Blackhawks, Blues, and Ducks rule the rink

By Alejandro Freixes, CCNN Head Writer

This past week, NHL teams either kept up their momentum or started falling behind. The Anaheim Ducks, who were ranked 6th last week, rose to the top with wins against the Rangers, Canucks, Coyotes, and Sabres, and Dustin Penner has now racked up an impressive 12 points in 12 games. Last year’s champs, the Chicago Blackhawks, have steadily climbed for the second week and own the No. 2 spot, after taking out Winnipeg, Dallas, and the Oilers. As for the St. Louis Blues, they’ve made an impressive leap to No. 3 after being ranked 10th last week, skating over Montreal, Calgary, and Pittsburgh for an 11-2-2 record. The Colorado Avs, who were No. 1 last week, have fallen to No. 4, despite winning 2 out of 3 games. Tampa Bay Lightning is another team to watch, because they’re now No. 5 after being in 9th place last week, defeating the Oilers and Red Wings. However, their position is rocky, as Monday’s 0-3 loss to the Boston Bruins has knocked them down to a 12-5-0 record.

Featured image courtesy of Chicago Blackhawks Facebook.