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Power Rankings

Philadelphia moves into the top five

by Michael Finewax
Updated On: March 9, 2020, 12:23 pm ET

The Bruins remain on top of the power rankings with the Blues and Avalanche trading spots in the top three. The Flyers make it into the top-five for the first time this season.

This week I look at how each team is faring on the power play in giving up shorthanded goals with the biggest surprise being the lowly Los Angeles Kings.

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1. Boston 

Record: 43-14-12 (2-1-0)

(Last Week -1)

The Bruins split with Tampa Bay and defeated Florida in overtime. Boston plays Philadelphia, Buffalo and Toronto this week. Boston have allowed seven shorthanded goals.

2. St. Louis

Record: 41-18-10 (2-1-0)

(Last Week -3)

The Blues finally lost this week as the New Jersey Devils upended them but they also defeated the Rangers and Chicago. St. Louis takes on Florida, Anaheim, San Jose and Ottawa this week.  The Blues have given up six goals while having a power play.

3. Colorado

Record: 41-19-8 (2-1-1)

(Last Week -2)

The Avalanche beat Detroit and San Jose, lost in overtime to Anaheim and lost outright to Vancouver. They face Los Angeles, the New York Rangers, Vancouver and Vegas this week. Colorado have given up six shorthanded goals.

4. Tampa Bay

Record: 43-20-6 (2-1-1)

(Last Week – 5)

The Lightning defeated Montreal and Boston, garnered a point in a shootout loss to Detroit and lost to Boston as they played the Bruins twice last week. They play Toronto, Philadelphia, Detroit and New Jersey this week. Tampa Bay have allowed seven shorthanded goals.

5. Philadelphia 

Record: 41-20-7 (3-0-0)

(Last Week -6)

The Flyers are on a nine-game winning streak as they upended Washington Carolina and Buffalo this past week. The Flyers play Boston, Tampa Bay, Minnesota and Edmonton this week. The Flyers have given up six goals while having the man-advantage.

6. Washington

Record: 41-20-7 (1-1-1)

(Last Week -4)

The Capitals split the week, winning in Pittsburgh, losing in overtime to the New York Rangers and losing to Philadelphia in regulation. Washington takes on Buffalo, Detroit and Chicago. Washington have allowed nine shorthanded goals to date.

7. Vegas

Record: 38-24-8 (2-1-0)

(Last Week -8)

The Golden Knights defeated New Jersey and Calgary and lost to Winnipeg. The Golden Knights finish up their five-game road trip as they take on Edmonton, Minnesota and Colorado. Vegas has given up only three shorthanded goals this year.

8. Edmonton

Record: 37-24-8 (2-1-0)

(Last Week-15)

The Oilers defeated Dallas and Columbus last week and dropped a decision to Chicago. Edmonton takes on Vegas, Winnipeg, the New York Islanders and Philadelphia this week. They have allowed 10 shorthanded goals this season.

9. Pittsburgh

Record: 39-23-6 (2-2-0)

(Last Week -9)

The Penguins beat Ottawa and Buffalo to start the week but ended it poorly with losses to Washington and Carolina on the weekend. They take on New Jersey, Columbus, Carolina and the New York Islanders this week. The Penguins have allowed five shorthanded goals this season.

10. Dallas

Record: 37-21-7 (0-2-1)

(Last Week -7)

The Stars lost twice to Nashville and lost in overtime to Edmonton. Dallas are at home for all three this week, taking on the New York Rangers, Florida and San Jose. Dallas has given up only four shorthanded goals.

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.