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With a quarter of the 2021-22 NHL season in the books, NoVa Caps ranks all 32 teams in our monthly strength rankings. Some of the teams predicted to be close or late have dropped a bit while the expected contenders have risen but not to the extent that some were expecting.
32. Senator of Ottawa
The Senators entered the season hoping their youth would take a big step but instead, they entered the final Wednesday in the NHL as losing five in a row (and nine out of 10) according to the rules and achievements 4-14-1. They gave up goalkeeper Matt Murray last week. The Senators’ 3.84 goals per game average is an NHL high.
31. Arizona Coyote
The Coyotes have gone 4-3-1 in their last eight games but that doesn’t make up for their 0-10-1 season start rate (yet). Defender Shayne Gostisbe provided a pleasant surprise as he led the team with 13 assists and 16 points from 23 games when scoring their goal as Karel Vejmelka earned 0.916 saves rate while Scott Wedgewood had save rate is .913. Coyotes die last in terms of goals per game (1.83) and in the last six in goals per game (3.48, fifth worst), strength (12.7% efficiency, second worst) five), and punishment-kill (72.4% efficiency, fourth worst).
30. Canadians in Montreal
The Canadian fired GM Marc Bergevin after starting 5-15-2 and splitting the first two games without him in charge. They ranked 28th in goals per game (2.29), 31st in goals conceded per game (3.54), 30th in strength (12.5% efficiency) and 31st in shooting ability. penalty (68.1 percent efficiency). There are not many jobs in Montreal.
29. New York Islanders
After starting the season with 13 straight road games and a 5-2-2 record, The Islanders have lost eight straight games by regulation and are 13-3 in four at UBS Arena. They have postponed two matches due to COVID-19 but will return on Thursday.
28. Vancouver Canucks
A 2-1 win over the Canadianiens at Bell Center on Monday broke a four-game losing streak and a long stretch they won 1-8-1. The noise is getting louder in Vancouver as the seats of GM Jim Benning and head coach Travis Green are getting very hot.
27. Buffalo Sabers
After starting 5-1-1, the Sabers have returned to earth as they have gone 3-10-2 ever since. At least they finally got the big monkey on their back when they traded Jack Eichel center for Vegas Golden Knights.
26. Chicago Blackhawks
The Blackhawks are 7-5-0 since the start of the season 0-7-2 and goalkeeper Marc-Andre Fleury has improved since his rough start to his tenure in Chicago when he won 5. -4-0 with a save rate of .935 and an average of 2.12 goals over in November.
25. Philadelphia Flyers
Since the 6-2-2 start, the Flyers have won 2-6-2. Their 2.45 goals per game average ranks 26th, 2.95 goals per game corresponds to the league average, their 13.1% tee-off performance ranks 27th, and their saves rate 84.6% 10th place. Their scoring ability is back in the air as Carter Hart has made 0.920 percent of saves while Martin Jones has made 0.921 percent of saves.
24. Seattle Kraken
After starting the season 4-12-1, Kraken won 4-1-0, including wins over the Washington Capitals, Carolina Hurricanes and Florida Panthers, three of the NHL’s top five teams in percentage points. . Their scoring ability has lived up to expectations during Kraken’s time as Philipp Grubauer has made 0.941 percent saves in three games while Chris Driedger has made 0.929 percent saves in the following two games. with disappointing starts in both games.
23. Detroit Red Wings
The Red Wings have gone 7-7-1 since the 4-2-2 start but are 3-0-1 since a three-game rule loss. Left winger Lucas Raymond is leading the Calder Trophy race as the tournament’s best rookie with 9 goals and 21 points in 23 games.
22. Winnipeg Jets
Since the 9-1-4 game from October 18 to November 18, the Jets have lost five of their past six games under the rules, including a 0-1 loss to the Coyotes on Wednesday night. The Colorado Avalanche’s two and hot streak had them breathing down the Jet’s neck for third place in the Center League.
21. Los Angeles Kings
Since the seven-game winning streak ended, the Kings have drawn 1-3-3 and are falling behind in the Western Conference wild card race.
20. Nashville Carnivores
Since lasting 8-1-1, the Predators are 3-4-0, including a 6-3 loss to Canada on Nov. 20. Matt Duchene Center has finally lived up to the $8 million limit. his la with 13 goals and 24 points. in 22 games.
19. San Jose Sharks
The Sharks have won four of their last five games, including a 2-1 home win over Carolina on November 22.
18. New Jersey Devils
The Reds have been lackluster since starting with 4-2-1 when they are 3-5-3 since then, but have centre-back Jack Hughes back after the 20-year-old missed 17 games because dislocated shoulder.
17. Pittsburgh Penguins
Since their five-game winning streak ended, the Penguins have lost to the Canadianiens and Calgary Flames 7-4 on aggregate and visited the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday.
16. Anaheim Duck
The surprising team of this season has won the last two-thirds of their matches since a streak of three defeats, followed by a streak of eight wins and a score of 8-1-3. Center Troy Terry is arguably the surprise player of the season with 14 goals (5th in the NHL) and 24 points (9th) in 22 games.
15. Vegas Golden Knight
The Golden Knights missed some key components of their team on right wing Mark Stone, left wing Max Pacioretty and centre-back William Karlsson but the score was 12-9-0. Since winning 8/10, they have only won 3/6.
14. St. Louis Blues
The Blues are winning 3-1-1 in the last 5 matches after losing 5 of the previous 7 matches. Center Jordan Kyrou remains stable with 23 points after 22 games this season.
13. Dallas Stars
The stars have won five games in a row, including wins against the Hurricanes, Colorado Avalanche and Edmonton Oilers, and seven of the last eight since losing 6/7. Center Joe Pavelski have 17 points from 20 games this season while their goalkeepers have combined for a 0.931 save rate five out of five (eighth).
12. Boston Bruins
The Bruins have beaten three of their last five with their only wins over the Canucks and Sabers. Currently, they are 3 points behind the rankings but have at least 3 matches with 2 of the 3 teams they are chasing and the remaining 2 matches. On the left flank, Brad Marchand leads the team in goals (nine), assists (15) and points (24).
11. Columbus Blue Coat
After a 6-0 loss to the Predators on Tuesday, the Blue Jackets have conceded six goals in each of their past two games (both losses) since winning 5/6. Right wing Oliver Bjorkstrand leads with 19 points from 20 games.
10. Colorado Avalanche
Avalanche have found their game recently with seven wins in their last eight before embarking on a five-game road trip at the Eastern Conference in Toronto on Wednesday. In a team with defender Nathan MacKinnon, right-winger Mikko Rantanen, and defender Cale Makar, striker Nazem Kadri has surprised this season with 27 points (drawing with Capitals centre-back Evgeny Kuznetsov in fourth place). in the NHL), including 20 assists (draw with Kuznetsov and Oilers center Leon Draisaitl in second).
9. Lightning of Tampa . Bay
Since winning three games in a row and going 11-1-2 in about 14 games, the Lightning has failed to face the Blues and the Minnesota Wild. Center Steven Stamkos has got 11 goals and 24 points after 20 games.
8. Minnesota Wild
The Wild have won 4 matches in a row and won 4-0-1 in the last 5 matches, including winning 3 of 4 points from 2 games against the defending champion Stanley Cup. They enter Wednesday tied to the Calgary Flames to lead the Western Conference.
7. The Calgary Flame
After winning 6-1-2 in their past nine games, the Flames begin a four-game road trip where they face all-around rivals in Los Angeles on Thursday. They currently lead the NHL with a 0.9527 year-over-five savings rate. Jacob Markstrom has 0.938 saves and averages 1.75 goals while Dan Vladar has 0.946 saves and averages 1.57 goals. The two have also combined for seven NHL-led closings, including five by Markstrom.
6. New York Rangers
Rangers have won three games in a row and seven of eight since returning from a 0-1-2 trip through Western Canada.
The Hurricanes have lost two games in a row and four out of five games (1-3-1) after a four-game winless streak. Goalkeeper Frederik Andersen had a solid first season in the Carolinas with a 11-5-0 record (ranked third in wins), a save rate of 0.928 (ranked 12th) and an average of 2. 05 goals against (eighth).
4. Florida Panthers
After consecutive defeats to Capitals and Kraken over the weekend, following a six-game streak (4-0-2), the Panthers responded by dominating the Capitals in a 5-4 win on Tuesday despite falling behind. 4-1 in the third period. Their 0.750 percentage point is tied with the Oilers for the NHL-leading.
3. Toronto Maple Leafs
The Maple Leafs are having their best record with the NHL with a 14-2-0 scoreline since four consecutive losses in October and won eight of the last nine. Center John Tavares leads the team in terms of goals (10) and points (22) after 22 games. The team is currently tied with the Panthers and Capitals to lead the league in points (33).
2. Edmonton Oilers
The Oilers have the best percentage score in the Western Conference and are tied with the Panthers for the NHL lead (0.750). They have won four of their last five games and centre-forwards Leon Draisaitl (40 – first) and Connor McDavid (36 – three) account for two of the top three in terms of points.
first. Washington Capitals
Before Tuesday’s 5-4 loss to the Panthers, the Capitals had won three games in a row (including wins over the Panthers and Hurricanes) and was 9-2-1 since Nov. 7. The Left Alex Ovechkin (37 points, second) and Kuznetsov are both among the top five in the NHL in scoring when it comes to scoring Ilya Samsonov He seems to take the No. 1 spot in the net as he is 9-1-1 with a save rate of 0.915, averaging 2.52 goals above average and three saves this season. With right winger TJ Oshie and midfielder Nicklas Backstrom returning from injury in the near term, this team will have some decisions to make. seven of the team’s rookies scored their first NHL goal of the season.
By Harrison Brown
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