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Power Rankings

Washington and Islanders 1-2 in Rankings

by Michael Finewax
Updated On: November 13, 2019, 4:03 pm ET

Once again there is a new leader atop the Rotoworld NHL Power Rankings as the Bruins drop from a two-week reign and the Washington Capitals are the new leaders with the Islanders moving up to second and the Bruins dropping to third. 

The Flyers made a big jump up the standings while the Kings fell to the bottom.

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1. Washington

Record: 13-2-3 (2-0-0)

(Last Week -2)

The Capitals won both this past week defeating Florida and Vegas. Washington is much busier this week as they take on Arizona, Pittsburgh, Montreal and Boston. Carl Hagelin, Nik Dowd and Richard Panik are on the sidelines.

2. New York Islanders

Record: 12-3-1 (2-0-1)

(Last Week -4)

New York finally dropped a game this week, losing to Pittsburgh in overtime 4-3 after leading 3-0. They redeemed themselves as they defeated Ottawa and Florida. The Islanders take on Toronto and Philadelphia this week. Leo Komarov is expected back but Casey Cizikas may miss Wednesday’s tilt against Toronto, while Matt Martin, Tom Kuhnhackl and Andrew Ladd are still on the sidelines.

3. Boston 

Record: 11-3-3 (1-2-1)

(Last Week -1)

The Bruins finally had a poor week as they defeated Pittsburgh and lost in a shootout to Philadelphia at home while losing both on the road against Montreal and Detroit. Boston will try and get back on track this week facing Florida, Toronto and Washington. Torey Krug, Brett Ritchie, Jake DeBrusk and David Backes are all sidelined.

4. St. Louis

Record: 12-3-3 (3-0-0)

(Last Week -6)

The Blues have won nine of their last ten including all three this past week, defeating Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary on the road. They return home to face Arizona and Anaheim with a side trip to Columbus in between. Vladimir Tarasenko is out for five months while Alexander Steen will be missing for a month.     

5. Edmonton

Record: 12-5-2 (2-1-1)

(Last Week -3)

The Oilers started the week losing to Arizona in overtime, dropping a 5-2 decision to St. Louis and then defeating New Jersey and Anaheim. They play in San Jose this week and return home to face Colorado and Dallas. The Oilers still have Adam Larsson on the sidelines as well as Joakim Nygard.

6. Colorado

Record: 10-5-2 (2-1-0)

(Last Week -7)

The Avalanche continued their slump, losing to Dallas for their fourth game without a win but returned to the plus side with a couple of w’s against Nashville and Columbus. They are on in Western Canada this week to play Winnipeg, Edmonton and Vancouver. The Avs have been struck hard by injuries as Mikko Rantanen and Gabriel Landeskog are out while Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, Nikita Zadorov, Philipp Grubauer and Colin Wilson are also sidelined.

7. Nashville

Record: 9-5-3 (1-1-1)

(Last Week -9)

The Predators beat Detroit, lost in a shootout to San Jose and defeated Detroit. This week the Predators are in Vancouver and home to Chicago in a light week. Nashville has no injuries to report.

8. Pittsburgh

Record: 10-6-1 (2-1-0)

(Last Week -12)

The Penguins lost in Boston before beating the Islanders in overtime and Chicago in a shootout. The Penguins play the New York Rangers and New Jersey on the road and are home to Toronto Saturday. Sidney Crosby, Kris Letang and Patric Hornqvist are all out of the lineup.

9. Vancouver

Record:9-6-3 (0-3-1)

(Last Week -10)

The week was not kind to the Canucks as they lost in overtime to St. Louis and then lost three in a row in regulation as Chicago, Winnipeg and New Jersey were victorious. Vancouver takes on Nashville, Dallas and Colorado this week. Antoine Roussel is still out after off-season knee surgery while Micheal Ferland and Tyler Motte are also in the infirmary.

10. Carolina

Record:9-7-1 (0-3-0)

(Last Week -5)

It was not a good week for the Hurricanes as they dropped all three games, losing to the Flyers, Ottawa and the New York Rangers. They will try to get back on track this week as they take on Ottawa, Buffalo and Minnesota. Erik Haula and Jordan Martinook are out of action.

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.