NHL Betting Power Rankings – Dec 24th
Now that we’re in the Christmas recess, with games set to start again on December 26, it’s time NHL betting fans take a look at how the 30 NHL franchises compare with one another.
# 30 Toronto Maple Leafs (11-13-2)
Jonathan Bernier has gone 1-8-3 in 12 games between the pipes, but that one win finally came Saturday in a 5-0 blanking of the Kings.
NHL Betting Power Rankings – Dec 24th
# 29 Arizona Coyotes (15-15-2)
The Coyotes may be finally reversing a huge losing streak, as they shut out the Isles 1-0 on Saturday behind Louis Domingue’s 25 saves.
# 28 Vancouver Canucks (12-14-9)
The Canucks went 1-4-1 on their last road trip, as their season continues to swirl around the drain.
# 27 Buffalo Sabres (14-16-4)
The Sabres dropped two of three coming out of the weekend, falling 3-2 in a shootout to Chicago on Saturday.
# 26 Pittsburgh Penguins (15-14-3)
The free fall continues, as the Pens have lost four in a row under Mike Sullivan, their new coach. Now Sidney Crosby is day-to-day with a lower body injury.
# 25 Winnipeg Jets (15-15-2)
The Jets are in last in the Central Division, dropping three of five coming out of the weekend. Bryan Little has been a recent plus on the offensive side, scoring twice Friday night.
# 24 Columbus Blue Jackets (13-19-3)
The Blue Jackets have a winning streak going, including a shootout win over Philadelphia on Saturday. Joonas Korpisalo stopped 30 shots won his first NHL victory.
# 23 Anaheim Ducks (12-14-5)
The Ducks did beat the Devils on Saturday to stop a two-game losing streak. Goalie Frederik Andersen is now 60-24-9 in his career, making him just the third NHL goalie ever to notch 60 wins in his first 100 games.
# 22 Edmonton Oilers (14-18-2)
The Oilers had won six in a row but then dropped three to the Blueshirts, Blackhawks and Avalanche.
# 21 Calgary Flames (15-16-2)
Calgary had won seven straight to start ascending from the basement before falling to St. Louis over the weekend.
# 20 Carolina Hurricanes (13-15-5)
Cam Ward made 37 saves in a big 2-1 win over Pittsburgh, and the ‘Canes are 3-1-1 in their last five contests.
# 19 San Jose Sharks (16-15-1)
The Sharks went 3-1-1 on a five-game road trip, with a heartbreaking overtime loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday.
# 18 Nashville Predators (16-11-6)
Pekka Rinne is 10-3-3 when playing in goal on home ice this year. He beat the Wild 3-2 on Saturday to end their streak of nine straight with points.
# 17 New York Rangers (19-12-4)
The Blueshirts dropped three straight, including an unsightly 7-3 loss to the Caps on Sunday. Henrik Lundqvist has permitted four or more goals in four of his last five starts in net. They have only won one regulation game in the last seven.
# 16 Montreal Canadiens (20-11-3)
The Canadiens are at risk of falling apart without Carey Price in net. His knee issues continue to keep him on the shelf. The Canadiens have dropped seven of eight.
# 15 New Jersey Devils (16-13-5)
The Devils are wasting fine play by goalie Cory Schneider, who made 38 saves in a shootout loss to the B’s on Sunday.
# 14 New York Islanders (18-11-5)
The Isles took points out of 10 straight games but then lost three straight.
# 13 Philadelphia Flyers (14-12-7)
The Flyers have points in five out of six games. However, they need to turn more of those overtime and shootout losses into wins.
# 12 Tampa Bay Lightning (17-14-3)
Captain Steven Stamkos appears to be putting the team on his back, scoring twice in the team’s 5-2 win over Ottawa on Sunday.
# 11 Ottawa Senators (17-12-5)
The Senators are getting contributions from multiple players, as four different players scored in a 4-2 victory over San Jose on Friday.
# 10 Colorado Avalanche (17-16-1)
The Avs won five straight before a 7-2 loss on Tuesday. This was the team’s best streak since a six-game streak in April 2014. Semyon Varlamov has been terrific between the pipes.
# 9 Los Angeles Kings (20-10-2)
The Kings were destroyed 5-0 Saturday playing against Toronto. They did finish a six-game road trip 3-2-1.
# 8 St. Louis Blues (20-10-4)
Vladimir Tarasenko has tallied five goals and four assists in his last five games.
# 7 Detroit Red Wings (17-9-7)
The Wings have gone 5-1-4 in their last ten games.
# 6 Minnesota Wild (17-8-6)
Zach Parise has points in seven straight games (10 total points). Minnesota had earned points in nine straight before falling to the Preds on Saturday.
# 5 Chicago Blackhawks (19-12-4)
Patrick Kane recently had a 26-game point streak snapped. The Blackhawks had won seven of nine before receiving a 4-0 trip to the woodshed in Dallas.
# 4 Florida Panthers (18-12-4)
Jaromir Jagr tallied his 732nd career goal, moving him into fourth all time. Florida is 10-3-0 in their last 13 games.
# 3 Boston Bruins (19-9-4)
The B’s are just a point behind the Canadiens in the Atlantic (showing how terrific Montreal was before their free fall began).
# 2 Washington Capitals (24-6-2)
The Caps walloped the Rangers 7-3 on Sunday, scoring six unanswered goals. They are 12-1-1 in their last 14 games.
# 1 Dallas Stars (25-7-2)
The Stars are 9-2-0 in their last 11 games at home, and they were the first team to hit 50 points on the season.