While the Tampa Bay Lightning are the power rankings most improved team, as they earn a +7 rating and now sit 6th overall. The New York Rangers are the worst-performing team in the NHL at present. But they need to be better on the power play; they're a bottom-third team, converting at only 18.2%. It's been an inconsistent start for the Golden Knights, but the club has significantly improved its penalty kill thus far after finishing in the middle of the pack in 2018-19. Previous ranking: 26 Winners of eight of their last nine games, the Tampa Bay Lightning look good, really good, in fact, as starting goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy is back in the lineup after missing 14 games due to a left foot fracture. Both are still dangerous offensively and can be game-breakers.

Click the 'Rank Change' and the 'Rating Change' tabs to see which teams are going up and which teams are on their way down. The Flyers are the team playing the best in the NHL at the moment, they are 9-1 in their last ten and have tallied up as many wins at the Washington Capitals.

He also leads all of Los Angeles' regular defenders with 61.67% Corsi and 62.26% of expected goals at five-on-five. Standings point pace: 77. Previous ranking: 3 Ray Shero is out as GM for the New Jersey Devils, who continue to be the worst-performing team in the league this season. Filter by console or region. The Bruins stay on top for and are now joint by the New York Islanders on a season record of 11-4-1, with the Capitals and Blues on their tails.

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The Flyers were our most improved team last week, but they've had a woeful week of hockey and are now our worst-performing team. The league is starting to shape up, with certain teams unmoved in some time. A step forward for the big pivot would be huge for the Devils. (Advanced Stats Courtesy: Natural Stat Trick), NHL Power Rankings: 1 pleasant surprise from each team, Gregg Forwerck / National Hockey League / Getty, Get the latest trending sports news daily in your inbox, Red Wings sign Sam Gagner to 1-year extension.

Standings point pace: 108. The Sharks have won four games in a row (and six of their last seven) for their longest winning streak of the season. For this week's ESPN Power Rankings, we identified the X factor for each team down the stretch. Sonics? NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup, the Stanley Cup Playoffs logo, the … The Boston Bruins are atop of the NHL league table. While the Chicago Blackhawks and Vancouver Canucks are the worst-performing teams in the league, with scores of -4 for the week. Over the past month, the Golden Knights have the second-worst penalty kill in the league (67.6%) and it has been just as bad at home as on the road. High flying Colorado Avalanche continues their unbeaten run, taking them to 4-0-0. With four goals and six assists through 11 games, Nelson has shown he is worth that kind of money.

As bad as the 2014-15 Buffalo Sabres and 2016-17 Colorado Avalanche were, the 2019-20 Red Wings are a special breed of “bad”. If Kempny finds his game again, Washington will be even more dangerous heading into April. In this edition, we identify one pleasant surprise from each team after the first month of the new campaign.