Welcome to the NHL Week 32 Power Rankings. Let’s get started with the current series standings.
- Nashville defeated St. Louis 4-2.
- Anaheim defeated Edmonton 4-3.
- Ottawa defeated New York 4-2.
- Pittsburgh defeated Washington 4-3.
- Nashville and Anaheim are tied 1-1.
- Ottawa and Pittsburgh are tied 1-1.
(Note, the NHL Power Rankings are made before the games on Tuesday.)
1. Ottawa Senators
- A Cinderella story might be brewing in the Eastern Conference finals. The Ottawa Senators stole the first game from the Pittsburgh Penguins in the series, and despite losing Game 2, the team only allowed 1 goal, and neutralized the high powered Pittsburgh offense for the 2nd straight game. The team needs too forecheck harder, and create more scoring chances if they want to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals.
2. Pittsburgh Penguins
- The Pittsburgh Penguins have had a long week. They almost blew a 3-1 lead to the Capitals, and have seen their offense go numb in the Conference Finals. This still is the best team remaining, and if they can attack the Senators morale, the series will be all theirs.
3. Anaheim Ducks
- The Ducks came through for their fans, in the Game 7 battle with the Oilers. Ryan Getzlaf has 18 points throughout the playoffs, and will be needed to carry the Ducks in this series.
4. Nashville Predators
- An 8th seed, but not just any ordinary 8th seed. The Nashville Predators are finally playing to their preseason expectations. Their stout defense is hard for most teams to get good scoring chances on. The offense will need to come alive if they want to continue this great run.
5. Washington Capitals
- Another season, another early exit for the Capitals. The city of Washington has adapted to the Capitals poor post-season performances, but I doubt the Washington players are. Something has got to give, and the Capitals need to figure that out, before blowing this whole roster apart.
6. Edmonton Oilers
- The Oilers have nothing to be ashamed of. The young team wasn’t expected to make it this far into the playoffs, let alone make the playoffs this year. The future is bright, and Connor McDavid should be lifting some Stanley Cups in the years to come.
7. New York Rangers
- The Rangers couldn’t close out games, and their great offense looked mediocre. I guess there is always next year.
That’ll do it for the NHL Week 32 Power Rankings. What did you think of the list this week? Where would you rank these teams? Be sure to tell us all about it and more in the comment section below. Finally, be sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter: @PowerRank_More, and follow us on our Instagram page for all of the latest information from Power Rankings and More.
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