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NHL power rankings for Dec. 12

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The Chicago Blackhawks top this week’s NHL power rankings. The Western Conference’s St. Louis Blues, San Jose Sharks, Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings and Colorado Avalanche also have top ten spots. The Pittsburgh Penguins are the top team from the Eastern Conference (fourth overall), followed by the Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning.

Here in Detroit, our Red Wings remain No. 15, same as a week ago. The Columbus Blue Jackets made the biggest move forward at three spots while the Avalanche fell the furthest at four spots.

  1. Chicago 51 points
  2. St. Louis 43 points
  3. San Jose 44 points
  4. Pittsburgh 43 points
  5. Anaheim 49 points
  6. Los Angeles 46 points
  7. Boston 44 points
  8. Colorado 40 points
  9. Montreal 41 points
  10. Tampa Bay 37 points
  11. Vancouver 41 points
  12. Minnesota 41 points
  13. Phoenix 39 points
  14. Washington 36 points
  15. Detroit 38 points
  16. Toronto 35 points
  17. Dallas 33 points
  18. Winnipeg 32 points
  19. New Jersey 30 points
  20. NY Rangers 31 points
  21. Columbus 29 points
  22. Ottawa 30 points
  23. Philadelphia 29 points
  24. Carolina 32 points
  25. Nashville 31 points
  26. Calgary 26 points
  27. Edmonton 25 points
  28. NY Islanders 23 points
  29. Florida 25 points
  30. Buffalo 16 points

*All stats via



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