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Capital Punishment on the Road

by Michael Finewax
Updated On: December 10, 2019, 11:27 am ET

Washington and Boston switched positions this week with the Capitals back at number one. The top-five are still the same, albeit in a different order while Arizona, Pittsburgh and Vancouver climbed the standings and San Jose dropped downwards. 

1. Washington

Record: 22-4-5 (3-0-0)

(Last Week -2)

The Capitals defeated San Jose, Los Angeles and Anaheim on the road this week as they have won six in a row. Washington takes on Columbus, Boston and Tampa Bay this week. Washington is 8-2-4 at home and an amazing 14-2-1 on the road.

2. Boston 

Record: 20-4-6 (1-1-1)

(Last Week -1)

The Bruins beat Carolina, lost in overtime to Chicago and lost outright to Colorado. This week Boston plays Ottawa, Washington, Tampa Bay and Florida. Boston is 12-1-5 at home and 8-3-1 on the road.

3. Colorado

Record: 19-8-2 (3-0-0)

(Last Week -5)

The Avalanche were perfect for the second week in a row, defeating Toronto, Montreal and Boston on the road. This week they take on Calgary, Philadelphia and New Jersey. The Avalanche are 8-3-1 at home and have an 11-5-1 mark on the road.

4. New York Islanders

Record: 19-7-2 (2-2-0)

(Last Week -3)

New York split the week, defeating Detroit and Vegas but losing to Montreal and Dallas. The Islanders face Tampa Bay, Florida and Buffalo. New York has a 12-2-1 home record and a 7-5-1 record on away from the Island.

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5. St. Louis

Record: 18-7-6 (1-2-0)

(Last Week -4)

The Blues beat Chicago and dropped decisions to Pittsburgh and Toronto. The are on the road this week against Buffalo and return home to face Vegas and Chicago. St. Louis is 8-4-3 at home and 10-3-3 on the road.

6. Philadelphia 

Record: 17-8-5 (2-1-0)

(Last Week -7)

The Flyers were winners over Toronto and Ottawa this week while dropping a decision to Arizona. The Flyers take on Colorado, Minnesota and Winnipeg on the road. The Flyers are 10-2-4 at home and 7-6-1 on the road.

7. Winnipeg

Record: 18-10-2 (2-0-1)

(Last Week -9)

The Jets defeated Dallas and Anaheim and lost in overtime to Dallas as well as they are 10-3-1 over the last five weeks. This week they hope to stay as hot as the Jets face Detroit twice and the Flyers once. The Jets are 8-5-1 in Winnipeg and 10-5-1 away from home.

8. Edmonton

Record: 18-10-4 (1-1-1)

(Last Week -6)

The Oilers were victorious over Los Angeles, lost to Ottawa and lost in extra time to Buffalo. This week Edmonton plays Carolina, Minnesota and Toronto. The Oilers are 8-4-3 at home and 10-6-1 on the road.

9. Arizona

Record: 18-10-4 (3-1-0)    

(Last Week -11)

The Coyotes Columbus, Philadelphia and Chicago while losing to Pittsburgh in a big week for Arizona. They are facing Calgary, Chicago and New Jersey this week. Arizona is 7-6-1 at home and a sparkling 11-4-3 away from Glendale.

10. Pittsburgh

Record: 17-9-4 (3-0-0)

(Last Week -12)

The Penguins won all three games this week, defeating St. Louis, Arizona and Detroit. They ware home for all three as Montreal, Columbus and Los Angeles are in town. The Penguins like home cooking as they are 12-3-2 in Pittsburgh but only 5-6-2 away from the Igloo.

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.