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The Chicago Blackhawks take over top spot this week in the ProHockey-fans.com weekly power rankings, but are quickly slipping back down.

The Minnesota Wild are on the move though moving up from 8 th last week to 3 rd this week and are on a 4 game winning streak. With wins over St. Louis, Colorado and Columbus this week the Wild pushed there record 12-5-3 and are sitting 1st in the Western Conference.

The Minnesota Wild are being led by their goaltending duo in Josh Harding (5-1-1, 1.79 GAA, .945 sv%) and Niklas Backstrom (7-4-2, 1.97 GAA, .935 sv%)

Minnesota kicks off a four game homestand Wednesday against the Nashville Predators, they go on to face the Oilers and Flames before finishing off the homestand against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

 

RK

TEAM

LW

OVERALL

THE SKINNY

 

1

 

3

 

12-6-3

Have Lost 2 in a row and got walloped by the young Oilers 9-2 at Rexall place.

 

2

 

7

 

11-5-3

Prior 3 game winning streak was snapped by the Winnipeg Jets in a 6-4 loss at MTS Centre.

 

3

 

8

 

12-5-3

Both goaltenders have been solid and it’s a reason the Wild lead the league in least goals allowed. On a 4 game winning streak (Blues, Avs, Jackets and Ducks).

 

4

 

5

 

10-4-3

7 straight wins before losing 4-0 to the Montreal Canadians last night at the Bell Centre. Henrik Lundqvist has looked good so far this season.

 

5

 

1

 

11-6-3

Have lost two games in a row and they have only managed 3 goals in those to games while allowing 7. Sidney Crosby set to play Tonight against the Islanders.

 

6

 

19

 

10-5-3

Are 7-2-1 in their last 10 games and 2-1 in their last 3 with wins coming against the (leafs and Sabres). Bissonette gets his first against Buffalo.

 

7

 

16

 

10-5-4

Since singing his new contract Pekka Rinne has been solid, as he shut down Washington and the Leafs in 3-1 and 4-1 wins respectively.

 

8

 

2

 

12-5-1

Have won 3 in a row and are 7-2-1 in their last 10 games, beat Detroit 5-2 and Dallas 4-1 in both games and Colorado 4-1.

 

9

 

14

 

11-7-0

Started there fast march to top of the standings with 8 straight wins and are showing no more signs of a Stanley Cup hangover.

 

10

 

18

 

10-6-3

Tallon has put together a team that grinds out wins and they have been doing just that and lead the Southeast by 2 points.

 

11

 

9

 

12-8-0

Would rather play away then at home right as there record sits 7-2-0 at home and 4-5-1 at home. Enroth has been playing great all season.

 

12

 

11

 

11-8-2

The Dynamic duo was at it again as Lupul registered five points to put him third in league scoring with 25on the weekend and Kessel registered 4 points to lead with 29.

 

13

 

10

 

11-7-1

On a two game winning streak and like to play at the Joe as they hold a record of 7-2-1 at home so far this season. Beat the Cali teams 4-1 and 4-2 respectively.

 

14

 

15

 

10-7-3

Previous 3 game winning streak (Minnesota and Anaheim twice) was snapped by the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday.

 

15

 

12

 

10-7-2

Were sliding after starting off the season strong, but stomped on the Blackhawks in a 9-2, in which Nugent-Hopkins continued his strong start recording 5 assists.

 

16

 

23

 

10-7-2

Ken Hitchcock has come in and the team is looking better then they were to start the season…obviously. Brian Elliot continues to stand on his head (7-1-0, 1.43 GAA, .947 sv%)

 

17

 

4

 

10-7-1

The Biggest drop this week, dropped there biggest defeat to the Maple Leafs in a 7-1 slapping in which Ovechkin was no where to be seen until the third period. Boudreau is on the hot seat.

 

18

 

22

 

10-7-1

Ilya Kovalchuk still isn’t living up to expectations, but the Devils still have an above .500 record, but still sit out of the playoffs.

 

19

 

6

 

11-8-0

Have lost 5 in a row and have slipped right out of the playoffs after starting out of the gate really strong.

 

20

 

20

 

10-9-2

They’ve been an inconsistent group so far this season, but they definitely show some flashes there going to be a good team in the future.

 

21

 

20

 

9-8-3

Two shutouts in a row at home (Hurricanes and Rangers) has to have the fans happy with the way the team is playing after the start to the season they have had.

 

22

 

17

 

10-9-1

Were called out earlier this week by retired Bruin Mark Recchi on how dirty and whinny they can be at times, and they didn’t respond good, doing the same things he said.

 

23

 

13

 

9-8-2

If you have Stamkos, Lecavlier and Martin St. Louis on one team you expect to see them in the race this early on. PP ranks 21 st in league, goaltenind has allowed 3 goals a game

 

24

 

29

 

8-9-3

On a 3 game winning streak with 3 hard fought wins against good opponents (Lightning, Capitals and Flyers), could this be a sign of things to come?

 

25

 

21

 

9-11-1

Matt Duchene seems to be showing the skill he possesses with two beautiful goals against the Penguins and Sharks this week.

 

26

 

28

 

8-9-1

1 and 1 this week with the win coming against the hot Chicago Blackhawks and the loss coming to the young Ottawa Senators.

 

27

 

26

 

7-11-3

Jeff Skinner and Cam Ward have been the lone bright spots for the Hurricanes so far this season, Eric Staal continues to battle to gain his scoring touch.

 

28

 

25

 

6-10-4

Perry, Getzlaf, Hiller and Ryan, and your sitting 2 nd last in the Western Conference. How does this happen? Is it time to make some moves?

 

29

 

27

 

5-9-3

Have a league worst 35 goals for this season, and the goalie carousel is still spinning with Nabokov, Montoya and DiPietro all playing sparingly.

 

30

 

30

 

4-13-2

The Jackets just can’t seem to find any consistency in a win streak and that has been part of their demise so far this season.



NHL Power Rankings Updated 11.21.2011

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By: Mark Shannon
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