Give credit where it’s due for the St. Louis Blues.

At this time one year ago, they had a dismal 15-18-4 record and were at the absolute bottom of the NHL standings.

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But in the 2019 calendar year, they racked up a 56-19-11 record in the regular season and captured the first Stanley Cup in franchise history.

And thanks to the Bruins and Capitals hitting some speed bumps at the tail end of 2019, the defending champs find themselves back atop Joe Haggerty's NHL Power Rankings.


Here's how the Power Rankings look with teams around the midpoint of their schedules.