2019-20 NHL Power Rankings: Where does each team stand?
2019-20 NHL Power Rankings
The NHL season is full of ups and downs for every team, both good and bad, and the standings don't always paint an accurate picture of who the best team is. Here's where all 31 teams stack up in the latest NHL Power Rankings. (Updated 11/18/2019)
31. Minnesota Wild
With 16 points, the Wild have the fewest points in the league. If they had decided to rebuild like the needed to, they would probably be sitting in the exact same spot in the standings (can't go lower!), but with a few more draft picks/prospects in hand and hope for the future.
30. Ottawa Senators
Ottawa's home arena may not be the most intimidating venue in the league, but the Senators are 6-4-0 at home this season. Really the only reason they are so far down in the standings is because they can't get anything going on the road with only five points in 10 games.
29. Detroit Red Wings
The Red Wings have a surprising five-game point streak going for them. Never mind that two of those five games were losses.
28. Los Angeles Kings
One way or another, it appears Ilya Kovalchuk's time in Los Angeles is coming to a close. That was an ill-advised signing from the word go.
27. Columbus Blue Jackets
Among the biggest problems in Columbus is goaltending. Neither Joonas Korpisalo nor Elvis Merzlikins have a save percentage over .900.
26. Anaheim Ducks
The road trip could not have come at a better time for Anaheim after the Ducks lost five straight at home.
25. New York Rangers
The Rangers keep showing flashes of their future potential, but not enough to show they are a legitimate playoff team.
24. New Jersey Devils
Things went south quickly this season for the Devils. Now instead of asking whether they can make the playoffs, the more relevant question is whether they should trade Taylor Hall?
23. Vancouver Canucks
Things looked so bright for Vancouver, but with seven losses in eight games it is time to wonder if these are the same ol' Canucks just with more players who are fun to watch.
22. Toronto Maple Leafs
Mitch Marner is justifying his new contract while being out injured. Since he suffered a high-ankle sprain, the Leafs have gone 0-4-0 without him.
21. Buffalo Sabres
Credit Jack Eichel for putting the team on his back and scoring four goals in a win to end Buffalo's six-game losing streak.
20. Chicago Blackhawks
Does any team in the NHL draft better than Chicago? Kirby Dach looks like another great young addition to the team. Maybe they will keep this one instead of trading him to Columbus or Carolina.
19. Calgary Flames
That's four straight losses for a Calgary team that is finding success much more difficult to come by this year than last.
18. Las Vegas Golden Knights
Something seems off with the Golden Knights, who have lost seven of their last nine.
17. San Jose Sharks
The Sharks have won six in a row and are trying their best to erase their horrendous start to the season.
16. Arizona Coyotes
In their last five games, the Coyotes have beaten Washington, St. Louis and Calgary and lost to Minnesota twice. This is a tough team to figure out.
15. Pittsburgh Penguins
The Penguins will be without Sidney Crosby for at least six weeks after he underwent surgery. Not including the lockout-shortened season, Crosby has been limited to fewer than 55 games in a season three times in his career. In all three seasons, Pittsburgh still made the playoffs.
14. Nashville Predators
The Predators have lost six of their last seven games.
13. Philadelphia Flyers
The Flyers remain a very streaky team. With five wins in six games, Philadelphia finally looked like it was for real...and then it lost three straight.
12. Carolina Hurricanes
Rod Brind'Amour earned more wins (56) in his first 100 games than any coach in franchise history.
11. Tampa Bay Lightning
In their first game back since returning from the Global Series in Sweden, Tampa Bay put up nine goals on the Rangers. Yeah, they're feeling it.
10. Florida Panthers
Joel Quenneville is just the second coach in NHL history to record 900 career regular-season wins.
9. Montreal Canadiens
Montreal sure doesn't look like a team in a rebuild as they sit second in the Atlantic Division.
8. Winnipeg Jets
Considering the defense WInnipeg has had to use this year, it is a miracle that the Jets sit in third place of the Central Division.
7. Dallas Stars
Last season, Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn were called out by the team CEO. This year, head coach Jim Montgomery is going after them. Publicly calling out your two best players does not seem like a well you can keep returning to over and over again.
6. Edmonton Oilers
Connor McDavid is the fifth Oilers player to score at least six hat tricks with the team joining Wayne Gretzky, Glenn Anderson, Jari Kurri and Mark Messier.
5. St. Louis Blues
It's been a very streaky start for the Blues who have lost three straight immediately after a seven-game win streak.
4. Colorado Avalanche
With all due respect to Quinn Hughes and all rookies, you can pretty much give the Calder Trophy to Cale Makar right now.
3. Boston Bruins
The Bruins are starting to come back down to Earth after a hot start and have now lost five of their last six.
2. New York Islanders
It's getting harder and harder not to believe in what the Islanders are building after watching New York go 13-0-1 in their last 14 games.
1. Washington Capitals
The Caps have earned points in nine straight road games going 8-0-1 during that stretch.