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Power Rankings

Here come the Penguins!

by Michael Finewax
Updated On: February 5, 2020, 12:36 am ET

The Blues had a poor week and dropped from second to fourth in the rankings, just ahead of Tampa Bay. 

Vancouver made a big move up the standings, going from 13th to seventh while Philadelphia tumbled a bit despite going 1-0-1.

This week the power play is also looked at.

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1. Washington

Record: 35-13-5 (2-2-0)

(Last Week -1)

The Capitals beat Montreal and Ottawa but lost to Nashville and Pittsburgh. They are home for both games this week, taking on Los Angeles and Philadelphia. The Capitals are 35-174 on the power play this season.

2. Boston 

Record: 31-10-12 (2-0-0)

(Last Week -3)

The Bruins knocked off Winnipeg and Montreal on the road. This week they play Vancouver, Chicago, Arizona and Detroit. Boston is 47-173 with the man-advantage this season.

3. Pittsburgh

Record: 33-14-5 (2-0-0)

(Last Week -4)

The Penguins were perfect in two divisional games this past week as they won over Philadelphia and Washington. They are in Florida this week to take on Tampa Bay and the Panthers. The Penguins power play is 30-151 this season.

4. St. Louis

Record: 31-14-8 (1-3-0)

(Last Week -2)

The Blues defeated Calgary but lost their other three games, falling to Vancouver, Edmonton and Winnipeg as they swung through Western Canada. The Blues are home to play Carolina, Winnipeg and Dallas this week. St. Louis is 38-156 on the power play.

5. Tampa Bay

Record: 32-15-5 (3-0-1)

(Last Week – 5)

The Lightning defeated Los Angeles, Anaheim and San Jose and managed to pick up another point with an overtime loss to Dallas. The Lightning return home to face Vegas, Pittsburgh and the New York Islanders. Tampa Bay is 41-162 after going 0-13 on the power play this past week.

6. Colorado

Record: 28-15-6 (0-1-0)

(Last Week -6)

The Avalanche lost to the Flyers in their only game of the week. Colorado heads on the road this week to play in Buffalo, Ottawa, Columbus and Minnesota. Led by Nathan MacKinnon, the Avs power play is 34-180 this season.

7. Vancouver

Record:30-18-5 (3-0-1)

(Last Week -13)

The Canucks had a busy week, beating St. Louis, San Jose and the New York Islanders before losing in a shootout to Carolina. The Canucks play Boston, Minnesota and Calgary. Vancouver is 44-191 with the man-advantage this year.

8. New York Islanders

Record: 29-15-6 (0-0-1)

(Last Week -7)

New York lost in overtime to Vancouver this past week. They play Dallas, Los Angeles and Tampa Bay. The Islanders have the least amount of power play opportunities this season in the NHL and have scored 22 times on 115 chances.

9. Columbus

Record:28-16-9 (1-0-1)     

(Last Week -11)

The Blue Jackets defeated Montreal and lost in overtime to the Sabres. They host Florida, Detroit and Colorado this week. Columbus has struggled on the power play this season, scoring 26 on 151 chances.

10. Dallas

Record: 29-18-4 (2-1-0)

(Last Week -12)

The Stars defeated Tampa Bay and New Jersey and lost to Toronto. They play the New York Rangers, the New York Islanders, Minnesota and St. Louis this week. Dallas is 27-146 on the power play.

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.