NHL Power Rankings 2/3
|02.03.10 at 12:12 pm ET|
We have a new leader in Washington. Sorry, Mr. President and Scott Brown, it’s your Capitals.
1. (3) 38-12-6 There’s plenty going right for the Capitals, who set a franchise record with their 11th straight win by beating the Bruins Tuesday night. Getting a 41-save effort from Jose Theodore also could be a very good sign.
4. (4) 35-18-2 A little payback is a good thing. The Devils gave all-time shutout leader Martin Brodeur the night off and g0t blanked 3-0 by Toronto Tuesday.
5. (5) 32-15-7 After having his 16-game point streak stopped last Wednesday, Tim Connolly got right back to it. He picked up an assist in the Sabres’ next two Sabres games over the weekend, giving him points in 18 of 19 games. Nice.
8. (9) 34-18-5 Ilya Bryzgalov continues to shine. He made 25 saves in leading the Coyotes to a 1-0 shootout win in Nashville Tuesday.
16. (17) 25-20-11 Marty Turco is getting back into form. He made a season-high 40 saves in the Stars’ 4-2 victory over Minnesota Tuesday.
17. (16) 26-23-7 After the team showed its faith in him by inking Jonas Hiller to a four-year extension and trading J.S. Giguere, Hiller makes 33 saves to post a 3-0 shutout over Florida Monday. That’s appreciation.
20. (25) 24-23-8 Thrashes general manager Don Waddell attended the Kings game at New Jersey over the weekend and a Flyers game last week. Think he might be looking for players to grab in exchange for Ilya Kovalchuk?
23. (24) 24-23-9 It would be a fair statement to say that defenseman Dennis Seidenberg quietly has led the Panthers in ice time while generating 20 assists. Had you heard even a whisper of that?
27. (27) 22-27-9 A bit of stability for the Blue Jackets, who have gone 4-4 in their last eight games.
29. (28) 18-28-11 Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 30 saves in a 3-0 shutout debut for the Maple Leafs. That will work.
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