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NHL Power Rankings: Islanders move to...whatever, I have a wedding in four days

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Isles jump up in the opinion polls, slide a bit in the power rankings, and where the hell are the rings?!

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Candlesticks make a nice gift!
Candlesticks make a nice gift!
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Hi, there. Here are a few numbers for you to argue about while I wrap the party favors for a wedding that will greatly reduce my own personal power ranking.

Our calculated power rankings follow the media/punditry roundup below. Has anyone seen the deejay?

Weekly Round-Up of Opinion Polls

For our media roundup, we've gone back to mostly opinions, as Neil Greenberg has apparently stopped doing NHL power rankings.

Site Updated New Ranking Prior Ranking Comments
CBS 11/18/2014 11 12 At 5-2-0 in November, the Isles look like a team ready to start enjoying some sustained success this season. They're in the upper third of the league in terms of possession and are averaging three goals per game.
ESPN 11/17/2014 9 13 How about Johnny Boychuk since arriving in Long Island from the Bruins just before the season? Try 12 points (2-10) in 16 games.
TSN 11/18/2014 19 --- Outscored 12-4 in three losses last week, the Islanders might be wondering what happened to that alleged offseason goaltending improvement, as Jaroslav Halak and Chad Johnson have combined for an .883 save percentage.
Fox 11/13/2014 11 21 The Islanders wrapped up a Western road swing in impressive fashion with wins in Anaheim, L.A. and Arizona. Then they came home and throttled the Avs, 6-0. We're going to keep saying it: New York is a team to watch this season.
USA Today 11/17/2014 8 --- Jaroslav Halak has settled down after a rough start to his Islanders career, and Brock Nelson is thriving.
WaPo --- --- --- Gone fishing.
Average 12 15 One of these things is not like the other.

What's up with TSN? They updated last night, so they're really talking about two weeks ago.

Lighthouse Hockey Power Rankings

Through 11/17/14 (so no Nabby-aided victories)

GP Reg W OT W SO OT L Reg L LHH Pts LHH Rating
1 Pittsburgh Penguins 16 10 0 2 1 3 68 131
2 Tampa Bay Lightning 19 10 2 3 0 4 77 130
3 Nashville Predators 17 10 0 2 1 4 68 120
4 Montreal Canadiens 19 9 1 4 1 4 72 118
5 Calgary Flames 19 8 2 2 1 6 64 117
6 St. Louis Blues 17 9 1 3 0 4 67 116
7 Vancouver Canucks 18 8 2 2 0 6 62 112
8 Detroit Red Wings 17 6 2 3 2 4 57 112
9 San Jose Sharks 20 8 0 4 0 8 60 106
10 Anaheim Ducks 19 8 1 4 2 4 68 105
11 New York Rangers 18 4 2 5 0 7 47 102
12 New York Islanders 17 7 1 3 0 6 55 101
13 Los Angeles Kings 18 7 1 3 2 5 59 100
14 Ottawa Senators 17 6 1 3 2 5 53 100
15 Philadelphia Flyers 16 5 2 2 0 7 44 100
16 Chicago Blackhawks 18 6 1 3 1 7 51 99
17 Winnipeg Jets 19 6 1 4 1 7 54 98
18 Minnesota Wild 17 8 1 1 0 7 55 97
19 Toronto Maple Leafs 18 8 1 1 1 7 57 97
20 New Jersey Devils 18 6 1 2 1 8 48 96
21 Florida Panthers 15 5 1 2 3 4 46 95
22 Arizona Coyotes 18 5 2 2 0 9 44 93
23 Washington Capitals 17 5 1 3 1 7 45 93
24 Boston Bruins 19 8 2 1 0 8 59 91
25 Dallas Stars 18 5 0 2 3 8 42 91
26 Colorado Avalanche 19 4 0 4 3 8 42 88
27 Edmonton Oilers 18 6 0 1 1 10 41 81
28 Columbus Blue Jackets 17 6 0 0 1 10 38 75
29 Carolina Hurricanes 17 4 1 2 1 9 36 73
30 Buffalo Sabres 19 2 0 3 1 13 23 62

If you're wondering how the Rangers leapfrogged us, you're not alone. I haven't paid attention to who they've played (and gained points against) lately. But I'm sure this will all normalize soon.

Okay, next week I'll be back to chatting a bit. See you on the other side!