NHL_15_Power_Rankings_Jan

The EA Sports NHL team posted their NHL 15 Power Rankings today based upon January’s team performance, check it out below:

These rankings are based on performances as of February 5, 2015.

1.

Last Month’s Rank: 2

They have been at the top of the standings all season long and look poised at finish there. Pressure will be on coach Bruce Boudreau to finally get a team past the second round.  

2.

Last Month’s Rank: 7

The Blues lead the league in goal differential and have not lost in regulation in over a month. 

3.

Last Month’s Rank: 5

Even without Pekka Rinne, the Predators are finding success in the toughest division in hockey.     

4.

Last Month’s Rank: 3

Carey Price is making his case for the Hart and Vezina trophies. When he is on his game, the Canadiens are nearly unbeatable.

5.

Last Month’s Rank: 6

The Lightning continue to overwhelm teams with their offensive prowess, sitting at #1 in goals for.

6.

Last Month’s Rank: 1

Don’t let the subpar record over their last 10 games fool you, the Blackhawks are still a powerhouse – evident by their +40 goal differential and outstanding puck possession numbers.

7.

Last Month’s Rank: 4

January was an inconsistent month for the talented Penguins. Good news is that they look healthy going into the final months of the regular season.

8.

Last Month’s Rank: 8

The Isles have passed every test so far this season, now let’s see how they do without star winger Kyle Okposo.

9.

Last Month’s Rank: 10

Petr Mrazek has played admirably in Jimmy Howard’s absence and the Red Wings are now contending for the top spot in the beastly Atlantic Division. 

10.

Last Month’s Rank: 9

After a hot month of December, the Rangers cooled off to start 2015. Still, they look to be a lock for the playoffs and have the personnel to make another long playoff run. 

11.

Last Month’s Rank: 19

Finally! After being mediocre for the first half of the season, the Bruins finally put together a sustained winning streak that has them sitting comfortably in a wildcard spot. Let’s see if they can continue that momentum.

12.

Last Month’s Rank: 12

It almost feels like the Caps are back to the glory days – Ovechkin is lighting the lamp and Backstrom is top five in scoring.

13.

Last Month’s Rank: 14

The comeback kids continue to dominate teams in the third period and are showing their provincial rivals what a successful rebuild looks like.

14.

Last Month’s Rank: 15

 The Sharks continue to stick around in upper half of the Western Conference thanks in large part to Joe Pavelski, who was robbed of an All-Star appearance.  

15.

Last Month’s Rank: 18

We’re still holding our breath that we’ll be able to see a playoff game at the MTS Centre, but the Jets will have to cut down on their PIMs if they want to hold onto a wildcard spot. 

16.

Last Month’s Rank: 21

After going into a freefall, Devan Dubnyk has given the Wild stable goaltending. His fine play has created a much more confident team that could still reach the playoffs.   

17.

Last Month’s Rank: 13

Secondary scoring continues to be the Achilles’ heel for the Canucks; they continue to trend downwards.  

18.

Last Month’s Rank: 11

As of right now, the Stanley Cup champs will not get a chance to defend their title. 

19.

Last Month’s Rank: 25

The Flyers are starting to make up ground in the East, but will need to go on a long winning streak before anyone considers them a real threat.  

20.

Last Month’s Rank: 17

Roberto Luongo has been shaky coming out of the All-Star break. As a result, the Panthers are sliding down the standings in the Eastern Conference. 

21.

Last Month’s Rank: 22

Seguin and Benn have the Stars near the top of team scoring, but it’s the same old story of poor defense and inconsistent goaltending.

22.

Last Month’s Rank: 24

With all the high-end talent in Colorado, it’s shocking to see veteran Alex Tanguay leading the team in scoring.

23.

Last Month’s Rank: 26

Adam Larsson is starting to shake off the “bust” label that many were already giving him four seasons into his career. 

24.

Last Month’s Rank: 23

You have to admire the fight this team has, but the talent just isn’t there yet.

25.

Last Month’s Rank: 24

The injury bug shows no mercy. 

26.

Last Month’s Rank: 28

The Canes are playing above .500 in their last 10 games but still find themselves near the bottom of the East. 

27.

Last Month’s Rank: 27

Sounds like the only person untouchable in Arizona is Captain Shane Doan. Expect a few more trades before the end of the deadline. 

28.

Last Month’s Rank: 16

Sooooo, it doesn’t look like Randy Carlyle was the problem. 

29.

Last Month’s Rank: 30

Big changes may be coming at the trade deadline.

30.

Last Month’s Rank: 29

The finally snapped that long losing streak; time to start another one