NHL Power Rankings for the week of February 28th
1. Vancouver Canucks:
The Canucks maintain a 19-point lead in the Northwest Division standings. They also broke the winning streak of the Detroit Red Wings, so they earn the No. 1 spot this week.
2. Detroit Red Wings:
The thing about streaks is that they can be snapped at any moment. The Red Wings have dropped two straight at home, after winning a record 23. They will be glad to see Jimmy Howard back between the pipes again this week.
3. New York Rangers:
The Rangers are doing well representing the Empire State on the ice, but they have not been as dominant or consistent as they were earlier in the season. But the Empire could strike back.
4. St. Louis Blues:
The best two-man goalie combo in the league is the new “Spirit” of St. Louis. at any point.
5. Pittsburgh Penguins:
With his ninth career hat trick coming over the weekend, Evgeni Malkin has been on fire. Look for him to keep pace, and hit 55 goals with little trouble.
6. New Jersey Devils
7. Nashville Predators
8. Philadelphia Flyers
9. Boston Bruins