Sunday , April 18 2021

NHL POWER RANKINGS: Predator defense puts them at the top of the overall standings

1. Predators of Nashville (2)
The NHL's best defense combined for 12 goals and 57 points.

2. Toronto Maple Leafs (3)
By Wednesday night, he had won seven of his last eight games.

3. Winnipeg Jets (4)
On Wednesday night, Hellebuyck won the last four games.

4. Tampa Bay Lightning (5)
He has conceded 13 goals in four games since Vasilevskiy fell.

5. San Jose Sharks (6)
Brent Burns – not Erik Karlsson – leads the team to score.

6. Boston Bruins (1)
Best line in hockey is no longer with Bergeron out of four weeks.

7. Calgary Flames (7)
Four of his attackers are at a better pace than one point per game.

8. Wild Minnesota (8)
We lost back-to-back games to Buffalo and Chicago.

9.Buffalo Sabers (11)
A series of six consecutive wins makes Sabers third in the division.

10. Montreal Canadiens (9)
When you think Price is back, he gives up five goals for the Capitals.

11. Columbus Blue Coat (10)
The best team in the Metropolitan Division has lost only twice this month.

12. New York Rangers (19)
First-year coach David Quinn is Jack Adams' favorite.

13. Washington Capitals (17)
Norris Trophy watch: Carlson is fourth in points and third in ice time.

14. stars of Dallas (18)
Be without Bishop (.923 saving percentage) for next week.

15. Vancouver Canucks (14)
Lost in Pettersson's hype is that Horvat has 10 goals and 19 points.

16. Colorado Avalanche (12)
Varlamov's unstable departure made the team employ a two-goal division.

17. Pittsburgh Penguins (16)
Negotiated in L.A., Pearson scored the first of the season on Monday.

18. New York Islanders (13)
Before Wednesday night, Beauvillier had four goals in the last two games.

19. Detroit Red Wings (26)
By Wednesday, he had won eight of the last 10 games.

20. Philadelphia Flyers (15)
Will Dave Hakstol be the fifth coach fired this year?

21. Panthers of Florida (25)
A fractured ankle for Trochek may have fractured the Panthers' playoff chances.

22. Carolina Hurricanes (22)
Need one of Darling, McElhinney or Mrazek to step up.

23. Edmonton Oilers (20)
Hitchcock got a win in his first game as a coach.

24. Coyotes of Arizona (23)
Has scored four goals in the last three games, going to Wednesday night.

25. Anaheim Ducks (21)
Scoring the second lowest number of goals in the championship.

26. Ottawa Senators (28)
Matt Duchene, Top 5's top scorer, is in the early stages of his career.

27. New Jersey Devils (29)
Is this the same team that made the playoffs last year?

28. St. Louis Blues (24)
He fired Yeo as coach after losing four of the last five.

29. Golden Knights of Vegas (27)
Hockey gods can be cruel.

30. Chicago Blackhawks (30)
Going into Wednesday's game, Crawford had allowed two goals in the last two games.

31. Los Angeles Kings (31)
Kovalchuk, who played 12:47 on Monday, is now only a specialist in power games.

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