NHL Power Rankings

1. Pittsburgh Penguins- Sidney Crosby is winning 60% of his face offs

2. New York Rangers- Newcomer Vinny Prospal has 11 points

3. Chicago Blackhawks- How much better will they be when Marian Hossa joins the lineup?

4. Washington Capitals- Ovechkin is on a pace to score 92 goals

5. Calgary Flames- Allowing just 33.1 shot per game

6. Columbus Blue Jackets- They have scored two short handed goals early on

7. Buffalo Sabres- Goalie Ryan Miller has yet to lose a game in regulation

8. San Jose Sharks- So far they look a little slow

9. Philadelphia Flyers- They seem to be a very streaky team

10. Detroit Red Wings- Tomas Holmstrom has four goals in seven games

11. Colorado Avalanche- The early surprise in the NHL

12. Edmonton Oilers- Averaging 3.86 goals per game

13. Ottawa Senators- Pascal Leclaire has been a difference maker

14. Phoenix Coyotes- Ilya Bryzgalov has a .95 GAA

15. Dallas Stars- D Nicklas Grossman leads the league at +10

16. Atlanta Thrashers- Kovalchuk is scoring on 44% of his shots

17. Vancouver Canucks- Mikael Samuelson is stepping up after Sedin’s injury

18. St. Louis Blues- Erik Johnson has six points in six games, but is without a goal

19. New Jersey Devils- Staying in it while waiting for Patrick Elias to return

20. LA Kings- Terry Murray is displeased with the play of Alexander Frolov’s play

21. Boston Bruins- They lost their depth at forward in the off season

22. Anaheim Ducks- Ryan Getzlaf has 12 blocked shot, now he needs to score one

23. Carolina Hurricanes- Joe Corvo is averaging 27:26 minutes of ice time

24. Nashville Predators- Jason Arnott is headed to IR with an upper body injury

25. Montreal Canadiens- Their net minders are struggling

26. Tampa Bay Lightning- Alex Tanguay has scored only one point

27. Florida Panthers- Dmitry Kulikov has been impressive so far

28. New York Islanders- John Tavares is playing the way a number one pick should

29. Minnesota Wild- Antti Miettinen’s production has fallen way off

30. Toronto Maple Leafs- This is a bad team playing poorly