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Super 16: Bruins enter top five of power rankings

Blues use 11-game winning streak to reach No. 10; Maple Leafs fall two spots

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

Super 16 Power Rankings

Check out this week's Super 16 Power Rankings

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The Boston Bruins have used an 9-0-3 run to move up the NHL standings and into the top five of the Super 16 rankings.

The St. Louis Blues, who have won 11 straight and cracked the rankings last week for the first time since the first week of the season, were the biggest gainers, moving from No. 15 to No. 10.

The Tampa Bay Lightning remained the unanimous No. 1 choice, followed again by the San Jose Sharks. The Calgary Flames, Winnipeg Jets and Bruins, who rose three spots, rounded out the top five.

The Toronto Maple Leafs fell out of the top 5 to No. 7, and the Montreal Canadiens (No. 12) and Columbus Blue Jackets (No. 14) each fell three spots.

To create the power rankings, each of the 13 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. Tampa Bay Lightning (46-11-4)

Total points: 208

Last week: No. 1

Hit: Prior to being held off the scoresheet in a 5-2 win against the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday, forward Nikita Kucherov had 18 points (seven goals, 11 assists) in his previous five games for the Lightning, who have won seven straight and are 9-0-2 in their past 11 games.

Miss: Defenseman Victor Hedman did not play Tuesday because of a lower-body injury.

Video: Breaking down Kucherov's five-point night vs. CBJ

 

2. San Jose Sharks (35-17-8)

Total points: 181

Last week: No. 2

Hit: Center Joe Thornton had a hat trick in a 6-5 overtime loss to the Bruins on Monday and has 12 points (three goals, nine assists) in his past 11 games.

Miss: San Jose plays its next four games on the road, including three against teams currently holding a Stanley Cup Playoff spot. The Sharks are 16-12-3 away from SAP Center this season.

Video: BOS@SJS: Thornton takes lead with hat trick

 

3. Calgary Flames (37-16-7)

Total points: 174

Last week: No. 4

Hit: Defenseman Mark Giordano leads the NHL with a plus-29 rating and has already set an NHL career high with 58 points.

Miss: Forward Matthew Tkachuk has scored 24 goals this season, but none in his past 12 games.

Video: ARI@CGY: Giordano pots goal on the backhand

 

4. Winnipeg Jets (36-20-4)

Total points: 167

Last week: No. 3

Hit: Forward Blake Wheeler is second in the NHL with 57 assists.

Miss: The Jets have lost six of their past eight games (2-4-2) and forward Patrik Laine has no goals in his past 15 games.

Video: ANA@WPG: Wheeler puts away his own rebound

 

5. Boston Bruins (36-17-8)

Total points: 164

Last week: No. 8

Hit: The Bruins have won seven in a row and are 9-0-3 in their past 12 games, including sweeping a California road trip for the first time in their history.

Miss: Boston does not have a 20-goal scorer outside of its top line of Brad Marchand (23), Patrice Bergeron (21) and the injured David Pastrnak (31).

 

6. New York Islanders (35-18-6)

Total points: 138

Last week: No. 6

Hit: After allowing an NHL-high 293 goals last season, the Islanders have given up an NHL-low 137, including two or fewer in 13 of their past 17 games.

Miss: Forward Anders Lee has scored two goals in his past 13 games.

 

7. Toronto Maple Leafs (36-19-4)

Total points: 133

Last week: No. 5

Hit: Center Auston Matthews has seven points (four goals, three assists) in his past five games. 

Miss: Toronto has scored two goals in its past two games (0-1-1) and plays its next four at home, where it is 17-11-1 compared to 19-8-3 on the road. Center John Tavares has not scored a goal in his past five games.

Video: TOR@VGK: Matthews pots 100th goal on power play

 

8. Nashville Predators (35-22-5)

Total points: 126

Last week: No. 7

Hit: Defenseman Roman Josi has 13 points (five goals, eight assists) and is plus-8 in his past 10 games.

Miss: Nashville has lost four of its past six games (2-3-1), allowing at least three goals in five of them.

 

9. Washington Capitals (33-20-7)

Total points: 103

Last week: No. 10

Hit: Forward Alex Ovechkin has scored five goals in his past five games and leads the NHL with 42. He's the fourth player in NHL history with at least 10 40-goal seasons, joining Wayne Gretzky (12), and Marcel Dionne and Mario Lemieux, who each also did it 10 times.

Miss: Braden Holtby's 3.04 goals-against average is the highest in his nine-season NHL career, and his .907 save percentage is tied for the lowest.

 

10. St. Louis Blues (32-22-5)

Total points: 92

Last week: No. 15

Hit: St. Louis has won a team-record 11 in a row while outscoring opponents 43-16, including three shutouts in its past four games. 

Miss: Forward Robby Fabbri has five points (two goals, three assists) in 25 games and hasn't scored in his past 14.

Video: TOR@STL: O'Reilly goes bar down for OT winner

 

11. Pittsburgh Penguins (32-21-7)

Total points: 71

Last week: No. 13

Hit: Defenseman Justin Schultz has two assists in three games after missing 53 because of a fractured left leg.

Miss: Matt Murray has allowed at least three goals in seven of his past 11 starts after going seven straight without allowing more than two.

 

12. Montreal Canadiens (32-21-7)

Total points: 65

Last week: No. 9

Hit: Forward Max Domi leads the Canadiens in points (52). He's scored three goals in his past two games and has 20 this season, the first time he's reached the mark in his four-year NHL career.

Miss: Forward Jonathan Drouin has no points and is minus-7 in five games after he had nine points (three goals, six assists) in three games.

 

13. Vegas Golden Knights (32-25-5)

Total points: 45

Last week: No. 12

Hit: Vegas is 11-5-2 against Pacific Division opponents this season.

Miss: Marc-Andre Fleury is 0-3-1 with a 3.97 GAA and .875 save percentage in his past four starts.

 

14. Columbus Blue Jackets (33-23-3)

Total points: 42

Last week: No. 11

Hit: Forward Cam Atkinson has 30 points (16 goals, 14 assists) in 30 games at home, where the Blue Jackets will play five of their next six games.

Miss: Forward and leading scorer Artemi Panarin, who missed a 3-2 loss to the Canadiens on Tuesday because of an illness, could be on the move prior to the 2019 NHL Trade Deadline on Monday at 3 p.m. ET.

Video: CBJ@CHI: Atkinson finishes give-and-go with Panarin

 

15. Carolina Hurricanes (31-23-6)

Total points: 31

Last week: 16

Hit: Goalies Curtis McElhinney and Petr Mrazek have helped the Hurricanes limit the opposition to two goals or fewer in five of their past six games.

Miss: They are still without center Jordan Staal, who has won a Carolina-high 56.6 percent of face-offs but hasn't played since Dec. 22 because of a concussion.

 

16. Dallas Stars (29-25-5)

Total points: 19

Last week: 14

Hit: Center Tyler Seguin, who leads the Stars in goals (25) and points (55), has scored seven goals in nine February games.

Miss: Dallas has lost three straight games, including two via shutout, and five of its past six (1-4-1).

 

Others receiving points: Philadelphia Flyers 8, Chicago Blackhawks 1

Dropped out: None

 

HERE'S HOW WE RANKED 'EM

AMALIE BENJAMIN
1. Tampa Bay Lightning; 2. San Jose Sharks; 3. Calgary Flames; 4. Winnipeg Jets; 5. Boston Bruins; 6. Toronto Maple Leafs; 7. New York Islanders; 8. Nashville Predators; 9. Montreal Canadiens; 10. Washington Capitals; 11. Columbus Blue Jackets; 12. Carolina Hurricanes; 13. St. Louis Blues; 14. Pittsburgh Penguins; 15. Vegas Golden Knights; 16. Dallas Stars

TIM CAMPBELL
1. Tampa Bay Lightning; 2. Calgary Flames; 3. Winnipeg Jets; 4. San Jose Sharks; 5. Nashville Predators; 6. Toronto Maple Leafs; 7. Boston Bruins; 8. Washington Capitals; 9. New York Islanders; 10. Pittsburgh Penguins; 11. Montreal Canadiens; 12. St. Louis Blues; 13. Vegas Golden Knights; 14. Columbus Blue Jackets; 15. Dallas Stars; 16. Carolina Hurricanes.

BRIAN COMPTON
1. Tampa Bay Lightning; 2. Boston Bruins; 3. Calgary Flames; 4. New York Islanders; 5. San Jose Sharks; 6. Toronto Maple Leafs; 7. Winnipeg Jets; 8. St. Louis Blues; 9. Washington Capitals; 10. Nashville Predators; 11. Montreal Canadiens; 12. Pittsburgh Penguins; 13. Carolina Hurricanes; 14. Columbus Blue Jackets; 15. Vegas Golden Knights; 16. Dallas Stars

NICHOLAS J. COTSONIKA
1. Tampa Bay Lightning; 2. San Jose Sharks; 3. Calgary Flames; 4. Boston Bruins; 5. New York Islanders; 6. Winnipeg Jets; 7. Toronto Maple Leafs; 8. Washington Capitals; 9. Nashville Predators; 10. Pittsburgh Penguins; 11. St. Louis Blues; 12. Montreal Canadiens; 13. Columbus Blue Jackets; 14. Carolina Hurricanes; 15. Vegas Golden Knights; 16. Philadelphia Flyers

TOM GULITTI
1. Tampa Bay Lightning; 2. San Jose Sharks; 3. Calgary Flames; 4. Boston Bruins; 5. Winnipeg Jets; 6. New York Islanders; 7. Toronto Maple Leafs; 8. Nashville Predators; 9. St. Louis Blues; 10, Washington Capitals; 11, Pittsburgh Penguins; 12. Montreal Canadiens; 13. Columbus Blue Jackets; 14. Vegas Golden Knights; 15. Carolina Hurricanes; 16. Dallas Stars.

ADAM KIMELMAN
1. Tampa Bay Lightning; 2. Calgary Flames; 3. Winnipeg Jets; 4. Boston Bruins; 5. San Jose Sharks; 6. New York Islanders; 7. Toronto Maple Leafs; 8. Washington Capitals; 9. Nashville Predators; 10. St. Louis Blues; 11. Vegas Golden Knights; 12. Pittsburgh Penguins; 13. Columbus Blue Jackets; 14. Dallas Stars; 15. Carolina Hurricanes; 16. Montreal Canadiens

ROBERT LAFLAMME
1. Tampa Bay Lightning; 2. Calgary Flames; 3. Winnipeg Jets; 4. San Jose Sharks; 5. Nashville Predators; 6. New York Islanders; 7. Boston Bruins; 8. Washington Capitals; 9. Toronto Maple Leafs; 10. St. Louis Blues; 11. Pittsburgh Penguins; 12. Vegas Golden Knights; 13. Montreal Canadiens; 14. Columbus Blue Jackets; 15. Dallas Stars; 16. Carolina Hurricanes

MIKE G. MORREALE
1. Tampa Bay Lightning; 2. San Jose Sharks; 3. Winnipeg Jets; 4. Toronto Maple Leafs; 5. Boston Bruins; 6. Nashville Predators; 7. Washington Capitals; 8. New York Islanders; 9. Calgary Flames; 10. Montreal Canadiens; 11. St. Louis Blues; 12. Pittsburgh Penguins; 13. Philadelphia Flyers; 14. Carolina Hurricanes 13. Columbus Blue Jackets; 16. Vegas Golden Knights

TRACEY MYERS
1. Tampa Bay Lightning, 2. Calgary Flames, 3. San Jose Sharks, 4. Boston Bruins, 5. New York Islanders, 6. Winnipeg Jets, 7. Toronto Maple Leafs, 8. Nashville Predators, 9. Washington Capitals, 10. St. Louis Blues, 11. Pittsburgh Penguins, 12. Montreal Canadiens, 13. Vegas Golden Knights, 14. Columbus Blue Jackets, 15. Dallas Stars, 16. Carolina Hurricanes.  

BILL PRICE
1. Tampa Bay Lightning; 2. San Jose Sharks; 3. Boston Bruins; 4. Winnipeg Jets; 5. Calgary Flames; 6. Nashville Predators; 7. Toronto Maple Leafs; 8. New York Islanders; 9. St. Louis Blues; 10. Washington Capitals; 11. Vegas Golden Knights; 12. Pittsburgh Penguins; 13. Montreal Canadiens; 14. Dallas Stars; 15. Columbus Blue Jackets; 16. Chicago Blackhawks

SHAWN P. ROARKE
1. Tampa Bay Lightning; 2. San Jose Sharks; 3. Boston Bruins; 4. Winnipeg Jets; 5. Nashville Predators; 6. New York Islanders; 7. Calgary Flames; 8. St. Louis Blues; 9. Toronto Maple Leafs; 10. Pittsburgh Penguins; 11. Washington Capitals; 12. Carolina Hurricanes; 13. Montreal Canadiens; 14. Dallas Stars; 15. Philadelphia Flyers; 16. Columbus Blue Jackets

DAN ROSEN
1. Tampa Bay Lightning; 2. San Jose Sharks; 3. Winnipeg Jets; 4. Calgary Flames; 5. Boston Bruins; 6. Toronto Maple Leafs; 7. New York Islanders; 8. Nashville Predators; 9. St. Louis Blues; 10. Washington Capitals; 11. Vegas Golden Knights; 12. Montreal Canadiens; 13. Columbus Blue Jackets; 14. Pittsburgh Penguins; 15. Carolina Hurricanes; 16. Dallas Stars

MIKE ZEISBERGER
1. Tampa Bay Lightning; 2. Calgary Flames; 3. Winnipeg Jets; 4. Boston Bruins; 5. San Jose Sharks; 6. New York Islanders; 7. Toronto Maple Leafs; 8. Nashville Predators; 9. St. Louis Blues; 10. Washington Capitals; 11. Pittsburgh Penguins; 12. Montreal Canadiens; 13. Vegas Golden Knights; 14. Columbus Blue Jackets; 15. Carolina Hurricanes; 16. Philadelphia Flyers

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