montreal

Canadiens

16-17-4 36 -1
12 Florida

Panthers

15-16-5 35 +2
13 Philadelphia

Flyers

15-13-8 38 -1
14 Detroit

Red Wings

13-16-7 33 -1
15 Ottawa

Senators

11-16-8 30
16 Buffalo

Sabres

9-20-8 26

 

Western Conference
    W-L-OTL Pts LW
1 Vegas

Golden Knights

24-9-2 50 +1
2 Los Angeles

Kings

22-11-4 48 +1
3 Nashville

Predators

22-9-5 49 -2
4 St. Louis

Blues

23-14-2 48
5 Winnipeg

Jets

21-11-6 48
6 San Jose

Sharks

19-11-4 42
7 Dallas

Stars

20-15-3 43 +1
8 Chicago

Blackhawks

17-13-5 40 -1
9 Minnesota

Wild

19-15-3 42 +1
10 Calgary

Flames

18-15-3 39 -1
11 Anaheim

Ducks

16-14-8 40
12 Edmonton

Oilers

17-18-2 36 +1
13 Colorado

Avalanche

17-16-3 37 -1
14 Vancouver

Canucks

15-17-5 35
15 Arizona

Coyotes

9-25-5 23

 


NHL Power Rankings Week 12

Last Night in the NHL (12/27)

Last Night in the NHL (12/27)

Last Night in the NHL (12/27) 22 teams hit the ice. Check out the scoreboard here.

1 –  Montreal Canadiens (16-17-4)

3 – Carolina Hurricanes (17-12-7)

Sebastian Aho’s two goals in the third period were the difference. The Canes have now won three in a row and are 6-1 over their past seven. Cam Ward won his fifth straight between the pipes for Carolina. He put away 23 of the 24 shots he faced.

1st Period

  • Carolina (1-0)
    • Teuvo Teravainen (9)
      • Justin Faulk

2nd Period

  • Montreal (1-1)
    • Alex Galchenyuk (9)
      • Jeff Petry

3rd Period

  • Carolina (2-1)
    • Sabastian Aho (9) (PP)
      • Elias Lindholm
      • Jordan Staal
  • Carolina (3-1)
    • Aho (10)
      • Jaccob Slavin
      • Brett Pesce

 


1 – Ottawa Senators (11-16-8)

5 – Boston Bruins (20-10-5)

The B’s rode Riley Nash’s three points to victory at home against Ottawa. Tuukka Rask earned the win for the Bruins in net. The veteran from Finland turned away 25 of 26 shots. Boston has won five straight.

1st Period

  • Boston (1-0)
    • Kevan Miller (1)
      • David Backes
      • Riley Nash
  • Boston (2-0) 
    • Danton Heinen (9)
      • Ryan Spooner
      • Matt Grzelcyk

2nd Period

  • Boston (3-0)
    • Riley Nash (3) 
  • Ottawa (1-3)
    • Thomas Chabot (2)
      • Mark Stone
      • Derick Brassard
  • Boston (4-1)
    • Nash (4)
      • Anders Bjork

3rd Period

  • Boston (5-1)
    • Backes (5)
      • Grzelcyk
      • Heinen

 


1 –  Detroit Red Wings (13-16-7)

3 – New Jersey Devils (22-9-5)

Thanks to Nico Hischier’s two first period goals, the Devils rolled to 3-1 victory over the Wings. Cory Schneider took home the win for New Jersey. Schneider stuffed 31 of the 32 shots shoved his way. The Devils have won five straight and are 6-0-1 over their past seven games.

1st Period

  • New Jersey (1-0)
    • Nico Hischier (6)
      • Steven Santini
      • Taylor Hall
  • New Jersey (2-0) 
    • Hischier (7)
      • Hall
      • Jesper Bratt

2nd Period

  • Detroit (1-2)
    • Justin Abdelkader (6)
      • Tyler Bertuzzi
      • Dylan Larkin

3rd Period

  • New Jersey (3-1)
    • Sami Vatanen (2)
      • Blake Coleman

 


2 – Buffalo Sabres (9-20-8)

3 – New York Islanders (20-13-4)

Final/OT

Josh Bailey tied it late and Mathew Barzal finished it in overtime as the Isles defeat the Sabres at home. Jaroslav Halak (35/37 SA) earned the victory. 

1st Period

  • None

2nd Period

  • NY Islanders (1-0)
    • Jason Chimera (2)
      • Cal Clutterbuck
      • Casey Cizikas
  • Buffalo (1-1)
    • Zemgus Girgensons (3)
      • Jack Eichel
      • Marco Scandella

3rd Period

  • Buffalo (2-1)
    • Kyle Okposo (6)
      • Evander Kane
  • NY Islanders (2-2)
    • Josh Bailey (11)
      • John Tavares

Overtime

  • NY Islanders (3-2)
    • Mathew Barzal (13)
      • Josh Bailey
      • Tavares

 


4 – Columbus Blue Jackets (22-13-3)

5 – Pittsburgh Penguins (19-16-3)

Final/SO

Two assists and a goal by Evgeni Malkin in the third period allowed the Pen’s to tie the game. Both teams went scoreless in overtime. Then Malkin and Sydney Crosby each lit the lamp in the shootout to propel Pittsburgh to their second shootout win over Columbus in a week.

1st Period

  • Columbus (1-0)
    • Sonny Milano (6)
      • Seth Jones
      • Markus Nutivaara
  • Columbus (2-0)
    • Boone Jenner (4)
      • Oliver Bjorkstrand
      • Nick Foligno

2nd Period

  • Pittsburgh (1-2)
    • Conor Sheary (10)
      • Bryan Rust
      • Riley Sheahan
  • Columbus (3-1)
    • Artemi Pabarin (9)
      • Matt Calvert
      • David Savard

3rd Period

  • Pittsburgh (2-3)
    • Phil Kessel (16) (PP)
      • Patric Hornqvist
      • Evgeni Malkin
  • Columbus (4-2) 
    • Pabarin (10)
      • Josh Anderson
      • Pierre-Luc Dubois
  • Pittsburgh (3-4)
    • Malkin (13) (PP)
      • Kessel
      • Sydney Crosby
  • Pittsburgh (4-4)
    • Jake Guentzel (13)
      • Hornqvist
      • Malkin

Overtime

  • None

Shootout

  • Pittsburgh wins shootout 2-0
    • Malkin
    • Crosby

 


2 – Nashville Predators (22-9-5)

1 – St. Louis Blues (23-14-2)

Pekka Rinne and Jake Allen battle all evening, but in the Rinne’s Preds took the victory on enemy ice. The win halts Nashville’s recent three-game skid.

1st Period

  • Nashville (1-0)
    • Craig Smith (13)
      • Roman Josi

2nd Period

  • Nashville (2-0)
    • Calle Jarnkrok (10)
      • Flip Forsberg
      • Matt Irwin

3rd Period

  • St. Louis (1-2)
    • Vladimir Sobotka (7)
      • Kyle Brodziak
      • Alex Pietrangelo

 


0 – Washington Capitals (22-13-3)

1 – New York Rangers (20-13-4)

Final/Shootout

65 minutes weren’t enough to settle this one. Ondrej Pavelec (30/30) and Philipp Grubauer (37/37) each turned away every shot they faced through regulation and overtime. In the shootout, Pavelec stood tall while Mats Zuccarello and Mika Zibanejad were able to sneak two past Grubauer to take the game.

1st Period

  • None

2nd Period

  • None

3rd Period

  • None

Overtime

  • None

Shootout

  • NY Rangers win shootout 2-0
    • Mats Zuccarello
    • Mika Zibanejad

 


2 – Dallas Stars (20-15-3)

4 – Minnesota Wild (19-15-3)

Mikael Granlund (1 G, 1A) and Charlie Coyle (2 A) each had two points to lead the Wild to victory in a packed Xcel Energy Center. Alex Stalock (24/26 SA) earned the win in goal. 

1st Period

  • Dallas (1-0)
    • Tyler Seguin (18)
      • Esa Lindell
      • Devin Shore
  • Minnesota (1-1)
    • Jared Spurgeon (4)
      • Charlie Coyle
      • Tyler Ennis

2nd Period

  • Minnesota (2-1)
    • Eric Staal (15)
      • Coyle
      • Jonas Brodin
  • Dallas (2-2)
    • Mattias Janmark (7) (PP)
      • Seguin
      • Jamie Benn
  • Minnesota (3-2)
    • Mikael Granlund (8) (PP)
      • Jason Zucker
      • Mikko Koivu

3rd Period

  • Minnesota (4-2)
    • Zucker (15)
      • Granlund
      • Ryan Suter

 


3- Edmonton Oilers (17-18-2)

4 – Winnipeg Jets (21-11-6)

In Winnipeg, the Jets end the Oilers season-high four game win streak. Joel Armia scored his fifth and sixth goals of the season. Leon Draisaitl lit the lamp for the ninth time this season and dished out assist later in the game. Connor Hellebuyck earned the victory between the pipes.

1st Period

  • Edmonton (1-0)
    • Leon Draisaitl (9) (SH)
      • Connor McDavid
      • Brandon Davidson
  • Winnipeg (1-1)
    • Bryan Little (6)
      • Nikolaj Ehlers
      • Mathieu Perreault
  • Winnipeg (2-1)
    • Joel Armia (5)
      • Matt Hendricks
      • Dmitry Kulikov
  • Edmonton (2-2)
    • Jesse Puljujarvi (7)
      • Kris Russell
      • McDavid

2nd Period

  • Winnipeg (3-2)
    • Kyle Connor (11)
      • Blake Wheeler
      • Mark Scheifele
  • Winnipeg (4-2)
    • Joel Armia (6)
  • Edmonton (3-4)
    • Jujhar Khaira (7)
      • Ryan Strome
      • Draisaitl

3rd Period

  • None

 


3 – Arizona Coyotes (9-25-5)

1 – Colorado Avalanche (17-16-3)

Antti Raanta (25/26 SA) outdueled Semyon Varlamov (24/27 SA) to lead the Coyotes to their ninth win of the season. Tobias Rieder and Alex Goligoski put in their 6th and 4th goals of the season, respectively. Lawson Crouse scored his first goal of the season after being called up from Tuscon (AHL) earlier in the day.

1st Period

  • Arizona (1-0)
    • Tobias Rieder (6)
      • Brendan Perlini
      • Jakob Chychrun
  • Colorado (1-1)
    • Mikko Rantanen (11)
      • Erik Johnson
      • Gabriel Landeskog

2nd Period

  • Arizona (2-1)
    • Alex Goligoski (4)
      • Clayton Keller

3rd Period

  • Arizona (3-1)
    • Lawson Crouse (1)
      • Josh Archibald

 


4 – Vegas Golden Knights (24-9-2)

1 – Anaheim Ducks (16-14-8)

Anaheim opened the game with a score in the first two minutes of the game. The other 58 minutes belonged to Malcolm Subban (27/28 SA) and the Golden Knights. Vegas has now won five straight and are 9-0-1 in their last ten.

1st Period

  • Anaheim (1-0)
    • Rickard Rakell (11)
      • Jakob Silfverberg
      • Brandon Montour
  • Vegas (1-1)
    • Shea Theodore (3)
      • Tomas Nosek
      • Oscar Lindberg

2nd Period

  • Vegas (2-1)
    • Cody Eakin (5)
      • Pierre-Edouard Bellemare

3rd Period

  • Vegas (3-1)
    • William Karlsson (17)
      • Jonathan Marchessault
  • Vegas (4-1)
    • David Perron (8)
      • Erik Haula
      • Nate Schmidt

 


Last Night in the NHL (12/23)

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