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LHH Power Rankings: All Your Sleep Are Belong to Me Edition

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The rankings return after a hiatus as the LHH family was busy leveling up.

Wait WHO's been playing?!
Wait WHO's been playing?!
Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

Sorry about the missing Power Rankings article last week. Life got in the way. Literally.

I've seen one game in two weeks (heck, my sports-averse wife had to show me that the Isles were playing last night, having found the game with 10 minutes to go in the third). Let's see what I've been missing...

Weekly Roundup of Opinion Polls

Site Updated New Ranking Prior Ranking Comments
CBS 3/31/2015 10 8 The Isles picked a pretty poor time to slump. They went 4-6-3 in the month of March and sit third in the Metropolitan. They not only have to battle Pittsburgh in the standings to try to earn home ice, but also have to worry about the Capitals, who are three points away.
ESPN 3/23/2015 13 13 Sunday's win over Detroit snapped a three-game skid. The Isles won just four games in March (4-6-3).
TSN 4/2/2015 8 5 Two regulation wins in the past 11 games, while the Isles try to get through a -- gasp! -- John Tavares slump (1 G, 1 A in eight games before three assists against Detroit Sunday).
Fox 4/2/2015 10 9 The Islanders are in a tight battle with the Penguins and Capitals for second place in the Metropolitan Division and home ice in the first round of the playoffs. A 4-6-3 March put them in this predicament.
USA Today 3/23/2015 8 7 After a strong start to March, John Tavares has one point in his past five games.
RDS 3/30/2015 11 10 Record of 1-2-1 for the Islanders.  Things are more difficult for them of late.  They've lost against some teams which I consider to be superior: The Canadiens, The Blackhawks, The Wild, Kings and Ducks.  They've won against the Wings and Devils.  Nevertheless, if they had to face the Penguins in the playoffs, I'd take Tavares' gang!
Average 10 9 March is the new November.

Yikes. And yes, I'm sure I'm not the first person to make that November swoon joke.

LHH Power Rankings

For games through 4/3/15.

GP Reg W OT W SO OT L Reg L LHH Pts LHH Pct LHH Rating
1 Fatherhood 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 1.000 1000
2 New York Rangers 77 40 5 9 2 21 291 0.630 118
3 Tampa Bay Lightning 79 42 3 7 3 24 291 0.614 115
4 Montreal Canadiens 79 36 5 11 5 22 279 0.589 113
5 Chicago Blackhawks 78 36 3 12 3 24 270 0.577 113
6 Nashville Predators 78 33 8 12 3 22 272 0.581 111
7 Anaheim Ducks 80 34 8 13 2 23 279 0.581 110
8 St. Louis Blues 78 34 5 13 3 23 269 0.575 110
9 Vancouver Canucks 78 35 5 7 3 28 257 0.549 109
10 Washington Capitals 78 33 5 9 6 25 257 0.549 108
11 New York Islanders 78 32 6 12 1 27 254 0.543 108
12 Minnesota Wild 77 36 4 6 5 26 260 0.563 107
13 Pittsburgh Penguins 77 32 6 10 5 24 256 0.554 107
14 Detroit Red Wings 77 30 7 13 3 24 253 0.548 106
15 Los Angeles Kings 77 35 1 9 7 25 255 0.552 105
16 San Jose Sharks 78 33 2 10 3 30 242 0.517 104
17 Boston Bruins 78 28 9 12 4 25 248 0.530 103
18 Calgary Flames 78 29 9 7 4 29 239 0.511 101
19 Winnipeg Jets 77 28 4 12 7 26 234 0.506 101
20 Dallas Stars 78 30 3 7 7 31 227 0.485 100
21 Ottawa Senators 77 28 5 12 6 26 236 0.511 100
22 Columbus Blue Jackets 77 25 5 10 2 35 204 0.442 97
23 Florida Panthers 78 27 1 18 5 27 230 0.491 94
24 Colorado Avalanche 78 25 2 13 8 30 213 0.455 94
25 Philadelphia Flyers 77 23 5 13 7 29 211 0.457 94
26 New Jersey Devils 78 26 1 12 6 33 208 0.444 88
27 Carolina Hurricanes 77 23 1 11 4 38 183 0.396 85
28 Toronto Maple Leafs 78 22 3 7 3 43 171 0.365 85
29 Edmonton Oilers 78 16 2 12 6 42 152 0.325 77
30 Arizona Coyotes 78 13 5 10 3 47 134 0.286 70
31 Buffalo Sabres 78 13 1 13 3 48 127 0.271 69
32 Double Poops 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.000 0

Well, Double Poops has definitely come out of nowhere (again, literally) to lead the Connor McDavid Sweepstakes. But the new team at number 1? Yeah, it's kinda good.

The power rankings run through the end of the regular season. The teams speak for themselves in the playoffs, so there will be one or two more of these articles this year. As always, thanks for reading.

Dammit! Double poops again. Gotta go!

(Ed. Note: Huge congrats from all of us, Mike, on your expanding family. You'll find time to sleep eventually. If you're lucky, it might only take seven or eight years.)