NHL Power Rankings: Nov. 29, 2013

Posted on November 29, 2013 by Stephen London

Welcome to the Black Friday edition of NHL power rankings. In the Western Conference, the St. Louis Blues are riding a five-game winning streak and are 8-1-1 during their last 10 games. The Chicago Blackhawks are the top team in the NHL (40 points in the standings) and have the most goals for of any NHL team (95). The Los Angeles Kings have gotten at least one point during each of their last 11 games (7-0-4 during that stretch).

Elsewhere in the Western Conference, the Vancouver Canucks still have a winning record (12-9-5), but have been struggling to win tight games and have a 3-4-3 record during their last 10 games. The Edmonton Oilers (8-16-2) have a league-high 89 goals against and have a 3-8-0 record at home. The Calgary Flames (8-12-4) are 2-6-2 during their last 10 games and 14 points behind the last playoff spot.

In the Eastern Conference, the Montreal Canadiens (14-9-2) have won four straight and are 6-2-2 during their last 10 games. The Boston Bruins (16-7-2) hold the top spot and the best record during the last 10 games played (7-2-1) in the Eastern Conference. The Pittsburgh Penguins (16-9-1) have the most goals scored in the conference with 78 and have gone 11-3-0 at home.

The Buffalo Sabres (5-20-1) are the NHL's worst team (11 points in the standings) and have a league-low 45 goals for. The Florida Panthers (7-14-5) do not have a winning record at home (4-5-3) or on the road (3-9-2). The New York Islanders (8-14-3) have been struggling since they traded winger Matt Moulson and have lost eight of their last 10 games.

Here are this week's rankings.

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

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