Share this article

print logo

Mike Harrington’s Power Rankings for Feb. 14

(Through Friday night’s games, last week in parentheses)

1. Washington Capitals. Ovi’s hat trick in Minny was his first since 2013. (1)

2. Dallas Stars. Win in Chicago eased pain of home stomping by Hawks. (3)

3. Chicago Blackhawks. Two home losses in a week for first time this season. (2)

4. Florida Panthers. Another showdown with Pens in Sunrise on Monday. (4)

5. St. Louis Blues. Reported Winter Classic at Busch will be huge piece of 50th anniversary. (5)

6. Los Angeles Kings. Big cheers, big win for Lucic in return to Boston. (6)

7. New York Rangers. OT loss to Kings snaps five-game win streak at MSG. (8)

8. Detroit Red Wings. Larkin has NHL-leading rating of plus-25, remarkable for a rookie. (11)

9. New York Islanders. Start seven-game roadie Friday in Jersey before heading West. (10)

10. Tampa Bay Lightning. The Stamkos Distraction growing as dealinde approaches. (7)

11. Boston Bruins. Streak of weeks getting phantom penalty shot calls ends at one. (9)

12. Pittsburgh Penguins. Rumors of Sid’s demise were greatly exaggerated. (16)

13. Colorado Avalanche. Memo to Roy for today and beyond: Grigorenko is what he is. (13)

14. San Jose Sharks. Still below .500 at home despite West-high 18 road wins. (12)

15. New Jersey Devils. Fabulous job on retirement ceremony for Brodeur. (14)

16. Anaheim Ducks. Gibson now a lock for Team North America’s goalie slot at World Cup. (15)

17. Nashville Predators. Fell to 1-3-1 after four-game win streak with disheartening overtime loss in Tampa. (17)

18. Carolina Hurricanes. Staal decision looming as team hangs in the hunt. (18)

19. Montreal Canadiens. Even in dire times, their fans were all over FNC on Friday. (24)

20. Philadelphia Flyers. What exactly does Radko Gudas do well? (21)

21. Arizona Coyotes. Doan passes Hawerchuk for franchise scoring lead. (20)

22. Vancouver Canucks. Tweener team still in playoff hunt but still not really going anywhere. (22)

23. Minnesota Wild. In midst of 1-7-2 slide, Vanek a healthy scratch for first time since 2006 playoffs here. (19)

24. Ottawa Senators. See Canucks. (23)

25. Calgary Flames. Super-related benching for Gaudreau, Monahan, Bouma. (26)

26. Winnipeg Jets. Byfuglien back in the fold, attention turns to Ladd. (27)

27. Buffalo Sabres. Reminder going forward: Losing is not winning. It’s just losing. (28)

28. Columbus Blue Jackets. Sabres there Friday. Folks from the 716 should hit Tip Top Diner downtown. (29).

29. Edmonton Oilers. Yes, it was against the Leafs. But not many 19-year-olds have five-point games like McDavid did. (25)

30. Toronto Maple Leafs. Tanky feelings growing in wake of Phaneuf trade. (30)

There are no comments - be the first to comment