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Super 16: Rangers surge into rankings; Golden Knights, Canucks rise

Penguins, Hurricanes fall; Lightning edge Bruins to remain No. 1

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

Super 16 Power Rankings

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One voting point made the difference in the Tampa Bay Lightning keeping their hold on the top spot in the NHL.com Super 16 power rankings for a third straight week.

The Lightning are No. 1 again despite losing three games in a row for the first time this season because they got 199 voting points and the Boston Bruins got 198.

Similarly, one voting point made the difference in the New York Rangers getting into the Super 16 for the first time this season.

The Rangers, winners of four straight games and eight of their past nine, got in with 22 voting points, one more than the Nashville Predators.

Video: Super 16: Blues, Bolts top the rankings

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. Tampa Bay Lightning (40-18-5)

Total points: 199

Last week: No. 1

Hit: Nikita Kucherov has at least one point in each of the past 17 games he's played since Jan. 14. The forward has 27 points (13 goals, 14 assists) and is plus-14 in that stretch.

Miss: Steven Stamkos reaggravated a lower-body injury in a 4-3 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday, the same injury that caused the center to miss three games from Feb. 10-13.

Video: TOR@TBL: Kucherov nets one-timer off Stamkos' feed

 

2. Boston Bruins (39-13-12)

Total points: 198

Last week: No. 2

Hit: Forward Brad Marchand has 10 points in a seven-game point streak (two goals, eight assists). 

Miss: The Bruins have lost two games in a row, allowing 14 goals.

 

3. St. Louis Blues (37-17-10)

Total points: 173

Last week: No. 5

Hit: The Blues have won five games in a row, and forward Vladimir Tarasenko could return from injury in the next few weeks. He hasn't played since Oct. 24 and has been recovering from surgery he had Oct. 29 to repair his dislocated left shoulder.

Miss: David Perron leads the Blues with 24 goals but has one in 12 games this month.

 

4. Washington Capitals (39-18-6)

Total points: 166

Last week: No. 4

Hit: Jakub Vrana has scored in his past two games after the forward didn't score in 11 straight.

Miss: The Capitals are 2-for-15 on the power play in their past six games, including one power play in each of the past two games.

Video: WPG@WSH: Vrana nets transition goal after turnover

 

5. Pittsburgh Penguins (37-19-6)

Total points: 147

Last week: No. 3

Hit: Evgeni Malkin played his 900th NHL regular-season game Wednesday, joining Sidney Crosby (977) and Mario Lemieux (915) as the players with that many games for the Penguins. 

Miss: Zach Aston-Reese has missed five games and the forward is week to week with a lower-body injury.

Video: TOR@PIT: Crosby, Zucker team up for power-play goal

 

6. Dallas Stars (37-20-6)

Total points: 141

Last week: No. 6

Hit: Tyler Seguin has 11 points (five goals, six assists) in his past 12 games. The forward has a goal in each of the past two games, including the game-winner in a 2-1 win against the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday.

Miss: The Stars are 71.0 percent (22-for-31) on the penalty kill since Feb. 3. That puts them 29th in the NHL in that stretch.

 

7. Colorado Avalanche (37-18-7)

Total points: 138

Last week: No. 7

Hit: The Avalanche will have an above .500 points percentage in each of the first five months of the season for the first time since 2000-01. They were 8-2-2 in October, 8-6-0 in November, 7-5-2 in December, 5-2-2 in January and 9-3-1 in February.

Miss: Colorado was 0-for-10 on the power play in three games before going 2-for-3 against the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday.

 

8. Philadelphia Flyers (36-20-7)

Total points: 123

Last week: No. 8

Hit: Kevin Hayes has four scored in his past four games, and the forward has 21 goals, one behind forward Travis Konecny for the Flyers lead. They are 17-0-1 when Hayes scores. Philadelphia has won four in a row, seven of nine, and 14 of 20.

Miss: Nothing.

Video: SJS@PHI: Hayes chips shot home for second goal

 

9. Vegas Golden Knights (35-22-8)

Total points: 116

Last week: No. 12

Hit: The Golden Knights have won seven straight games, six in a row at home, after defeating the Edmonton Oilers 3-0 on Wednesday.

Miss: Forward Alex Tuch has missed six games with a lower-body injury.

 

10. New York Islanders (35-20-7)

Total points: 79

Last week: No. 10

Hit: Mathew Barzal has six assists in the past four games, and the Islanders have scored 11 goals in their past three after scoring two in a four-game losing streak.

Miss: Barzal, a center, has two goals in his past 27 games.

Video: DAL@NYI: Barzal roofs puck home between own legs

 

11. Vancouver Canucks (34-22-6)

Total points: 71

Last week: No. 14

Hit: J.T. Miller has 23 points (nine goals, 14 assists), including eight goals and 10 assists at even strength, in 18 games since Jan. 11. The forward leads the Canucks with an NHL career-high 63 points (24 goals, 39 assists). His previous high was 58 points in 2017-18 with the Rangers and Lightning. 

Miss: Jacob Markstrom could be out 3-4 weeks with a lower-body injury. The goalie is 23-16-4 with a 2.75 goals-against average and .918 save percentage in 43 games.

 

12. Carolina Hurricanes (35-23-4)

Total points: 58

Last week: No. 9

Hit: Sebastian Aho has 19 points (12 goals, seven assists) in a Hurricanes-record 13-game point streak, and Andrei Svechnikov has 13 points (five goals, eight assists) in an 11-game point streak.

Miss: The Hurricanes are without their regular goalies, James Reimer (lower body) and Petr Mrazek (concussion). 

Video: DAL@CAR: Aho beats Khudobin at the doorstep

 

13. Edmonton Oilers (33-23-8)

Total points: 56

Last week: No. 11

Hit: Leon Draisaitl has 16 points (eight goals, eight assists) in his past 10 games. The forward leads the NHL with 99 points (37 goals, 62 points).

Miss: Kailer Yamamoto is week to week with an ankle injury sustained Sunday. The forward had 21 points (nine goals, 12 assists) in 21 games, and the Oilers were 13-5-3 with Yamamoto in the lineup since he made his season debut Dec. 31.

Video: EDM@CAR: Draisaitl pots goal at the doorstep

 

14. Toronto Maple Leafs (33-23-8)

Total points: 29

Last week: No. 15

Hit: John Tavares has five points (three goals, two assists) in his past three games. The center needs four goals to score 30 for a third straight season and fifth time in the past six seasons.

Miss: Jake Muzzin will be out four weeks with a broken hand, an injury sustained in a 4-3 win against the Lightning on Wednesday. Muzzin is the third of Toronto's regular top-four defensemen to be injured, joining Morgan Rielly (foot, 18 games missed) and Cody Ceci (ankle, 10 games missed).

Video: TOR@TBL: Tavares roofs backhander for second goal

 

15. Columbus Blue Jackets (31-20-14)

Total points: 23

Last week: No. 13

Hit: Pierre-Luc Dubois ended an 11-game goal drought by scoring in a 5-4 loss to the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday. Dubois has scored in three of his past 24 games.

Miss: The Blue Jackets have played an NHL-high 41 one-goal games but have won fewer than half (19-8-14). Columbus is 0-4 in the shootout.

 

16. New York Rangers (34-24-4)

Total points: 22

Last week: NR

Hit: They are 11-3-0 since Jan. 31 and have won a Rangers-record eight straight road games, outscoring their opponents 29-15.

Miss: Igor Shesterkin will be out a couple of weeks with a nondisplaced rib fracture, an injury sustained in a car accident Sunday. The rookie goalie has won seven straight starts since Jan. 31. Forward Pavel Buchnevich, who was also in the accident, is day to day and missed a 4-3 overtime win against the Islanders on Tuesday. 

Others receiving points: Nashville Predators 21, Calgary Flames 8

Dropped out: Flames (No. 16)

 

HERE'S HOW WE RANKED 'EM

AMALIE BENJAMIN

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

TIM CAMPBELL

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

BRIAN COMPTON

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

NICHOLAS J. COTSONIKA

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

TOM GULITTI

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

ADAM KIMELMAN

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

ROBERT LAFLAMME

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

MIKE G. MORREALE

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

TRACEY MYERS

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

BILL PRICE

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

SHAWN P. ROARKE

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

DAN ROSEN

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

MIKE ZEISBERGER

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

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