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Super 16: Bruins back on top of power rankings

Lightning drop to No. 3, Canucks take biggest fall

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

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The Boston Bruins returned to the top spot in the NHL.com Super 16 power rankings.

The Bruins have won 14 of their past 17 games and replaced the Tampa Bay Lightning, who held the top spot each of the past two weeks but dropped to No. 3.

The Colorado Avalanche, Edmonton Oilers and Toronto Maple Leafs each moved up three spots this week.

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Dallas Stars each fell three spots, to No. 8 and 9 respectively.

The Vancouver Canucks took the biggest fall, from No. 11 to No. 15.

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 (42-13-12)

Total points: 207

Last week: No. 2

Hit: The Bruins have given up the fewest goals in the NHL (161) and rank second on the power play (25.1 percent) and third on the penalty kill (84.0 percent) entering play Wednesday.

Miss: They're 0-7 in shootouts, one of three teams without a shootout win (Los Angeles Kings, Columbus Blue Jackets).

Video: BOS@TBL: DeBrusk beats Vasilevskiy on the break

 

2. St. Louis Blues (40-17-10)

Total points: 194

Last week: No. 3

Hit: The Blues have won eight straight games while outscoring opponents 28-13.

Miss: Forward David Perron, whose 25 goals are tied with Brayden Schenn for the Blues lead, has scored two in his past 15 games.

 

3. Tampa Bay Lightning (41-20-5)

Total points: 178

Last week: No. 1

Hit: Forward Nikita Kucherov had a personal 19-game point streak (31 points; 14 goals, 17 assists) before being held off the score sheet in a 2-1 loss to the Bruins on Tuesday.

Miss: The Lightning have lost five of six (1-5-0) while allowing 26 goals since an 11-game winning streak. Center Steven Stamkos is out 6-8 weeks because of a core muscle injury.

Video: CGY@TBL: Palat buries Kucherov's feed for PPG

 

4. Colorado Avalanche (40-18-8)

Total points: 168

Last week: No. 7

Hit: Colorado won seven in a row and outscored opponents 16-9 before a 4-3 overtime loss against the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday.

Miss: The Avalanche are without forwards Mikko Rantanen, Nazem Kadri, Andre Burakovsky and goalie Philipp Grubauer. Rookie defenseman Cale Makar (upper body) missed his second straight game Wednesday.

 

5. Washington Capitals (40-20-6)

Total points: 153

Last week: No. 4

Hit: The Capitals lead the NHL with 89 third-period goals and have a plus-19 differential.

Miss: Washington is 3-for-25 on the power play in its past nine games, including 0-for-5 in a 5-2 loss against the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday.

Video: WSH@MIN: Ovechkin one-times Kuznetsov's pass

 

6. Philadelphia Flyers (39-20-7)

Total points: 142

Last week: No. 8

Hit: The Flyers, who have won seven straight games, have six players who have scored at least 19 goals (Travis Konecny, 24; Kevin Hayes, 23; Sean Couturier, 21; Claude Giroux and James van Riemsdyk, 19 each).

Miss: Philadelphia coach Alain Vigneault announced after the game Wednesday that van Riemsdyk broke his hand in the first period while blocking a shot. It is unknown how long the forward will be out.

 

7. Vegas Golden Knights (37-23-8)

Total points: 125

Last week: No. 9

Hit: Goalie Robin Lehner made 27 saves for his first shutout of the season, 3-0 against the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday. He's stopped 59 of 61 shots in two games since he was traded to Vegas on Feb. 24.

Miss: Forward Mark Stone is week to week with a lower-body injury.

Video: NJD@VGK: Lehner blanks Devils in 300th NHL game

 

8. Pittsburgh Penguins (38-21-6)

Total points: 123

Last week: No. 5

Hit: John Marino scored in his return to the lineup, a 7-3 win against the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday after the defenseman missed 11 games with a facial injury.

Miss: The Penguins lost their previous six games in a row, getting outscored 24-8.

 

9. Dallas Stars (37-21-8)

Total points: 116

Last week: No. 6

Hit: Forward Denis Gurianov leads the Stars with 20 goals, including three in his past four games.

Miss: Goalie Ben Bishop (lower body) did not play in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday.

 

10. Edmonton Oilers (36-23-8)

Total points: 89

Last week: No. 13

Hit: Forwards Leon Draisaitl (108 points) and Connor McDavid (95) rank first and second respectively in the NHL in scoring.

Miss: One other Oilers player has more than 33 points (Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, 58).

Video: EDM@NSH: Draisaitl dazzles with four-goal game in win

 

11. Toronto Maple Leafs (35-24-8)

Total points: 59

Last week: No. 14

Hit: Center Auston Matthews has scored a goal in three straight games and is one behind Bruins forward David Pastrnak for the NHL lead (47).

Miss: The Maple Leafs are 7-11-2 in games not started by goalie Frederik Andersen.

 

12. New York Islanders (35-22-8)

Total points: 53

Last week: No. 10

Hit: Forward Jordan Eberle has eight points (five goals, three assists) in his past seven games.

Miss: New York has lost four straight games (0-2-2) and eight of its past 10 (2-6-2), while getting shut out three times.

 

13. Carolina Hurricanes (35-24-5)

Total points: 48

Last week: No. 12

Hit: Carolina is 10-5 after regulation, 5-0 in shootouts.

Miss: The Hurricanes have lost three straight games (0-2-1), allowing 11 goals since regular goalies Petr Mrazek and James Reimer were injured in a 6-3 win against the Maple Leafs on Feb. 22.

Video: COL@CAR: Teravainen blasts one-timer from far out

 

14. Columbus Blue Jackets (32-21-15)

Total points: 36

Last week: No. 15

Hit: Zach Werenski leads all defenseman with 20 goals and is seven points from tying his NHL career high of 47 set as a rookie in 2016-17.

Miss: Columbus will be without Oliver Bjorkstrand for 8-10 weeks because of an ankle injury. The forward leads the Blue Jackets with 21 goals.

 

15. Vancouver Canucks (34-26-6)

Total points: 31

Last week: No. 11

Hit: Forward Tyler Toffoli has seven points (five goals, two assists) in eight games since he was traded to the Canucks by the Kings on Feb. 17.

Miss: Vancouver has four wins in its past 14 games (4-8-2) while allowing at least three goals in eight straight games and 13 of its past 15.

 

16. Calgary Flames (35-26-7)

Total points: 25

Last week: NR

Hit: Forward Johnny Gaudreau has points in 11 of his past 13 games (15 points; three goals, 12 assists).

Miss: The Flames play 10 of their final 14 games on home ice, where they'd lost six of their past seven before rallying for a 3-2 overtime win against the Blue Jackets.

Video: CGY@FLA: Gaudreau pots far-side wrister for PPG

 

Others receiving points: Nashville Predators 10, Minnesota Wild 5, New York Rangers 3, Winnipeg Jets 3

Dropped out: Rangers (No. 16)

 

HERE'S HOW WE RANKED 'EM

AMALIE BENJAMIN

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

TIM CAMPBELL

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

BRIAN COMPTON

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

NICHOLAS J. COTSONIKA

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

TOM GULITTI

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

ADAM KIMELMAN

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

ROBERT LAFLAMME

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

MIKE G. MORREALE

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

TRACEY MYERS

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

BILL PRICE

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

SHAWN P. ROARKE

1. Boston Bruins; 2. St. Louis Blues; 3. Tampa Bay Lightning; 4. Vegas Golden Knights; 5. Colorado Avalanche; 6. Dallas Stars; 7. Washington Capitals; 8. Pittsburgh Penguins; 9. Philadelphia Flyers; 10. Edmonton Oilers; 11. Carolina Hurricanes; 12. Nashville Predators; 13. Vancouver Canucks; 14. Toronto Maple Leafs; 15. Calgary Flames; 16. Minnesota Wild.

DAN ROSEN

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

MIKE ZEISBERGER

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

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