NHL Power Rankings

1. Pittsburgh Penguins- Gonchar is injure but Alex Goligoski is stepping up

2. Calgary Flames- Averaging four goals per game

3. Colorado Avalanche- The biggest surprise so far

4. San Jose Sharks- Went 4-2 on their East Coast trip

5. New York Rangers- They have scored 15 third period goals

6. Washington Capitals- In a conditioning start in the AHL, Nylander scored five points

7. Chicago Blackhawks- They are allowing just 22.4 shots per game

8. LA Kings- D Drew Doughty has 11 points in the first 12 games

9. Buffalo Sabres- Should they keep Tyler Myers in the NHL?

10. New Jersey Devils- 5-0 on the road

11. Edmonton Oilers- Dustin Penner has 15 points in eleven games

12. Philadelphia Flyers- Has outscored opponents 31-27

13. Dallas Stars- Jamie Benn has eight points so far in his rookie year

14. Phoenix Coyotes- They are getting it done by playing solid defense

15. Vancouver Canucks- Roberto Luongo has rebounded nicely

16. Columbus Blue Jackets- Goalie Steve Mason has a .836 save percentage on the road

17. Ottawa Senators- Jonathan Cheechoo hasn’t scored since 4-5-2009

18. Detroit Red Wings- Offense is starting to come together

19. Boston Bruins- Things are starting to click

20. Montreal Canadiens- Mike Cammalleri is on pace to net 40 goals

21. Atlanta Thrashers- Top three in PK and PP

22. St. Louis Blues- David Backes has just one goal

23. Tampa Bay Lightning- Still waiting for Alex Tanguay’s first goal

24. Anaheim Ducks- Luca Sbisia appears headed to the minors

25. Carolina Hurricanes- Cam Ward has already faced 310 shots

26. Nashville Predators- Slow start as Coach on the hot seat

27. Minnesota Wild- They need to play more defense

28. New York Islanders- Garth Snow is the worst GM in the NHL

29. Florida Panthers- Vokoun is 1-6-1, and they no longer have Anderson to lean on

30. Toronto Maple Leafs- They lose, because they have only held a lead 6 minutes and 41 seconds