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Super 16: Flyers biggest climber in power rankings

Philadelphia up six spots to No. 7; Maple Leafs, Predators return to list

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

The Philadelphia Flyers made the biggest jump in the weekly Super 16 power rankings, moving up six spots to No. 7 this week on the heels of a four-game winning streak.

The Flyers, who are 13-2-4 at Wells Fargo Center, tied with the Pittsburgh Penguins for second in the League in points earned at home with 30 (Boston Bruins, 34), have scored 20 goals (including shootouts) during their win streak.

The Toronto Maple Leafs, winners of five straight games, and the Nashville Predators, who are 4-0-1 in their past five, each got into the Super 16 this week after being out for several weeks. The Maple Leafs are No. 12 and the Predators are No. 14.

To create the power rankings, each of the participating staff members puts together his or her version of what the Super 16 should look like. Those are submitted and a point total is assigned to each.

The team picked first is given 16 points, second gets 15, third gets 14 and so on down to No. 16, which gets one point.

Here is the latest Super 16:

 

1. Washington Capitals (26-7-5)

Total points: 188

Last week: No. 1

Hit: Forward Tom Wilson has four assists in the past three games and six points (one goal, five assists) in the past six games.

Miss: The Capitals are 0-for-15 on the power play in their past five games, including 0-for-5 in a 7-3 loss against the Boston Bruins on Monday, when they also allowed a shorthanded goal. They are 2-for-28 (7.1 percent) in 10 December games.

Video: WSH@NJD: Ovechkin pots wrister from above the circle

 

2. St. Louis Blues (24-8-6)

Total points: 176

Last week: No. 3

Hit: The Blues have won six games in a row, outscoring the opposition 24-11 in the process. They have won 10 of their past 13 games (10-3-0). They also have won eight in a row against Western Conference opponents.

Miss: Nothing.

 

3. Boston Bruins (22-7-9)

Total points: 172

Last week: No. 2

Hit: The Bruins are 6-for-21 (28.6 percent) on the power play during their five-game point streak (2-0-3) since Dec. 14. Five players have accounted for the six power play goals. Center Patrice Bergeron has two.

Miss: The Bruins are 0-4 in games that extend beyond regulation this month. They have lost three in overtime and one in a shootout.

Video: WSH@BOS: Bergeron scores PPG in 1st period

 

4. Colorado Avalanche (23-11-3)

Total points: 152

Last week: No. 4

Hit: The Avalanche lead the League with 96 goals through the first two periods this season. They are first in goals in the first (44) and second (52) periods. They are tied with the Capitals for first in the League with 134 goals.

Miss: Rookie defenseman Cale Makar has missed eight straight games with an upper-body injury. He is, however, possible to play against the Minnesota Wild on Friday.

 

5. New York Islanders (23-9-3)

Total points: 134

Last week: No. 5

Hit: Mathew Barzal has goals in three straight games. The center has five points (three goals, two assists) during a three-game point streak, including a goal and an assist in each of the past two games.

Miss: Cal Clutterbuck is out indefinitely following surgery on his left wrist Friday. The forward has missed the past two games, a 6-5 shootout loss against the Anaheim Ducks and a 3-2 loss against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

 

6. Pittsburgh Penguins (21-11-4)

Total points: 115

Last week: No. 7

Hit: Tristan Jarry has allowed two goals or fewer in 10 of his 14 starts this season. He is 11-5-0 with a 1.86 goals-against average, .939 save percentage and three shutouts in 16 games.

Miss: Matt Murray has allowed at least four goals in five of his six stars since Nov. 19. He is 1-2-2 with an .832 save percentage and 4.40 GAA in those games.

 

7. Philadelphia Flyers (21-11-5)

Total points: 110

Last week: No. 13

Hit: The Flyers have scored four goals in each game of their four-game win streak. They're 5-for-16 (31.2 percent) on the power play in the past three games. Carter Hart has allowed one goal in each of his past three starts.

Miss: Brian Elliott has allowed 10 goals on 51 shots in his past two starts.

Video: NYR@PHI: Hayes roofs tic-tac-toe goal in transition

 

8. Carolina Hurricanes (22-13-2)

Total points: 109

Last week: No. 6

Hit: The Hurricanes are 10-for-26 (38.5 percent) on the power play in their past eight games. They also have scored four shorthanded goals in the past eight games.

Miss: Petr Mrazek has allowed 11 goals on 86 shots (.872 save percentage) in his past three games, including four on 18 shots in the third period of an 8-6 loss against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday.

 

9. Vegas Golden Knights (20-14-6)

Total points: 98

Last week: No. 10

Hit: Forwards Max Pacioretty (six goals, five assists) and Mark Stone (two goals, nine assists) each have 11 points in the past eight games. Pacioretty leads Vegas with 37 points (16 goals, 21 assists). Stone is second with 35 points (13 goals, 22 assists).

Miss: Forward Alex Tuch has two points, both assists, in the nine games since Dec. 8. He had seven points (four goals, three assists) in a four-game stretch from Nov. 29-Dec. 5.

 

10. Arizona Coyotes (21-14-4)

Total points: 89

Last week: No. 9

Hit: Clayton Keller has points in four straight games (three goals, three assists). The forward has 14 points (six goals, eight assists) in 12 games since Nov. 30.

Miss: Darcy Kuemper is week-to-week with a lower-body injury sustained Dec. 19. The goalie has been a Vezina Trophy candidate all season, going 15-8-2 with a 2.17 GAA and .929 save percentage in 25 games.

Video: ARI@DET: Keller beats Howard with sizzling wrist shot

 

11. Winnipeg Jets (21-14-2)

Total points: 80

Last week: No. 8

Hit: Patrik Laine has six goals in the past seven games. The forward has 14 goals in 35 games this season.

Miss: The Jets allowed 16 goals, including four power-play goals, in losses against the Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks and Montreal Canadiens since Dec. 17.

 

12. Toronto Maple Leafs (20-14-4)

Total points: 68

Last week: NR

Hit: The Maple Leafs have outscored the opposition 15-6 in the third period in their past five games, all wins, including 11-2 in the past three.

Miss: The only negative in the past five games is they've allowed four power-play goals, going 8-for-12 on the penalty kill (66.7 percent).

 

13. Dallas Stars (20-14-4)

Total points: 36

Last week: No. 11

Hit: Dennis Gurianov has goals in two straight games and points in three in a row (two goals, one assist). The 22-year-old forward has 13 points (eight goals, five assists) in 33 games.

Miss: Ben Bishop has allowed 10 goals on 49 shots in his past two games, a 7-4 loss against the Florida Panthers and 5-1 loss against the Calgary Flames.

Video: CGY@DAL: Gurianov speeds past defender for goal

 

14. Nashville Predators (18-12-6)

Total points: 31

Last week: NR

Hit: Defenseman Roman Josi has accounted for seven of the Predators 24 goals in their past five games, including at least one in each game.

Miss: Matt Duchene has four points (one goal, three assists) 11 games since Nov. 30. The forward had 20 points (seven goals, 13 assists) in his first 24 games.

 

15. Edmonton Oilers (20-16-4)

Total points: 27

Last week: No. 12

Hit: Mikko Koskinen has allowed 12 goals in five starts since Dec. 14, posting a .926 save percentage (151 saves on 163 shots) and a 2.44 goals-against average.

Miss: The Oilers are 2-6-1 in nine games since Dec. 8, scoring 12 goals at 5-on-5.

 

16. Calgary Flames (19-15-5)

Total points: 20

Last week: No. 14

Hit: Forwards Matthew Tkachuk (two goals, three assists) and Elias Lindholm (one goal, four assists) each have five points in the past three games.

Miss: The Flames are last in the NHL in goals in the first period with 22. They are 1-3-1 since winning seven in a row and getting points in nine straight games (8-0-1).

Others receiving points: Tampa Bay Lightning 15, Florida Panthers 6, Minnesota Wild 4

Dropped out: Lightning (No. 15), Buffalo Sabres (No. 16)

 

HERE'S HOW WE RANKED 'EM

AMALIE BENJAMIN

1. Washington Capitals; 2. Boston Bruins; 3. St. Louis Blues; 4. Colorado Avalanche; 5. New York Islanders; 6. Carolina Hurricanes; 7. Pittsburgh Penguins; 8. Arizona Coyotes; 9. Winnipeg Jets; 10. Vegas Golden Knights; 11. Philadelphia Flyers; 12. Dallas Stars; 13. Toronto Maple Leafs; 14. Calgary Flames; 15. Edmonton Oilers; 16. Tampa Bay Lightning

BRIAN COMPTON

1. Washington Capitals; 2. St. Louis Blues; 3. Boston Bruins; 4. Philadelphia Flyers; 5. Colorado Avalanche; 6. New York Islanders; 7. Pittsburgh Penguins; 8. Toronto Maple Leafs; 9. Carolina Hurricanes; 10. Vegas Golden Knights; 11. Arizona Coyotes; 12. Winnipeg Jets; 13. Nashville Predators; 14. Calgary Flames; 15. Dallas Stars; 16. Montreal Canadiens

NICHOLAS J. COTSONIKA

1. Washington Capitals; 2. New York Islanders; 3. St. Louis Blues; 4. Boston Bruins; 5. Colorado Avalanche; 6. Pittsburgh Penguins; 7. Carolina Hurricanes; 8. Philadelphia Flyers; 9. Winnipeg Jets; 10. Vegas Golden Knights; 11. Arizona Coyotes; 12. Calgary Flames; 13. Florida Panthers; 14. Toronto Maple Leafs; 15. Nashville Predators; 16. Dallas Stars

TOM GULITTI

1. St. Louis Blues; 2. Washington Capitals; 3. Boston Bruins; 4. Colorado Avalanche; 5. New York Islanders; 6. Philadelphia Flyers; 7. Pittsburgh Penguins; 8. Carolina Hurricanes; 9. Winnipeg Jets; 10. Arizona Coyotes; 11. Vegas Golden Knights; 12. Dallas Stars; 13. Edmonton Oilers; 14. Toronto Maple Leafs; 15. Nashville Predators; 16. Tampa Bay Lightning

ADAM KIMELMAN

1. Washington Capitals; 2. Boston Bruins; 3. St. Louis Blues; 4. Colorado Avalanche; 5. Winnipeg Jets; 6. Toronto Maple Leafs; 7. Vegas Golden Knights; 8. Arizona Coyotes; 9. Philadelphia Flyers; 10. New York Islanders; 11. Pittsburgh Penguins; 12. Carolina Hurricanes; 13. Dallas Stars; 14. Nashville Predators; 15. Edmonton Oilers; 16. Calgary Flames

ROBERT LAFLAMME

1. Washington Capitals; 2. Boston Bruins; 3. St. Louis Blues; 4. Colorado Avalanche; 5. New York Islanders; 6. Arizona Coyotes; 7. Carolina Hurricanes; 8. Philadelphia Flyers; 9. Winnipeg Jets; 10. Edmonton Oilers; 11. Pittsburgh Penguins; 12. Vegas Golden Knights; 13. Dallas Stars; 14. Toronto Maple Leafs; 15. Florida Panthers; 16. Tampa Bay Lightning

MIKE G. MORREALE

1. Washington Capitals; 2. Boston Bruins; 3. St. Louis Blues; 4. Pittsburgh Penguins; 5. New York Islanders; 6. Colorado Avalanche; 7. Carolina Hurricanes; 8. Vegas Golden Knights; 9. Arizona Coyotes; 10. Philadelphia Flyers; 11. Winnipeg Jets; 12. Edmonton Oilers; 13. Toronto Maple Leafs; 14. Tampa Bay Lightning; 15. Dallas Stars; 16. Calgary Flames

TRACEY MYERS

1. St. Louis Blues; 2. Washington Capitals; 3. New York Islanders; 4. Boston Bruins; 5. Colorado Avalanche; 6. Philadelphia Flyers; 7. Toronto Maple Leafs; 8. Pittsburgh Penguins; 9. Vegas Golden Knights; 10. Carolina Hurricanes; 11. Arizona Coyotes; 12. Winnipeg Jets; 13. Edmonton Oilers; 14. Calgary Flames; 15. Dallas Stars; 16. Nashville Predators

BILL PRICE

1. Boston Bruins; 2. Washington Capitals; 3. St. Louis Blues; 4. Colorado Avalanche; 5. New York Islanders; 6. Philadelphia Flyers; 7. Arizona Coyotes; 8. Carolina Hurricanes; 9. Pittsburgh Penguins; 10. Vegas Golden Knights; 11. Toronto Maple Leafs; 12. Winnipeg Jets; 13. Dallas Stars; 14. Edmonton Oilers; 15. Nashville Predators; 16. Tampa Bay Lightning

SHAWN P. ROARKE

1. Washington Capitals; 2. St. Louis Blues; 3. Colorado Avalanche; 4. Boston Bruins; 5. Pittsburgh Penguins; 6. Vegas Golden Knights; 7. Carolina Hurricanes; 8. Nashville Predators; 9. Philadelphia Flyers; 10. New York Islanders; 11. Winnipeg Jets; 12. Arizona Coyotes; 13. Minnesota Wild; 14. Calgary Flames; 15. Toronto Maple Leafs; 16. Tampa Bay Lightning

DAN ROSEN

1. St. Louis Blues; 2. Washington Capitals; 3. Boston Bruins; 4. Colorado Avalanche; 5. Carolina Hurricanes; 6. Vegas Golden Knights; 7. Philadelphia Flyers; 8. New York Islanders; 9. Pittsburgh Penguins; 10. Toronto Maple Leafs; 11. Winnipeg Jets; 12. Dallas Stars; 13. Nashville Predators; 14. Arizona Coyotes; 15. Tampa Bay Lightning; 16. Montreal Canadiens

MIKE ZEISBERGER

1. Washington Capitals; 2. Boston Bruins; 3. St. Louis Blues; 4. Colorado Avalanche; 5. Pittsburgh Penguins; 6. New York Islanders; 7. Vegas Golden Knights; 8. Arizona Coyotes; 9. Carolina Hurricanes; 10. Philadelphia Flyers; 11. Toronto Maple Leafs; 12. Tampa Bay Lightning; 13. Nashville Predators; 14. Winnipeg Jets; 15. Dallas Stars; 16. Calgary Flames

 

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