2019-20 NHL Power Rankings: Where does each team stand midway through the season?
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 1/13/2020)
31. Ottawa Senators
The Senators are still searching for their first win in 2020.
30. Detroit Red Wings
The Red Wings won three straight at home for the first time all season...and then were blown out by Buffalo in Detroit.
29. Montreal Canadiens
Ilya Kovalchuk helped the Canadiens snap an eight-game losing streak, but he is just a bandaid. He is not enough to cure the problems facing the Canadiens right now.
28. Anaheim Ducks
The Ducks have not won a game in regulation since Dec. 27.
27. Los Angeles Kings
Anze Kopitar is the second player in Kings history to record 600 assists with the team.
26. Minnesota Wild
Minnesota is the worst thing a team can be: mediocre. They are not going to make the playoffs and would be better off bottoming out.
25. New Jersey Devils
The Devils already fired their head coach this season and this week it was general manager Ray Shero's turn as he was let go as well.
24. San Jose Sharks
The hits just keep coming for San Jose as Logan Couture is out with a broken ankle.
23. Buffalo Sabres
The Sabres just do not have the depth or the culture to survive with players like Jeff Skinner and Victor Olofsson out injured.
22. Chicago Blackhawks
There are only two reasons why the Blackhawks are even remotely competitive right now: Patrik Kane and Robin Lehner.
21. New York Rangers
According to the NHL, Artemi Panarin's 60 points in 43 games are the most by any player in their first season with the Rangers, beating Wayne Gretzky's mark in 1996-97 by one point.
20. Philadelphia Flyers
Shayne Gostisbehere's injuiry to an already thin blueline is a tough blow for Philadelphia.
19. Nashville Predators
The Predators were just spinning their tires under Peter Laviolette this season. Is John Hynes the answer?
18. Winnipeg Jets
Blake Wheeler broke Ilya Kovalchuk's franchise record for multi-point games with the Jets/Thrashers and he actually did it in a game against Kovalchuk who now plays for Montreal.
17. Columbus Blue Jackets
No Artemi Panarin, no Sergey Bobrovsky and now no Joonas Korpisalo, no problem for the Blue Jackets. Columbus is 4-2-0 since losing Korpisalo to injury and just keep finding ways to win.
16. Arizona Coyotes
Injuries are still an issue for Arizona's netminders. Antti Raanta returned to game action just to leave in his first game back with a lower-body injury.
15. Florida Panthers
Are the Panthers going to fall short of the playoffs because of goaltending again? Sergey Bobrovsky has a .896 save percentage and has registered a save percentage of over .900 only twice in his past seven starts.
14. New York Islanders
The Islanders have scored more than three goals only twice in their last 10 games. Defense is definitely this team's strength, but it is hard to win consistently without big games from the offense to fall back on from time to time.
13. Carolina Hurricanes
What Justin Williams has accomplished in his career is beyond dispute, but what can a 38-year-old who has not played all season really add to a playoff hopeful?
12. Las Vegas Golden Knights
Does Vegas want to win the Pacific? Every time the Knights reassert themselves as the team to beat, they go through a slump.
11. Toronto Maple Leafs
Sheldon Keefe certainly has the Maple Leafs heading in the right direction, but does the team's current three-game losing streak hint that bad habits still lurk beneath the surface?
10. Edmonton Oilers
Connor McDavid just turned 23. He has 11 career four-point games already.
9. Vancouver Canucks
The Canucks were red hot, but were brought back down to Earth by an emphatic loss to the Lightning that snapped a seven-game win streak.
8. Dallas Stars
Joe Pavelski has eight goals and 10 assists this season with the Stars, but his real value is the leadership he provides. Just ask the Sharks who were supposed to be playoff contenders, but look horrible without him.
7. Washington Capitals
Every season has highs and lows and the Caps have hit a low...which for them means going 3-3-0 in their last six.
6. Calgary Flames
You think Matthew Tkachuk is in Edmonton's head just a little?
5. St. Louis Blues
Jordan Binnington has been an NHL goalie for just over a year. It's crazy to think of what he did with that one year.
4. Colorado Avalanche
This is one of the best teams in the league, but they aren't playing like it right now with eight losses in their last 11.
3. Pittsburgh Penguins
Head coach Mike Sullivan reached 200 wins with the Penguins as Pittsburgh continues to find ways to win despite the mountain of injuries.
2. Boston Bruins
Just over halfway into the season and it already looks like a two-man race for the Rocket Richard between Boston's David Pastrnak and Toronto's Auston Matthews.
1. Tampa Bay Lightning
With a 10-game win streak, it seems safe to say at this point that the Lightning are officially back.