NHL Power Rankings: Nov. 15, 2013

Posted on November 15, 2013 by Stephen London

Since our Nov. 8 NHL power rankings, the Chicago Blackhawks (13-2-4) have won three straight games and taken the Central Division lead. Chicago's record for its last 10 games is 7-1-2.

The Dallas Stars (10-7-2) are also on a roll, adding four points the past week. The only loss the Stars had during the last week was to the scorching Blackhawks. The San Jose Sharks (12-2-5) are in second place in the Pacific Division and have a goal differential of +24. 

The Western Conference still has its fair share of duds. The Edmonton Oilers (4-14-2) have lost four straight games and have a 1-6-0 home record. The Nashville Predators (8-8-2) are in last place in the division and have lost three straight. The Calgary Flames (6-10-3) have also hit a wall, with a 2-7-1 record during their last 10 games.

One of the hottest teams in the NHL is the Tampa Bay Lightning (14-5-0), despite losing star center Steven Stamkos to a broken leg. The New York Rangers (9-9-0) have been trying to reverse a slow start to the season, winning seven of their last 10 games. After a tough start to the season, the Philadelphia Flyers have gone 6-3-1 during their last 10 games.

On the other hand, the Eastern Conference is home to some of the coldest teams in the league. The Buffalo Sabres (4-15-1) have nine points through 20 games played. The Columbus Blue Jackets (6-10-2) have lost two straight overtime games and have a 3-5-2 record during their last 10 games. The Florida Panthers (4-11-4) have gone 1-5-4 during their last 10 games and have a goal differential of -26 (third worst in the league).

Here are this week's rankings.

1. Anaheim Ducks (15-5-1 overall record, No. 1 ranking last week)
2. Chicago Blackhawks (13-2-4, No. 3)
3. San Jose Sharks (12-2-5, No. 6)
4. Colorado Avalanche (14-4-0, No. 2)
5. St. Louis Blues (12-2-3, No. 5)
6. Phoenix Coyotes (13-4-3, No. 9)
7. Tampa Bay Lightning (14-5-0, No. 8)
8. Pittsburgh Penguins (11-7-0, No. 4)
9. Minnesota Wild (11-4-4, No. 11)
10. Boston Bruins (12-5-1, No. 13)
11. Los Angeles Kings (12-6-1, No. 14)
12. Vancouver Canucks (11-7-3, No. 7)
13. Toronto Maple Leafs (11-6-1, No. 12)
14. Dallas Stars (10-7-2, No. 16)
15. Washington Capitals (10-8-1, No. 15)
16. Detroit Red Wings (9-5-5, No. 10)
17. Montreal Canadiens (9-8-2, No. 18)
18. New York Rangers (9-9-0, No. 20)
19. Ottawa Senators (7-7-4, No. 19)
20. New York Islanders (7-10-3, No. 21)
21. Carolina Hurricanes (7-7-4, No. 22)
22. Winnipeg Jets (9-9-2, No. 24)
23. Nashville Predators (8-8-2, No. 17)
24. New Jersey Devils (6-7-5, No. 25)
25. Columbus Blue Jackets (6-10-2, No. 26)
26. Philadelphia Flyers (7-10-1, No. 29)
27. Calgary Flames (6-10-3, No. 23)
28. Florida Panthers (4-11-4, No. 28)
29. Edmonton Oilers (4-14-2, No. 27)
30. Buffalo Sabres (4-15-1, No. 30)

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