Super 16: Lightning reclaim No. 1, Wild enter NHL.com power rankings – NHL.com

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The Tampa Bay Lightning haven’t allowed a goal in three games, a good enough stretch to vault them back into the top spot in the NHL.com Super 16 power rankings this week.The Boston Bruins, who were No. 1 last week, are No. 4.The Washington Capitals, New York Islanders and Chicago Blackhawks each moved up three…

Super 16: Lightning reclaim No. 1, Wild enter NHL.com power rankings – NHL.com
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The Tampa Bay Lightning haven’t allowed a goal in three games, a good enough stretch to vault them back into the top spot in the NHL.com Super 16 power rankings this week.

The Boston Bruins, who were No. 1 last week, are No. 4.

The Washington Capitals, New York Islanders and Chicago Blackhawks each moved up three spots, to Nos. 7, 10 and 13. The Minnesota Wild jumped in at No. 12.

The Pittsburgh Penguins fell three spots to No. 15, the Edmonton Oilers dropped five to No. 16, and the Montreal Canadiens fell out of the Super 16.

To create the NHL.com power rankings, each of the 14 participating staff members put together his or her version of what they think it should look like. Those were submitted and a point total assigned to each.

The team that was selected first was given 16 points, second got 15, third 14, and so on down to No. 16, which got one point.

Here is the Super 16:

1. Tampa Bay Lightning (15-4-1)

Total points: 220

Last week: No. 2

Andrei Vasilevskiy has made 73 saves in three consecutive shutouts for an active shutout streak of 200:45. It’s the longest of his NHL career and for any goalie this season, and 2:01 behind John Grahame’s Lightning record of 202:46 set from Jan. 17-29, 2006. Tampa Bay has won five consecutive games.

2. Vegas Golden Knights (14-4-1)

Total points: 203

Last week: No. 3

Marc-Andre Fleury got his 100th win in his 168th game with the Golden Knights on Feb. 27, the second-fastest goalie to become his team’s first 100-win goalie behind Tiny Thompson, who did it in 158 games for the Boston Bruins.

3. Toronto Maple Leafs (18-4-2)

Total points: 200

Last week: No. 4

Auston Matthews was back in the lineup against the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday after the center missed two games with a wrist injury. The Maple Leafs won the two games without Matthews by a combined 7-0 against the Oilers. Goalie Frederik Andersen also returned after missing five games with a lower-body injury.

4. Boston Bruins (12-5-3)

Total points: 173

Last week: No. 1

David Krejci and Matt Grzelcyk returned to the lineup in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Washington Capitals on Wednesday. Krejci, a center, missed four games with a lower-body injury. Grzelcyk, a defenseman, missed seven with a lower-body injury. Ondrej Kase also is skating on his own; the forward hasn’t played since the second game of the season because of an upper-body injury.

5. Carolina Hurricanes (15-6-1)

Total points: 168

Last week: No. 6

The Hurricanes won three straight games after losing three in a row. They are 5-for-9 on the power play during the winning streak. Vincent Trocheck has scored in each of the three wins and the center leads Carolina with 12 goals.

6. Florida Panthers (13-4-4)

Total points: 144

Last week: No. 5

Frank Vatrano has scored in three straight games. The first goal was a game-winner and the other two have been game-tying. The forward has scored seven goals in 21 games.

Video: CAR@FLA: Vatrano caps slick play off draw to tie game

7. Washington Capitals (13-5-4)

Total points: 134

Last week: No. 10

The Capitals have a point in five straight games (5-0-1) and in eight of nine (7-1-1) after a 2-1 shootout win against the Bruins on Wednesday.

8. Winnipeg Jets (14-7-1)

Total points: 121

Last week: No. 8

Right wing Blake Wheeler has five games with at least three points, including three of his past five (nine points; two goals, seven assists). The Jets are 6-0-1 following a regulation loss.

9. Colorado Avalanche (12-7-1)

Total points: 111

Last week: No. 7

Defenseman Cale Makar has three games with an upper-body injury and was not with the Avalanche to finish their road trip at the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday. He has scored 14 points (one goal, 13 assists) in 15 games.

10. New York Islanders (12-6-4)

Total points: 95

Last week: No. 13

The Islanders are 4-0-1 with nine goals allowed in their past five games. Rookie forward Oliver Wahlstrom has a point in each of the five games (six points; three goals and three assists).

11. Philadelphia Flyers (11-5-3)

Total points: 79

Last week: No. 9

The Flyers had a shutout streak of 160:11 end in the second period of a 5-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday. Center Sean Couturier has a seven-game point streak (five goals, six assists) and left wing James van Riemsdyk has a five-game streak (three goals, five assists).

12. Minnesota Wild (12-7-1)

Total points: 63

Last week: NR

Forward Mats Zuccarello has scored 11 points (three goals, eight assists) in nine games since making his season debut Feb. 16. He missed the first 11 games of the season with an upper-body injury. The Wild had their seven-game point streak (6-0-1) end in a 5-1 loss to the Golden Knights on Wednesday.

Video: MIN@COL: Zuccarello scores in 1st period

13. Chicago Blackhawks (12-7-4)

Total points: 58

Last week: No. 16

The Blackhawks are 12-4-3 after losing their first four games, including a win following each of their regulation losses. Forward Alex DeBrincat has a six-game point streak (three goals, six assists).

14. St. Louis Blues (13-8-2)

Total points: 49

Last week: No. 14

David Perron has scored a point in 15 of 19 games since Jan. 23, with 22 points (seven goals, 15 assists). The forward had one assist in his first four games.

15. Pittsburgh Penguins (12-8-1)

Total points: 37

Last week: No. 12

The Penguins are 8-1-0 at home, where they play 11 of their next 15 games. Center Sidney Crosby is on the NHL COVID-19 protocol list and missed a 5-2 win against the Flyers on Tuesday.

16. Edmonton Oilers (14-11-0)

Total points: 33

Last week: No. 11

The Oilers have lost three in a row to the Maple Leafs, scoring a total of one goal.

Others receiving points: Montreal Canadiens 13, Los Angeles Kings 2, Columbus Blue Jackets 1

Dropped out: Canadiens (No. 15)

Video: Super 16: Bruins hold the top ranking

HERE’S HOW WE RANKED ‘EM

AMALIE BENJAMIN

1. Tampa Bay Lightning; 2. Vegas Golden Knights; 3. Toronto Maple Leafs; 4. Boston Bruins; 5. Florida Panthers; 6. Carolina Hurricanes; 7. Winnipeg Jets; 8. Colorado Avalanche; 9. Washington Capitals; 10. Philadelphia Flyers; 11. Minnesota Wild; 12. New York Islanders; 13. Edmonton Oilers; 14. Chicago Blackhawks; 15. Pittsburgh Penguins; 16. Los Angeles Kings

TIM CAMPBELL

1. Tampa Bay Lightning; 2. Boston Bruins; 3. Vegas Golden Knights; 4. Carolina Hurricanes; 5. Toronto Maple Leafs; 6. Colorado Avalanche; 7. Florida Panthers; 8. Washington Capitals; 9. Winnipeg Jets; 10. Edmonton Oilers; 11. St. Louis Blues; 12. Philadelphia Flyers; 13. Montreal Canadiens; 14. Minnesota Wild; 15. Chicago Blackhawks; 16. Pittsburgh Penguins

BRIAN COMPTON

1. Tampa Bay Lightning; 2. Vegas Golden Knights; 3. Toronto Maple Leafs; 4. Carolina Hurricanes; 5. Florida Panthers; 6. Winnipeg Jets; 7. Boston Bruins; 8. Washington Capitals; 9. Minnesota Wild; 10. New York Islanders; 11. Chicago Blackhawks; 12. Philadelphia Flyers; 13. Colorado Avalanche; 14. Pittsburgh Penguins; 15. St. Louis Blues; 16. Edmonton Oilers

NICHOLAS J. COTSONIKA

1. Toronto Maple Leafs; 2. Tampa Bay Lightning; 3. Vegas Golden Knights; 4. Florida Panthers; 5. Carolina Hurricanes; 6. Boston Bruins; 7. Washington Capitals; 8. Winnipeg Jets; 9. Minnesota Wild; 10. Philadelphia Flyers; 11. New York Islanders; 12. Chicago Blackhawks; 13. Colorado Avalanche; 14. Montreal Canadiens; 15. Pittsburgh Penguins; 16. St. Louis Blues

TOM GULITTI

1. Tampa Bay Lightning; 2. Vegas Golden Knights; 3. Toronto Maple Leafs; 4. Boston Bruins; 5. Carolina Hurricanes; 6. Florida Panthers; 7. Washington Capitals; 8. Minnesota Wild; 9. Winnipeg Jets; 10. Philadelphia Flyers; 11. New York Islanders; 12. Colorado Avalanche; 13. Pittsburgh Penguins; 14. Chicago Blackhawks; 15. St. Louis Blues; 16. Edmonton Oilers

ADAM KIMELMAN

1. Tampa Bay Lightning; 2. Vegas Golden Knights; 3. Toronto Maple Leafs; 4. Winnipeg Jets; 5. Washington Capitals; 6. Boston Bruins; 7. Colorado Avalanche; 8. Carolina Hurricanes; 9. Philadelphia Flyers; 10. St. Louis Blues; 11. New York Islanders; 12. Florida Panthers; 13. Minnesota Wild; 14. Chicago Blackhawks; 15. Pittsburgh Penguins; 16. Edmonton Oilers

ROBERT LAFLAMME

1. Tampa Bay Lightning; 2. Vegas Golden Knights; 3. Toronto Maple Leafs; 4. Boston Bruins; 5. Carolina Hurricanes; 6. Florida Panthers; 7. Colorado Avalanche; 8. Washington Capitals; 9. Chicago Blackhawks; 10. Winnipeg Jets; 11. St. Louis Blues; 12. New York Islanders; 13. Montreal Canadiens; 14. Edmonton Oilers; 15. Philadelphia Flyers; 16. Pittsburgh Penguins

MIKE G. MORREALE

1. Tampa Bay Lightning; 2. Vegas Golden Knights; 3. Carolina Hurricanes; 4. New York Islanders; 5. Toronto Maple Leafs; 6. Florida Panthers; 7. Boston Bruins; 8. Philadelphia Flyers; 9. Chicago Blackhawks; 10. Washington Capitals; 11. Winnipeg Jets; 12. St. Louis Blues; 13. Pittsburgh Penguins; 14. Colorado Avalanche; 15. Minnesota Wild; 16. Columbus Blue Jackets

TRACEY MYERS

1. Toronto Maple Leafs; 2. Tampa Bay Lightning; 3. Carolina Hurricanes; 4. Vegas Golden Knights; 5. Boston Bruins; 6. New York Islanders; 7. Florida Panthers; 8. Washington Capitals; 9. Winnipeg Jets; 10. St. Louis Blues; 11. Colorado Avalanche; 12. Chicago Blackhawks; 13. Edmonton Oilers; 14. Pittsburgh Penguins; 15. Philadelphia Flyers; 16. Minnesota Wild

BILL PRICE

1. Tampa Bay Lightning; 2. Vegas Golden Knights; 3. Toronto Maple Leafs; 4. Boston Bruins; 5. Colorado Avalanche; 6. Carolina Hurricanes; 7. Washington Capitals; 8. New York Islanders; 9. Florida Panthers; 10. Winnipeg Jets; 11. Philadelphia Flyers; 12. Minnesota Wild; 13. Pittsburgh Penguins; 14. Chicago Blackhawks; 15. St. Louis Blues; 16. Edmonton Oilers

SHAWN P. ROARKE

1. Tampa Bay Lightning; 2. Vegas Golden Knights; 3. Boston Bruins; 4. Toronto Maple Leafs; 5. Carolina Hurricanes; 6. Washington Capitals; 7. Colorado Avalanche; 8. Winnipeg Jets; 9. Florida Panthers; 10. Philadelphia Flyers; 11. Minnesota Wild; 12. New York Islanders; 13. Pittsburgh Penguins; 14. St. Louis Blues; 15. Chicago Blackhawks; 16. Edmonton Oilers

DAN ROSEN

1. Tampa Bay Lightning; 2. Toronto Maple Leafs; 3. Vegas Golden Knights; 4. Carolina Hurricanes; 5. Boston Bruins; 6. Washington Capitals; 7. Winnipeg Jets; 8. Florida Panthers; 9. Colorado Avalanche; 10. New York Islanders; 11. Minnesota Wild; 12. Pittsburgh Penguins; 13. Philadelphia Flyers; 14. Edmonton Oilers; 15. Chicago Blackhawks; 16. Montreal Canadiens

DAVID SATRIANO

1. Toronto Maple Leafs; 2. Tampa Bay Lightning; 3. Vegas Golden Knights; 4. Boston Bruins; 5. Florida Panthers; 6. Carolina Hurricanes; 7. Colorado Avalanche; 8. Washington Capitals; 9. New York Islanders; 10. Winnipeg Jets; 11. St. Louis Blues; 12. Chicago Blackhawks; 13. Philadelphia Flyers; 14. Edmonton Oilers; 15. Pittsburgh Penguins; 16. Los Angeles Kings

MIKE ZEISBERGER

1. Toronto Maple Leafs; 2. Tampa Bay Lightning; 3. Vegas Golden Knights; 4. Boston Bruins; 5. Florida Panthers; 6. Carolina Hurricanes; 7. Washington Capitals; 8. Colorado Avalanche; 9. Winnipeg Jets; 10. New York Islanders; 11. Philadelphia Flyers; 12. Minnesota Wild; 13. Edmonton Oilers; 14. Chicago Blackhawks; 15. St. Louis Blues; 16. Montreal Canadiens

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