2019-20 NHL Power Rankings: Where does each team stand?
2019-20 NHL Power Rankings
Every team goes through ups and downs in an 82-game regular season and sometimes, the standings are not the most accurate depiction of who the best and worst teams actually are. Check out the latest NHL Power Rankings for a snapshot of how all the teams in the league stack up for the week. (Updated 2/18/2020)
31. Detroit Red Wings
The Red Wings hit the road this week and lost all four games without earning a single point.
30. Columbus Blue Jackets
Columbus has battled through injuries all season, but losing their best player in Seth Jones for the rest of the regular season may be the back-breaker.
29. New Jersey Devils
The garage sale has begun with Andy Greene and Blake Coleman both traded on the same day.
28. Montreal Canadiens
Shea Weber's lower-body injury is pretty much the end of whatever faint playoff hopes Montreal had left.
27. Ottawa Senators
There's no denying that Ottawa is bad, but they have been a much tougher team to play against this season than many anticipated. That's something to build on.
26. Chicago Blackhawks
So much for that playoff push. Chicago has lost six out of seven, failing to take advantage of a muddled Western Conference playoff race in which both wild card spots are still very much up for grabs.
25. Anaheim Ducks
How does a team lose 6-0 to Calgary one game and beat Vancouver 5-1 in the very next one?
24. Minnesota Wild
Trading away Jason Zucker and firing Bruce Boudreau means the Wild are throwing in the towel regardless of what Bill Guerin will have you believe.
23. San Jose Sharks
Did you think things couldn't get worse for the Sharks? Well now they'll be without Erik Karlsson for the remainder of the season as he gets surgery to repair a broken thumb.
22. Los Angeles Kings
The Kings' two straight wins doubles their win total for the year 2020.
21. Buffalo Sabres
The frustration in Buffalo softened a bit with four wins in five games, but this is a team that needs to take a deep look at itself in the offseason.
20. Florida Panthers
Three wins in 10 games is just not good enough for a team locked in a tight playoff battle.
19. New York Rangers
The level of fight the Rangers are showing this year gives a lot of hope for the future.
18. Winnipeg Jets
Paul Maurice's contract extension is well-deserved considering how he managed to keep the Jets together this season and still possibly in the playoff hunt.
17. Arizona Coyotes
Arizona is doing just enough to stay close with their Pacific rivals, but they have to start stringing some wins together or they will be lucky to make the wild card.
16. Nashville Predators
The Predators have won three straight games for the first time since October which is both a step in the right direction and a reflection of how bad they have been this year.
15. New York Islanders
The Islanders have lost their last three games by a combined score of 8-1.
14. Calgary Flames
With the Pacific as tight as it is, losing to Los Angeles and Chicago in the same week really hurts.
13. Toronto Maple Leafs
Since joining the Leafs, Jack Campbell is 3-0-1 and it's a good thing too since Frederik Andersen is 0-2-0 since returning from injury.
12. St. Louis Blues
It sounds like Jay Bouwmeester is going to be OK and that's what really matters.
11. Carolina Hurricanes
Carolina made it to the conference final last year, but it has been largely an inconsistent season. That inconsistent play could legitimately cost them a playoff spot, especially with a six-game road trip coming up.
10. Washington Capitals
Alex Ovechkin's 700th goal is hanging over his team and it feels like everything is on hold until he gets it.
9. Las Vegas Golden Knights
Vegas may still end up winning the Pacific, but it is clear they are not quite as good as everyone expected them to be this season.
8. Vancouver Canucks
With only two wins in six games, the Canucks made a move and picked up Tyler Toffoli from the Kings.
7. Philadelphia Flyers
The Flyers are the only team in playoff contention in the east with a losing record on the road. That could prove to be the difference between reaching the postseason or an early summer.
6. Colorado Avalanche
Sorry, but those Stadium Series jersey are absolutely hideous.
5. Dallas Stars
In a tight race for the Central, how much will losing a point to Ottawa hurt Dallas?
4. Edmonton Oilers
Losing the best player in the world, even if it's only two to three weeks, would sink most teams. For Edmonton, however, it's Leon Draisaitl to the rescue.
3. Pittsburgh Penguins
The addition of Jason Zucker makes Pittsburgh the team to beat in the Metro.
2. Boston Bruins
The loss to Detroit is still a head scratcher, but that is Boston's only loss in its last 10 games. The Bruins have also allowed only one goal in each of the past three games.
1. Tampa Bay Lightning
Andrei Vasilevskiy is now 19-0-2 in his last 21 starts.