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Super 16: Capitals, Hurricanes make big jumps; Lightning stay at No. 1

Washington climbs three spots, Carolina moves up four; Stars join power rankings

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

Super 16 Power Rankings

Check out this week's Super 16 Power Rankings

See which one of your favorite teams moved in or out of this week's Super 16 Power Rankings

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Two Metropolitan Division teams made the biggest moves up the Super 16 this week.

The Washington Capitals moved up three spots to No. 6, and the Carolina Hurricanes jumped four spots to No. 11, giving the Metropolitan Division four teams in the top 11, including the New York Islanders at No. 9 and the Pittsburgh Penguins at No. 10.

The Metropolitan Division leads the rankings this week with five teams in the Super 16. The Central Division has four, with the Dallas Stars replacing the Minnesota Wild at No. 16. The Atlantic Division also has four teams ranked, including three in the top five, and the Pacific Division has three, including two in the top four.

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 latest Super 16:

 

1. Tampa Bay Lightning (51-12-4)

Total points: 208

Last week: No. 1

Hit: The Lightning are 12-1-0 and have outscored the opposition 54-26 since Feb. 9.

Miss: Nothing here.

Video: WPG@TBL: Stamkos hammers home one-timer for PPG

 

2. Boston Bruins (40-17-9)

Total points: 189

Last week: No. 2

Hit: The Bruins are 13-0-4 in their past 17 games. They haven't lost in regulation since losing 3-2 to the New York Rangers on Jan. 19.

Miss: Forward Marcus Johansson sustained a lung contusion when he was hit by Carolina Hurricanes forward Micheal Ferland in the first period Tuesday. He stayed overnight at Massachusetts General Hospital and was discharged Wednesday. He will be re-evaluated in one week.

Video: CAR@BOS: Krejci, DeBrusk team up for overtime winner

 

3. Calgary Flames (41-19-7)

Total points: 181

Last week: No. 3

Hit: Johnny Gaudreau has five points, all assists, in the past five games. The forward is sixth in the NHL with 84 points (30 goals, 54 assists). 

Miss: The Flames have been held to two goals or fewer in six of their past seven games, including a 2-1 loss at the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday. It's a significant dip in scoring for a team that averages 3.49 goals per game, fourth in the NHL.

Video: NYI@CGY: Gaudreau picks the corner for his 30th

 

4. San Jose Sharks (39-19-8)

Total points: 163

Last week: No. 4

Hit: The Sharks are 19-3-4 at SAP Center since Nov. 3, including each of their past two games without defenseman Erik Karlsson (groin) and forward Evander Kane (undisclosed). Ten of their remaining 16 games will be at home.

Miss: Karlsson and Kane each could miss a third straight game when the Sharks play the Montreal Canadiens at SAP Center on Thursday (10:30 p.m. RT; NBCSCA, TSN2, RDS, NHL.TV).

Video: CHI@SJS: Sorensen puts Sharks ahead in the 3rd

 

5. Toronto Maple Leafs (41-21-5)

Total points: 141

Last week: No. 5

Hit: The Maple Leafs have 20 road wins, matching their total from last season in nine fewer games. They are 20-9-4 on the road this season after going 20-16-5 in 2017-18. 

Miss: They're missing defensemen Travis Dermott and Jake Gardiner because of injuries. Dermott (shoulder) has missed the past four games. Gardiner (back) has missed five in a row.

Video: BUF@TOR: Matthews, Gauthier score 28 seconds apart

 

6. Washington Capitals (39-21-7)

Total points: 138

Last week: No. 9

Hit: The Capitals have 54 points (25-10-4) against Eastern Conference opponents, second behind the Lightning (68), following their 5-3 win at the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday. Thirteen of their remaining 15 games are against the East.

Miss: Prior to playing the Flyers, the Capitals had allowed the first goal in the first four minutes of the first period in five straight games, including twice in the first minute against the New York Rangers.

 

7. Nashville Predators (39-25-5)

Total points: 131

Last week: No. 7

Hit: The Predators, who have won back-to-back games against the Wild in shootouts, also have scored two power-play goals in the past three games (2-for-6), both on shots by defenseman P.K. Subban; he scored one and had an assist on the other. They were 1-for-23 in their previous seven games.

Miss: The Predators have gone six straight games without a regulation win since defeating the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 at Bridgestone Arena on Feb. 21. Their three wins since have come in shootouts.

 

8. Winnipeg Jets (39-23-4)

Total points: 127

Last week: No. 6

Hit: Jets captain Blake Wheeler has six goals in the past three games, including four in a 5-2 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday.

Miss: Winnipeg has allowed six power-play goals in its past four games, going 7-for-13 on the penalty kill. They are 25th in the League on the penalty kill at 78.3 percent.

 

9. New York Islanders (38-21-7)

Total points: 112

Last week: No. 8

Hit: Andrew Ladd had assists in his first three games after coming off injured reserve. The left wing, who did not have a point in the Islanders' 5-4 shootout win against the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday, missed 44 games with a lower-body injury sustained Nov. 13.

Miss: Goalie Robin Lehner had to leave the game against the Senators after Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored to tie it at 4-4 with 4:40 remaining in the third period. There hasn't been an update yet, but the Islanders recalled goalie Christopher Gibson from Bridgeport of the American Hockey League on an emergency basis.

Video: OTT@NYI: Barzal tucks puck home in the shootout

 

10. Pittsburgh Penguins (35-22-9)

Total points: 79

Last week: No. 11

Hit: The Penguins are 7-2-2 since Feb. 11 and defenseman Brian Dumoulin returned to the lineup in a 3-2 win against the Florida Panthers after missing three games because of a concussion.

Miss: Pittsburgh still is missing defensemen Kris Letang (upper body), Olli Maatta (shoulder) and Chad Ruhwedel (upper body). Forward Bryan Rust (lower body) also is out.

 

11. Carolina Hurricanes (36-23-7)

Total points: 77

Last week: No. 15

Hit: Sebastian Aho has five goals in the past four games, giving him 29 goals and 75 points in 66 games this season. The first-line center has a point in 47 of Carolina's 66 games; the Hurricanes are 30-11-6 when he gets a point and 6-12-1 when he doesn't.

Miss: Ferland sustained an upper-body injury against the Bruins on Tuesday.

Video: CAR@BOS: Aho scores second goal on breakaway

 

12. St. Louis Blues (35-25-6)

Total points: 66

Last week: No. 10

Hit: The Blues are 24-6-3 in games when a defenseman scores at least one goal, the second-most wins in the NHL behind the Flames (25-3-4). St. Louis also has 41 goals from defensemen this season, tied for most in the League with the Minnesota Wild.

Miss: St. Louis had nine goals in its six previous games before its 5-4 win at the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday. Forward Vladimir Tarasenko has no goals in six straight games after scoring nine in his previous eight.

 

13. Vegas Golden Knights (37-26-5)

Total points: 61

Last week: No. 13

Hit: The Golden Knights have won five in a row and averaged 3.75 goals per game in the first four wins of their streak before their 2-1 victory against the Flames on Wednesday.

Miss: Forward Alex Tuch has one goal in 17 games since Jan. 23.

 

14. Montreal Canadiens (36-24-7)

Total points: 41

Last week: No. 14

Hit: Forward Brendan Gallagher has a goal in four straight games, giving him 30 in 67 games this season. He scored an NHL career-high 31 in 82 games in 2017-18.

Miss: Montreal's power-play struggles aren't going away. The Canadiens are 0-for-10 in their past five games and 1-for-25 in their past 11.

Video: MTL@LAK: Gallagher records 30th goal on deflection

 

15. Columbus Blue Jackets (37-26-3)

Total points: 28

Last week: No. 15

Hit: The Blue Jackets have won six of their past seven road games. They play 10 of their final 16 games on the road, including at the Penguins on Thursday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TVAS, ATTSN-PT, NHL.TV).

Miss: Center Matt Duchene has three points (one goal, two assists) in seven games with the Blue Jackets since coming to Columbus in a trade from the Ottawa Senators on Feb. 22.

 

16. Dallas Stars (34-27-5)

Total points: 18

Last week: NR

Hit: The Stars have won three in a row and four of their past five games (4-1-0) after losing four of their previous five (1-4-0). Defenseman John Klingberg has five points (two goals, three assists) in the past three games.

Miss: Andrew Cogliano has joined the Stars' list of injured players. The 31-year-old forward has missed the past three games with an upper-body injury. Cogliano, who could return against the Colorado Avalanche at American Airlines Center on Thursday (8:30 p.m. ET; FS-SW, ALT, NHL.TV), previously had not missed a game because of injury in his NHL career. He played in 929 of a possible 931 games, missing two last season because of a suspension.

 

Others receiving points: Minnesota Wild 5, Philadelphia Flyers 3

Dropped out: Minnesota Wild (No. 16)

 

HERE'S HOW WE RANKED 'EM

AMALIE BENJAMIN

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

TIM CAMPBELL

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

BRIAN COMPTON

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

NICHOLAS J. COTSONIKA

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

TOM GULITTI

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

ADAM KIMELMAN

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

ROBERT LAFLAMME

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

MIKE G. MORREALE

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

TRACEY MYERS

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

BILL PRICE

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

SHAWN P. ROARKE

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

DAN ROSEN

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

MIKE ZEISBERGER

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

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