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Power Rankings

Boston Jumps back to the top

by Michael Finewax
Updated On: December 2, 2019, 11:47 am ET

The Boston Bruins jump back into the lead in this week’s power rankings, leapfrogging over the Islanders and Washington.

The Flyers made a bold move upwards as they are go from 16th to seventh overall, while the Rangers also jumped up the rankings.

As well, the rankings include each team’s record in the month of November.


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1. Boston 

Record: 19-3-5 (4-0-0)

(Last Week -3)

The Bruins won all four games last week, knocking off Montreal twice as well as Ottawa and the New York Rangers. The Bruins play Carolina, Chicago and Colorado this week. They were 7-2-3 in the month of November.

2. Washington

Record: 19-4-5 (3-0-0)

(Last Week -2)

The Capitals defeated Florida, Tampa Bay and Detroit this past week. Washington plays in California for all three games this week, taking on San Jose, Los Angeles and Anaheim. They were 10-2-2 in the month of November.

3. New York Islanders

Record: 17-5-2 (1-2-0)

(Last Week -1)

New York Columbus after losing twice this week on the West Coast to Anaheim and Los Angeles. They take on Detroit, Montreal, Vegas and Dallas this week. The Islanders were 8-2-2 in November.

4. St. Louis

Record: 17-5-6 (3-0-1)

(Last Week -4)

The Blues lost in a shootout to Nashville and then reeled off three straight wins, beating Tampa Bay, Dallas and Pittsburgh. They take on Chicago, Pittsburgh and Toronto this week. In November, the Blues were 9-2-3. 

5. Colorado

Record: 16-8-2 (3-0-0)

(Last Week -8)

The Avalanche were perfect this week, defeating Edmonton and the Blackhawks twice. They are in Toronto, Montreal and Boston this week. The Avalanche were 8-5-0 in November.

6. Edmonton

Record: 17-9-3 (1-2-0)

(Last Week -5)

The Oilers lost to Colorado and Vancouver before beating the Canucks in a return match. The Oilers see action this week against Ottawa, Los Angeles and Buffalo with all three games at home. It was not a great month for Edmonton as they were 6-5-2.

7. Philadelphia 

Record: 15-7-5 (4-0-0)

(Last Week -16)

The Flyers won all four games this week, defeating Vancouver, Columbus, Detroit and Montreal. This week Philadelphia takes on Toronto, Arizona and Ottawa. The Flyers went 10-2-4 in November.

8. Carolina

Record:16-10-1 (1-2-0)

(Last Week -6)

The Hurricanes lost to the Rangers and Nashville and then beat Tampa Bay. They are taking on Boston, San Jose and Minnesota this week. The Hurricanes were 8-6-0 in November.

9. Winnipeg

Record: 16-10-1 (2-1-0)

(Last Week -11)

The Jets won two-of-three for the fourth week in a row as they are 8-3-1 in their last dozen games. The Jets claimed victories over San Jose and Anaheim and lost to Los Angeles. They play a home-and-home series against Dallas this week as well as return match against Anaheim. The month of November was kind to the Jets who were 9-3-1.

10. Dallas

Record: 15-10-3 (1-2-1)

(Last Week -7)

The Stars started the week with a won over Vegas but it was downhill from there as they lost outright to Chicago and St. Louis before dropping a shootout to the Wild Sunday. They play a pair against Winnipeg this week as well as facing the Islanders. Dallas was 9-2-1 in November.

Michael Finewax

Michael Finewax is entering his 16th season as the Senior Hockey Writer and Editor for Rotoworld. You can follow him on Twitter @mfinewaxhockey.