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Super 16: Stars rise, Flames return to rankings

Panthers, Islanders switch places; Coyotes drop out

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

Super 16 Power Rankings

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The Dallas Stars are up three spots, and the Calgary Flames are back in the NHL.com Super 16 this week.

The Stars, No. 12 last week, are No. 9. The Flames are No. 16, knocking out the Arizona Coyotes. 

The top six teams are the same from last week. The Florida Panthers and New York Islanders swapped spots at Nos. 7 and 8, and the Carolina Hurricanes dropped two places.

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. Washington Capitals (34-12-5)

Total points: 206

Last week: No. 1

Hit: The Capitals have an NHL-high 19 road wins this season (19-6-1).

Miss: Evgeny Kuznetsov had one assist in his past six games. The center hasn't scored in nine games.

Video: Hradek on Capitals' goaltending situation, trades

 

2. St. Louis Blues (31-12-8)

Total points: 188

Last week: No. 2

Hit: Zach Sanford has five points (two goals, three assists) in his past three games. The forward had one goal, one assist, four shots on goal and five hits in a 5-4 shootout win at the Flames on Tuesday, the Blues' first shootout victory of the season (1-3).

Miss: Vladimir Tarasenko, who had surgery on his left shoulder Oct. 29, could be out until late April, general manager Doug Armstrong said. The forward initially was expected to miss five months, which would have put him back in late March, but Armstrong said Monday that his recovery could be closer to six months.

 

3. Boston Bruins (29-10-12)

Total points: 182

Last week: No. 3

Hit: The Bruins have earned at least one point in 26 of 28 home games (17-2-9).

Miss: They play 18 of their final 31 games on the road, including 11 of their next 17 through March 5.

Video: Best highlights of David Pastrnak's season thus far

 

4. Pittsburgh Penguins (31-14-5)

Total points: 166

Last week: No. 4

Hit: The Penguins have won three games after trailing by at least three goals, tying their single-season record (2008-09). The NHL record is four, accomplished by the 1983-84 Minnesota North Stars, 1983-84 Edmonton Oilers and 1989-90 Detroit Red Wings.

Miss: NHL All-Star defenseman Kris Letang has no goals and five assists in 12 games since Dec. 30.

 

5. Tampa Bay Lightning (30-15-5)

Total points: 164

Last week: No. 5

Hit: Steven Stamkos has five goals and four assists during a five-game point streak. The center had 15 points (four goals, 11 assists) in the 15 games prior to the streak.

Miss: Yanni Gourde has been held without a point in eight straight games. The forward had no goals and five assists in 29 games since Nov. 27.

 

6. Colorado Avalanche (28-15-6)

Total points: 140

Last week: No. 6

Hit: The Avalanche went 5-2-2 in January, giving them four straight months with a points percentage above .500 (8-2-2 in October, 8-6-0 in November, 7-5-2 in December). It's the first time since 2003-04 that they were above .500 in each of the first four calendar months of a season.

Miss: They are 2-for-25 on the power play (8.0 percent) in their past eight games.

Video: Best highlights of Nathan MacKinnon's season thus far

 

7. Florida Panthers (28-16-5)

Total points: 116

Last week: No. 8

Hit: Florida has won six straight games, scoring at least four goals in each and going 7-for-20 on the power play (35.0 percent).

Miss: The Panthers will play 10 of their next 14 games on the road, where they have won four in a row.

 

8. New York Islanders (29-15-5)

Total points: 108

Last week: No. 7

Hit: The Islanders were 2-for-2 on the power play in a 4-2 win against the New York Rangers on Jan. 21 after going 2-for-25 in their previous 12 games.

Miss: Mathew Barzal has scored one goal in 14 games since Dec. 27. The center was benched for the third period against the Rangers, the Islanders' final game before their 10-day break.

 

9. Dallas Stars (28-18-4)

Total points: 101

Last week: No. 12

Hit: Jamie Benn needs five goals to reach 300 in his NHL career. The forward played his 795th NHL game, all with the Stars, in a 5-3 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday. 

Miss: Roope Hintz is day to day with an upper-body injury. The forward did not play against Toronto.

Video: BUF@DAL: Benn puts home carom off the ends boards

 

10. Columbus Blue Jackets (27-16-8)

Total points: 89

Last week: No. 10

Hit: The Blue Jackets have allowed six goals in their season-high six-game winning streak.

Miss: Nothing, once you realize they've won six in a row and are 16-2-4 in their past 22 games despite a significant number of injuries: forwards Josh Anderson (shoulder), Brandon Dubinsky (wrist) and Alexandre Texier (back); defensemen Ryan Murray (lower body) and Dean Kukan (knee); and goalie Joonas Korpisalo (knee).

 

11. Carolina Hurricanes (29-18-3)

Total points: 84

Last week: No. 9

Hit: The Hurricanes have an NHL-high .941 winning percentage in games they lead after the first period (16-0-1). They are one of two teams (Capitals) without a regulation loss when leading after the first.

Miss: They're 1-for-23 on the power play (4.3 percent) in nine games since Jan. 5.

 

12. Vancouver Canucks (29-18-4)

Total points: 78

Last week: No. 11

Hit: The Canucks have won nine consecutive home games since Dec. 19. They're 17-5-3 at Rogers Arena this season.

Miss: Forward Brock Boeser had no points in five straight games before he had an assist in a 5-2 win at the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday.

Video: STL@VAN: Miller drills one home from the slot

 

13. Philadelphia Flyers (27-17-6)

Total points: 43

Last week: No. 13

Hit: The Flyers are 17-4-4 at home, and a big reason is their special teams. They have scored on 23.0 percent of their power plays (10th in NHL) and killed 86.8 percent of power plays (third) at Wells Fargo Center.

Miss: They are 10-13-2 on the road, and a big reason, again, is their special teams. They have scored on 15.6 percent on their power plays (tied for 23rd) and killed 77.6 percent of power plays (24th) on the road.

 

14. Toronto Maple Leafs (27-17-7)

Total points: 36

Last week: No. 15

Hit: The Maple Leafs have allowed three power-play goals in their past nine games since Jan. 4, going 18-for-21 (85.7 percent) on the penalty kill. They killed 66.7 percent (14-for-21) of power plays in nine games from Dec. 14-Jan. 2.

Miss: Toronto has two wins in its past seven home games (2-2-3).

 

15. Edmonton Oilers (26-18-6)

Total points: 31

Last week: No. 14

Hit: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had four goals and five assists during a six-game point streak. The center has had at least one point in eight of the past nine games, with six goals and eight assists in that span.

Miss: Mikko Koskinen has a 4.18 goals-against average and an .867 save percentage (19 goals against on 143 shots) in five games since Dec. 21.

 

16. Calgary Flames (27-19-6)

Total points: 23

Last week: NR

Hit: The Flames are tied with the Penguins for second in the NHL with 12 wins in games when they allowed the first goal (Capitals, 14). They are 12-16-3.

Miss: Calgary has allowed the first goal in an NHL-high 31 games.

 

Others receiving points: Vegas Golden Knights 7, Arizona Coyotes 6

Dropped out: Coyotes (No. 16)

 

HERE'S HOW WE RANKED 'EM

 

AMALIE BENJAMIN

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

TIM CAMPBELL

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

BRIAN COMPTON

1. Washington Capitals; 2. Boston Bruins; 3. St. Louis Blues; 4. Tampa Bay Lightning; 5. Pittsburgh Penguins; 6. New York Islanders; 7. Florida Panthers; 8. Columbus Blue Jackets; 9. Vancouver Canucks; 10. Colorado Avalanche; 11. Dallas Stars; 12. Philadelphia Flyers; 13. Carolina Hurricanes; 14. Toronto Maple Leafs; 15. Edmonton Oilers; 16. Calgary Flames

NICHOLAS J. COTSONIKA

1. Washington Capitals; 2. St. Louis Blues; 3. Boston Bruins; 4. Pittsburgh Penguins; 5. Tampa Bay Lightning; 6. Florida Panthers; 7. Dallas Stars; 8. Colorado Avalanche; 9. Columbus Blue Jackets; 10. New York Islanders; 11. Carolina Hurricanes; 12. Edmonton Oilers; 13. Vancouver Canucks; 14. Philadelphia Flyers; 15. Toronto Maple Leafs; 16. Calgary Flames

TOM GULITTI

1. Washington Capitals; 2. St. Louis Blues; 3. Boston Bruins; 4. Pittsburgh Penguins; 5. Tampa Bay Lightning; 6. Colorado Avalanche; 7. Florida Panthers; 8. Columbus Blue Jackets; 9. New York Islanders; 10. Carolina Hurricanes; 11. Dallas Stars; 12. Philadelphia Flyers; 13. Vancouver Canucks; 14. Edmonton Oilers; 15. Toronto Maple Leafs; 16. Calgary Flames

ADAM KIMELMAN

1. Washington Capitals; 2. Tampa Bay Lightning; 3. St. Louis Blues; 4. Boston Bruins; 5. Colorado Avalanche; 6. Pittsburgh Penguins; 7. Dallas Stars; 8. Florida Panthers; 9. Vancouver Canucks; 10. Carolina Hurricanes; 11. Columbus Blue Jackets; 12. New York Islanders; 13. Vegas Golden Knights; 14. Philadelphia Flyers; 15. Calgary Flames; 16. Toronto Maple Leafs

ROBERT LAFLAMME

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

MIKE G. MORREALE

1. Washington Capitals; 2. Pittsburgh Penguins; 3. St. Louis Blues; 4. Boston Bruins; 5. Tampa Bay Lightning; 6. Colorado Avalanche; 7. Columbus Blue Jackets; 8. New York Islanders; 9. Florida Panthers; 10. Dallas Stars; 11. Carolina Hurricanes; 12. Philadelphia Flyers; 13. Vancouver Canucks; 14. Toronto Maple Leafs; 15. Edmonton Oilers; 16. Calgary Flames

TRACEY MYERS

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

BILL PRICE

1. Washington Capitals; 2. St. Louis Blues; 3. Boston Bruins; 4. Pittsburgh Penguins; 5. Colorado Avalanche; 6. Tampa Bay Lightning; 7. New York Islanders; 8. Dallas Stars; 9. Florida Panthers; 10. Vancouver Canucks; 11. Carolina Hurricanes; 12. Columbus Blue Jackets; 13. Toronto Maple Leafs; 14. Calgary Flames; 15. Edmonton Oilers; 16. Philadelphia Flyers

SHAWN P. ROARKE

1. Washington Capitals; 2. Tampa Bay Lightning; 3. Boston Bruins; 4. St. Louis Blues; 5. Pittsburgh Penguins; 6. Colorado Avalanche; 7. Dallas Stars; 8. Florida Panthers; 9. Columbus Blue Jackets; 10. New York Islanders; 11. Vancouver Canucks; 12. Carolina Hurricanes; 13. Calgary Flames; 14. Toronto Maple Leafs; 15. Vegas Golden Knights; 16. Philadelphia Flyers

DAN ROSEN

1. Washington Capitals; 2. St. Louis Blues; 3. Tampa Bay Lightning; 4. Colorado Avalanche; 5. Pittsburgh Penguins; 6. Boston Bruins; 7. Columbus Blue Jackets; 8. Florida Panthers; 9. Vancouver Canucks; 10. Carolina Hurricanes; 11. New York Islanders; 12. Dallas Stars; 13. Philadelphia Flyers; 14. Edmonton Oilers; 15. Toronto Maple Leafs; 16. Calgary Flames

MIKE ZEISBERGER

1. Washington Capitals; 2. Boston Bruins; 3. St. Louis Blues; 4. Pittsburgh Penguins; 5. Tampa Bay Lightning; 6. Colorado Avalanche; 7. New York Islanders; 8. Florida Panthers; 9. Toronto Maple Leafs; 10. Dallas Stars; 11. Carolina Hurricanes; 12. Vancouver Canucks; 13. Columbus Blue Jackets; 14. Philadelphia Flyers; 15. Edmonton Oilers; 16. Calgary Flames

 

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