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Super 16: Hurricanes, Stars, Jets, Lightning reenter rankings

Capitals remain at No. 1; Predators, Flames, Flyers, Maple Leafs drop out

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

Four teams that weren't in the Super 16 power rankings last week are in it this week, led by the Carolina Hurricanes at No. 8.

The Hurricanes, who missed being ranked last week by eight voting points, are back in on the heels of their four-game winning streak. 

The Dallas Stars, who received three voting points last week, have convinced the voters enough by going 11-1-1 since Oct. 19 to get in this week at No. 10. The Winnipeg Jets, winners of three straight, all on the road, follow the Stars at No. 11 after receiving one voting point last week.

The Tampa Bay Lightning are also back in at No. 15.

The Nashville Predators, Calgary Flames, Philadelphia Flyers and Toronto Maple Leafs dropped out to make room for the Hurricanes, Stars, Jets and Lightning.

The Washington Capitals are No. 1 for the second straight week.

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 (16-4-4)

Total points: 202

Last week: No. 1

Hit: The Capitals are the only team in the NHL with six players who have at least 18 points.

Miss: Nicklas Backstrom is day to day with an upper-body injury. The center, who has 18 points (four goals, 14 assists), missed his first game of the season Wednesday. 

Video: Most points through the first 20 games in WSH history

 

2. Boston Bruins (13-3-5)

Total points: 187

Last week: No. 3

Hit: Center David Krejci has six assists in his past four games.

Miss: The Bruins are 0-4 in the shootout this season, including three shootout losses in their past five games.

 

3. New York Islanders (15-3-1)

Total points: 181

Last week: No. 4

Hit: The Islanders have points in 15 straight games (14-0-1), tying their record for consecutive games with a point. They have had a 15-game point streak three previous times, but not since the 1981-82 season.

Miss: Nothing.

Video: NYI@PIT: Nelson wins it in overtime with second goal

 

4. St. Louis Blues (13-4-5)

Total points: 179

Last week: No. 2

Hit: The Blues are 11-0-5 in games decided by two goals or fewer. They are the only team in the NHL without a regulation loss in such games.

Miss: Forward Sammy Blais will have have surgery on his right wrist and miss at least 10 weeks, the Blues announced Wednesday. Blais has eight points (five goals, three assists) in 20 games this season. 

 

5. Colorado Avalanche (13-6-2)

Total points: 144

Last week: No. 5

Hit: Andre Burakovsky has scored five goals in his past three games. The forward has scored 10 goals in 21 games this season, two fewer than he scored in 76 games with the Capitals last season. He is seven goals away from tying his NHL career high for a season. He scored 17 in 79 games in 2015-16.

Miss: The Avalanche gave up six power-play goals in back-to-back games against the Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks last week. They are 20th on the penalty kill (78.4 percent).

Video: COL@CGY: MacKinnon sets up Burakovsky on the rush

 

6. Edmonton Oilers (14-6-3)

Total points: 142

Last week: No. 6

Hit: The Oilers are 10-for-23 on the power play (43.5 percent) and 22-for-24 on the penalty kill (91.7 percent) in their past seven games. 

Miss: They have lost their past two games that have gone into overtime after winning three of their first four, including one in a shootout.

 

7. Arizona Coyotes (13-7-2)

Total points: 123

Last week: No. 7

Hit: Forward Conor Garland leads the Coyotes with 10 goals, including three in his past four games. 

Miss: Nick Schmaltz has no goals in 12 straight games and one in his past 17 after the center scored three goals in the first five games of the season.

 

8. Carolina Hurricanes (13-7-1)

Total points: 115

Last week: NR

Hit: The Hurricanes have scored at least four goals in each of their past four games, all wins. They have had multigoal leads in each of the games as well.

Miss: Nothing right now.

Video: CAR@CHI: Svechnikov snipes goal into the top shelf

 

9. Florida Panthers (11-5-5)

Total points: 96

Last week: No. 9

Hit: The Panthers scored at least one power-play goal in nine straight games before going 0-for-4 in a 5-2 win against the Flyers on Tuesday.

Miss: They have allowed the first goal in six of their past seven games but have gone 4-2-1.

 

10. Dallas Stars (12-8-2)

Total points: 77

Last week: NR

Hit: The Stars have won four in a row and have points in nine straight games (8-0-1). 

Miss: They have been winning without defenseman John Klingberg (lower body) and forwards Roope Hintz (upper body) and Mattias Janmark (lower body). Hintz has missed six straight games. Klingberg has missed five in a row and Janmark has been out the past four.

Video: VAN@DAL: Benn lifts rebound home from circle for PPG

 

11. Winnipeg Jets (13-8-1)

Total points: 74

Last week: NR

Hit: The Jets lead the NHL in wins by one goal this season (10). Eight of their past nine wins have been by one goal. They have also held the opposition to three goals or fewer in 15 of their 22 games, going 12-2-1 in those games.

Miss: Forward Patrik Laine's goal in a 2-1 win against the Predators on Tuesday was his second in 15 games since Oct. 12.

 

12. Pittsburgh Penguins (11-7-3)

Total points: 68

Last week: No. 12

Hit: Evgeni Malkin has 10 points (two goals, eight assists) in his past seven games, including four multipoint games. The Penguins' new top line of Malkin, Bryan Rust and Jake Guentzel has 12 points (five goals, seven assists) in their past two games.

Miss: Their injury list is significant with forwards Sidney Crosby (core muscle surgery), Patric Hornqvist (lower body) and Nick Bjugstad (lower body), and defenseman Kris Letang (lower body) all on it.

 

13. Vegas Golden Knights (11-9-3)

Total points: 54

Last week: No. 10
 
Hit:
Max Pacioretty has scored two points in three straight games (two goals, four assists), and the forward has 12 points (six goals, six assists) in 11 games since Oct. 27.

Miss: The Golden Knights still have not gotten a win from backup goalie Malcolm Subban, who is 0-3-2 with a 3.42 goals-against average and .888 save percentage.

Video: CGY@VGK: Pacioretty wires home wrister on the rush

 

14. Montreal Canadiens (11-6-5)

Total points: 52

Last week: No. 16

Hit: Montreal's top line of Phillip Danault, Brendan Gallagher and Tomas Tatar has 17 points (five goals, 12 assists) in the past five games.

Miss: The Canadiens have allowed four power-play goals on 12 chances in the past four games. They are third-to-last in the NHL on the penalty kill (72.5 percent).

 

15. Tampa Bay Lightning (9-7-2)

Total points: 26

Last week: NR

Hit: The Lightning have trailed going into the first intermission in one game this season. They've outscored their opponents 24-12 in the first period.

Miss: They have been outscored 50-40 after the first period.

 

16. Vancouver Canucks (10-8-4)

Total points: 24

Last week: No. 11

Hit: Center Bo Horvat ended a nine-game goal drought by scoring in a 6-1 loss to Dallas on Tuesday.

Miss: The Canucks have one win in their past eight games (1-5-2) and they've allowed at least four goals in five of those games, including three in a row.

Video: VAN@DAL: Horvat nets short-side wrister on breakaway

Others receiving points: Philadelphia Flyers 15, Nashville Predators 3, Calgary Flames 3, Buffalo Sabres 1, San Jose Sharks 1

Dropped out: Predators (No. 8), Flames (No. 13), Flyers (No. 14), Toronto Maple Leafs (No. 15)

 

HERE'S HOW WE RANKED 'EM

AMALIE BENJAMIN

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

TIM CAMPBELL

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

BRIAN COMPTON

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

NICHOLAS J. COTSONIKA

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

TOM GULITTI

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

ADAM KIMELMAN

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

ROBERT LAFLAMME

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

MIKE G. MORREALE

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

TRACEY MYERS

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

BILL PRICE

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

SHAWN P. ROARKE

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

DAN ROSEN

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

MIKE ZEISBERGER

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

 

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