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Super 16: Bruins new No. 1 in power rankings

Flyers, Avalanche move up, Stars drop six spots; Golden Knights return at No. 16

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

The Boston Bruins, who have won eight in a row, are the new No. 1 team in NHL.com's weekly Super 16, ending the Washington Capitals' run atop the power rankings.

The Capitals were No. 1 for three straight weeks. They are No. 2 this week.

The Philadelphia Flyers, with five straight wins and a seven-game point streak, moved up seven spots to No. 7. The Colorado Avalanche moved up five spots to No. 6.

The Vegas Golden Knights found their way back into the Super 16 thanks to a season-long four-game winning streak. The Dallas Stars took the biggest fall, dropping six spots to No. 12.

To create the power rankings, each of the 13 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. Boston Bruins (20-3-5)

Total points: 207

Last week: No. 2

Hit: The Bruins have outscored opponents 16-3 in the third period during their eight-game winning streak. They have a point in 12 straight (9-0-3).

Miss: Center Patrice Bergeron has missed five games with a lower-body injury.

Video: CAR@BOS: Krejci nets 200th goal off redirect in front

 

2. Washington Capitals (20-4-5)

Total points: 194

Last week: No. 1

Hit: Braden Holtby is 3-0-1 with a 2.18 goals-against average and .930 save percentage in his past four starts. He is 9-1-1 with a 2.22 GAA and .928 save percentage in 11 starts since Nov. 1.

Miss: Nicklas Backstrom has missed seven games. The center, who has an upper-body injury, hasn't played since Nov. 18.

 

3. St. Louis Blues (18-6-6)

Total points: 181

Last week: No. 4

Hit: David Perron had an eight-game point streak (three goals, six assists) end Wednesday. The forward leads the Blues with 28 points (11 goals, 17 assists).

Miss: Oskar Sundqvist (foot) is the latest Blues forward to land on injured reserve, joining Vladimir Tarasenko (shoulder), Alexander Steen (ankle) and Sammy Blais (wrist).

Video: STL@NSH: Perron puts home his own rebound on the rush

 

4. New York Islanders (18-6-2)

Total points: 164

Last week: No. 3

Hit: The Islanders are 15-0-1 this season and 53-2-3 since the start of last season when they score at least three goals.

Miss: They are 3-6-1 when they do not score three goals this season.

 

5. Edmonton Oilers (17-9-3)

Total points: 138

Last week: No. 5

Hit: Connor McDavid (51 points) and Leon Draisaitl (50 points) became the sixth and seventh players to get to 50 points in 29 games or fewer in the past quarter-century. The others are Mario Lemieux (twice), Jaromir Jagr, Sidney Crosby, Peter Forsberg and Ron Francis.

Miss: Forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has missed five games with a hand injury. 

 

6. Colorado Avalanche (17-8-2)

Total points: 137

Last week: No. 11

Hit: Gabriel Landeskog (lower body) is with the Avalanche on their road trip, which began in Toronto on Wednesday, and could return to the lineup either at the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday or at the Bruins on Saturday. The forward has missed 16 games.

Miss: Colin Wilson is out long term because of surgery to repair a lower-body injury. Like Landeskog, the forward has missed 16 games.

Video: CHI@COL: MacKinnon puts home Rantanen's nice pass

 

7. Philadelphia Flyers (16-7-5)

Total points: 124

Last week: No. 14

Hit: The Flyers have 16 goals from 10 scorers in their past three games.

Miss: They have been outscored 7-5 in the first period during their point streak and allowed the first goal in four of the seven games.

 

8. Winnipeg Jets (17-10-1)

Total points: 114

Last week: No. 10

Hit: Kyle Connor has 20 points (eight goals, 12 assists) in 18 games since Oct. 22. The forward had four points (three goals, one assist) in the first 10 games of the season.

Miss: Dmitry Kulikov will likely be out until late January with an upper-body injury. The defenseman was injured in a 3-0 win at the Anaheim Ducks on Nov. 29.

 

9. Arizona Coyotes (16-9-4)

Total points: 95

Last week: No. 8

Hit: Forward Christian Dvorak has five points (two goals, three assists) in a season-long four-game point streak.

Miss: Oliver Ekman-Larsson has three assists in 18 games since Oct. 30. The defenseman has 10 points (two goals, eight assists) in 29 games, a 28-point pace. Ekman-Larsson has averaged 44.5 points in six seasons since 2013-14.

Video: ANA@ARI: Dvorak completes hat trick

 

10. Carolina Hurricanes (16-11-1)

Total points: 82

Last week: No. 7

Hit: James Reimer has allowed four goals on 91 shots in his past three starts for a .956 save percentage. He allowed 23 in his first seven (.900).

Miss: The Hurricanes have lost three of their past four games and have scored two or fewer goals in four of their past five, including two shutouts.

 

11. Vegas Golden Knights (15-11-4)

Total points: 77

Last week: NR

Hit: Malcolm Subban, playing regularly because Marc-Andre Fleury has been tending to a family matter, has a 1.95 GAA and .941 save percentage in a four-game winning streak.

Miss: Cody Eakin is expected to miss a significant amount of time with an upper-body injury. The bottom-six center has seven points (three goals, four assists) in 24 games.

 

12. Dallas Stars (15-11-3)

Total points: 69

Last week: No. 6

Hit: Ben Bishop has a .935 save percentage in his past five starts (10 goals on 155 shots).

Miss: The Stars have not won in four consecutive games (0-3-1) after getting a point in 12 straight from Oct. 29 to Nov. 25 (11-0-1).

Video: Dallas Stars' Ben Bishop demos his stick handling

 

13. Pittsburgh Penguins (15-9-4)

Total points: 63

Last week: No. 9

Hit: Evgeni Malkin had eight points (two goals, six assists) in three games before not getting one against the Blues on Wednesday. The center had 15 points (four goals, 11 assists) in the previous eight.

Miss: Brian Dumoulin and Patric Hornqvist are the latest Penguins to be out long term. Dumoulin, a defenseman, had surgery Sunday to repair lacerated tendons in his left ankle and will be out a minimum of eight weeks. He joins Sidney Crosby (core muscle), Nick Bjugstad (lower body) and defenseman Justin Schultz (lower body) on injured reserve. Schultz is nearing a return. Hornqvist will be out longer term with a lower-body injury. Forward Bryan Rust (lower body) is also out of the lineup.

 

14. Tampa Bay Lightning (13-9-3)

Total points: 43

Last week: No. 12

Hit: Nikita Kucherov has 12 points (four goals, eight assists) in a season-long six-game point streak. The forward scored the overtime goal in a 3-2 win against the Nashville Predators on Tuesday.

Miss: The Lightning have allowed at least one power-play goal in four straight games, going 7-for-12 on the penalty kill.

 

15. Florida Panthers (13-9-5)

Total points: 36

Last week: No. 13

Hit: Jonathan Huberdeau has 20 points (six goals, 14 assists); and Aleksander Barkov has 19 points (nine goals, 10 assists), including five power-play goals, in 15 games since Oct. 30. 

Miss: The Panthers have lost four of their past five games in regulation, allowing at least four goals in each despite going 7-for-7 on the penalty kill.

 

16. San Jose Sharks (15-13-1)

Total points: 17

Last week: No. 15

Hit: Timo Meier has 14 points (seven goals, seven assists) in 14 games since Nov. 5. The forward had four points (two goals, two assists) in the first 15 games of the season.

Miss: The Sharks are 0-for-17 on the power play in eight games since Nov. 19. They didn't have a power play in a 5-2 loss to the Capitals on Tuesday.

Video: SJS@ARI: Meier tips the puck home in the 2nd period

 

Others receiving points: Vancouver Canucks 16, Minnesota Wild 8, Buffalo Sabres 2, Toronto Maple Leafs 1

Dropped out: Montreal Canadiens (No. 16)

 

HERE'S HOW WE RANKED 'EM

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

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

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

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

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

ADAM KIMELMAN
1. Boston Bruins; 2. Washington Capitals; 3. St. Louis Blues; 4. Colorado Avalanche; 5. Winnipeg Jets; 6. Edmonton Oilers; 7. New York Islanders; 8. Vegas Golden Knights; 9. Philadelphia Flyers; 10. Arizona Coyotes; 11. Carolina Hurricanes; 12. Dallas Stars; 13. Florida Panthers; 14. Vancouver Canucks; 15. Pittsburgh Penguins; 16. San Jose Sharks

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

MIKE G. MORREALE
1. Boston Bruins; 2. Washington Capitals; 3. New York Islanders; 4. St. Louis Blues; 5. Carolina Hurricanes; 6. Pittsburgh Penguins; 7. Tampa Bay Lightning; 8. Philadelphia Flyers; 9. Colorado Avalanche; 10. Dallas Stars; 11. Edmonton Oilers; 12. Vegas Golden Knights; 13. Winnipeg Jets; 14. Arizona Coyotes; 15. San Jose Sharks; 16. Buffalo Sabres

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

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

SHAWN P. ROARKE
1. Boston Bruins; 2. Washington Capitals; 3. St. Louis Blues; 4. New York Islanders; 5. Colorado Avalanche; 6. Winnipeg Jets; 7. Vegas Golden Knights; 8. Carolina Hurricanes; 9. Philadelphia Flyers; 10. Dallas Stars; 11. Edmonton Oilers; 12. Pittsburgh Penguins; 13. San Jose Sharks; 14. Minnesota Wild; 15. Florida Panthers; 16. Tampa Bay Lightning

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

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

 

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