Super 16: Hurricanes new No. 1, Flames enter top five of power rankings

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The Hurricanes moved ahead of the Florida Panthers, who dropped to No. 2 after spending the past two weeks in the top spot.

The Calgary Flames moved four spots to get into the top five at No. 5. The Winnipeg Jets made the biggest jump, eight places to go from No. 16 last week to No. 8 this week. The New York Rangers moved up five spots to No. 14.

To create the NHL.com power rankings, each of the 14 participating staff members put together his or her version of what they think it should look like. Those were submitted and a point total assigned to each. 

The team that was selected first was given 16 points, second got 15, third 14 and so on down to No. 16, who got one point. 

Here is the Super 16:

 

1. Carolina Hurricanes (9-0-0)

Total points: 222

Last week: No. 2

The Hurricanes are the only undefeated team in the NHL. They have outscored their opponents 37-15, and Frederik Andersen is 8-0-0 with a 1.50 goals-against average, a .949 save percentage and one shutout. 

Video: Canes goalie Freddy Andersen joins NHL Now

2. Florida Panthers (8-0-1)

Total points: 211

Last week: No. 1

Sergei Bobrovsky has six straight wins to start a season for the first time in his NHL career. He’s the first goalie in Panthers history to win at least his first five starts of a season. He has allowed seven goals in his past five games.

3. St. Louis Blues (6-1-1)

Total points: 184

Last week: No. 3

The Blues are outscoring opponents 26-13 after the first period. Forward Vladimir Tarasenko has scored 11 points (four goals, seven assists) during a seven-game point streak.

4. Edmonton Oilers (8-1-0)

Total points: 181

Last week: No. 5

Leon Draisaitl already has two four-point games this season, giving the center 15 in his NHL career, tied with Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane for third most since he entered the NHL in 2014-15, behind Oilers center Connor McDavid (19) and Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov (16).

5. Calgary Flames (6-1-2)

Total points: 161

Last week: No. 9

Jacob Markstrom‘s shutout streak ended at 144:46 in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Nashville Predators on Tuesday. The goalie is 4-1-2 with a 1.56 GAA, .947 save percentage and three shutouts. 

Video: PHI@CGY: Markstrom records third shutout of season

6. Washington Capitals (5-1-3)

Total points: 156

Last week: No. 4

The Capitals did not lose a game in regulation in October for the first time in their history. They have outscored their opponents 23-12 through the first two periods but are 0-1-3 in one-goal games. They are 4-for-14 on the power play in their past three games after going 0-for-15 in their previous five.

7. Tampa Bay Lightning (5-3-1)

Total points: 130

Last week: No. 10

Alex Killorn has scored five goals during a four-game goal streak. The forward leads the Lightning with seven goals. Tampa Bay has won three games in a row.

8. Winnipeg Jets (5-2-2)

Total points: 98

Last week: No. 16

The Jets are 5-0-1 and 42.9 percent on the power play (6-for-14) in a six-game point streak since Oct. 21. Forward Kyle Connor‘s personal six-game point streak (six goals, seven assists) ended Tuesday. Forward Pierre-Luc Dubois has scored 11 points (seven goals, four assists) in an eight-game streak.

9. New York Rangers (6-2-2)

Total points: 95

Last week: No. 14

Adam Fox leads the Rangers with 11 points (two goals, nine assists). The defenseman, who signed a seven-year, $66.5 million contract Monday, has scored 100 points (15 goals, 85 assists) in 135 NHL games, all for New York. The only defensemen in Rangers history to reach 100 points in fewer games are Brian Leetch (102) and Sergei Zubov (108), each in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

10. Minnesota Wild (6-3-0)

Total points: 94

Last week: No. 7

Kirill Kaprizov scored his first goal of the season 2:02 into overtime to give the Wild a 5-4 win against the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday. The forward led NHL rookies with 27 goals and 51 points last season, when he won the Calder Trophy voted as the NHL rookie of the year. The Wild are 6-0-0 in games decided by one goal, 3-0 in overtime.

Video: OTT@MIN: Kaprizov hammers one-timer to win it in OT

11. Philadelphia Flyers (5-2-1)

Total points: 77

Last week: NR

The Flyers have outscored opponents 11-5 in the first period and 11-5 in the third. They’ve been outscored 10-6 in the second period. They have scored the first goal in six of their eight games, going 5-0-1.

12. New York Islanders (3-2-2)

Total points: 58

Last week: No. 11

The Islanders have points in five straight games (3-0-2), all on the road. Goalie Ilya Sorokin has allowed six goals on 163 shots (1.17 GAA, .963 save percentage) with two shutouts during the point streak. New York has six road games before playing its first game at UBS Arena against the Flames on Nov. 20. 

13. Colorado Avalanche (4-4-1)

Total points: 53

Last week: No. 12

Nathan MacKinnon is on a seven-game point streak after he had an assist in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday. The center has scored at least one point in each of the first seven games he has played this season after missing the first two in NHL COVID-19 protocol (10 points; one goal, nine assists).

14. Boston Bruins (4-3-0)

Total points: 49

Last week: No. 6

The Bruins are tied with the Islanders for the fewest games played this season (seven). They will play 12 games this month, 13 in December and 16 in January.

Video: FLA@BOS: Coyle scores winner in SO to lift Bruins

15. San Jose Sharks (6-3-0)

Total points: 48

Last week: NR

James Reimer is 3-1-0 with a 1.54 GAA and .950 save percentage (seven goals on 139 shots) in five games (four starts) this season. The Sharks have coach Bob Boughner, forwards Kevin Labanc, Matt Nieto and Timo Meier, and defensemen Erik Karlsson, Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Radim Simek and Jake Middleton in NHL COVID-19 protocol.

16. Toronto Maple Leafs (5-4-1)

Total points: 29

Last week: No. 13

The Maple Leafs have won three straight games since starting the season 2-4-1. They have scored nine goals, two on the power play, in their past two games after scoring nine goals, none with the man-advantage, in their previous five.

Others receiving points: Buffalo Sabres 20, Pittsburgh Penguins 12, Vegas Golden Knights 9, Columbus Blue Jackets 7, Nashville Predators 7, Vancouver Canucks 3

Dropped out: Penguins (No. 8), Sabres (No. 13), Golden Knights (No. 15)

 

HERE’S HOW WE RANKED ‘EM 

AMALIE BENJAMIN 

1. Carolina Hurricanes; 2. Florida Panthers; 3. Edmonton Oilers; 4. St. Louis Blues; 5. Washington Capitals; 6. Tampa Bay Lightning; 7. Calgary Flames; 8. Minnesota Wild; 9. Boston Bruins; 10. New York Islanders; 11. Winnipeg Jets; 12. San Jose Sharks; 13. Philadelphia Flyers; 14. New York Rangers; 15. Buffalo Sabres; 16. Colorado Avalanche

TIM CAMPBELL

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

BRIAN COMPTON

1. Carolina Hurricanes; 2. Florida Panthers; 3. St. Louis Blues; 4. Edmonton Oilers; 5. Calgary Flames; 6. Philadelphia Flyers; 7. Washington Capitals; 8. Winnipeg Jets; 9. New York Rangers; 10. San Jose Sharks; 11. Tampa Bay Lightning; 12. Minnesota Wild; 13. Toronto Maple Leafs; 14. Nashville Predators; 15. New York Islanders; 16. Buffalo Sabres

NICHOLAS J. COTSONIKA

1. Carolina Hurricanes; 2. Florida Panthers; 3. Edmonton Oilers; 4. St. Louis Blues; 5. Calgary Flames; 6. Washington Capitals; 7. New York Rangers; 8. Philadelphia Flyers; 9. Minnesota Wild; 10. Winnipeg Jets; 11. San Jose Sharks; 12. Columbus Blue Jackets; 13. Tampa Bay Lightning; 14. Buffalo Sabres; 15. New York Islanders; 16. Boston Bruins

TOM GULITTI 

1. Carolina Hurricanes; 2. Florida Panthers; 3. St. Louis Blues; 4. Edmonton Oilers; 5. Calgary Flames; 6. Tampa Bay Lightning; 7. Washington Capitals; 8. New York Rangers; 9. Minnesota Wild; 10. Philadelphia Flyers; 11. Winnipeg Jets; 12. New York Islanders; 13. San Jose Sharks; 14. Colorado Avalanche; 15. Boston Bruins; 16. Columbus Blue Jackets

ADAM KIMELMAN

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

ROBERT LAFLAMME 

1. Florida Panthers; 2. Carolina Hurricanes; 3. St. Louis Blues; 4. Washington Capitals; 5. Edmonton Oilers; 6. Calgary Flames; 7. New York Islanders; 8. Tampa Bay Lightning; 9. Minnesota Wild; 10. Colorado Avalanche; 11. San Jose Sharks; 12. Boston Bruins; 13. Winnipeg Jets; 14. Philadelphia Flyers; 15. New York Rangers; 16. Buffalo Sabres

MIKE G. MORREALE

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

TRACEY MYERS 

1. Carolina Hurricanes; 2. Florida Panthers; 3. St. Louis Blues; 4. Edmonton Oilers; 5. Winnipeg Jets; 6. Calgary Flames; 7. Washington Capitals; 8. Minnesota Wild; 9. New York Rangers; 10. Buffalo Sabres; 11. Tampa Bay Lightning; 12. San Jose Sharks; 13. Toronto Maple Leafs; 14. Philadelphia Flyers; 15. New York Islanders; 16. Columbus Blue Jackets

SHAWN P. ROARKE 

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

DAN ROSEN 

1. Carolina Hurricanes; 2. Florida Panthers; 3. St. Louis Blues; 4. Edmonton Oilers; 5. Calgary Flames; 6. Washington Capitals; 7. Tampa Bay Lightning; 8. New York Rangers; 9. Philadelphia Flyers; 10. Winnipeg Jets; 11. Colorado Avalanche; 12. Minnesota Wild; 13. San Jose Sharks; 14. Boston Bruins; 15. New York Islanders; 16. Buffalo Sabres

DAVID SATRIANO

1. Florida Panthers; 2. Carolina Hurricanes; 3. Calgary Flames; 4. Edmonton Oilers; 5. Washington Capitals; 6. Tampa Bay Lightning; 7. St. Louis Blues; 8. New York Rangers; 9. Toronto Maple Leafs; 10. Winnipeg Jets; 11. Minnesota Wild; 12. Philadelphia Flyers; 13. Buffalo Sabres; 14. Boston Bruins; 15. Colorado Avalanche; 16. San Jose Sharks

PAUL STRIZHEVSKY

1. Carolina Hurricanes; 2. Florida Panthers; 3. Edmonton Oilers; 4. St. Louis Blues; 5. Calgary Flames; 6. Washington Capitals; 7. Tampa Bay Lightning; 8. New York Rangers; 9. Philadelphia Flyers; 10. Minnesota Wild; 11. Colorado Avalanche; 12. San Jose Sharks; 13. New York Islanders; 14. Winnipeg Jets; 15. Boston Bruins; 16. Toronto Maple Leafs

MIKE ZEISBERGER 

1. Carolina Hurricanes; 2. Florida Panthers; 3. St. Louis Blues; 4. Edmonton Oilers; 5. Calgary Flames; 6. Washington Capitals; 7. New York Rangers; 8. Tampa Bay Lightning; 9. Boston Bruins; 10. Philadelphia Flyers; 11. Winnipeg Jets; 12. New York Islanders; 13. Minnesota Wild; 14. Colorado Avalanche; 15. Toronto Maple Leafs; 16. San Jose Sharks

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