2021 NHL Power Rankings Expert Analysis Update Feb. 12th

2021 NHL Power Rankings Expert Analysis Update Feb. 12th

Written by on February 12, 2021

Can anyone contain the explosive Toronto Maple Leafs? Are the Vegas Golden Knights the best team in the NHL? Maybe, it’s the defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning or possibly a Boston Bruins team that won more games than any team in the league a year ago. With the start of the weekend here and a full slate of action taking place over the next three days, it’s time to take a look at the weekly NHL power rankings so you can keep betting against their NHL odds.

Updated 2021 NHL Power Rakings | February 12th Edition

The Top 10!

  1. Toronto (11-2-1)

The Leafs have the most victories in the NHL and are the hottest team in the league. Toronto has won four straight heading into Saturday’s home date against Montreal.

  1. Vegas (8-1-1)

The Golden Knights have won three straight and are the only team in the league with just one loss in regulation time. The Golden Knights rank 4th in scoring (3.7 gpg) and seventh in goals allowed (2.5 gpg). Just as a week ago, veteran net-minder Marc-Andre Fleury (1.80 GAA) has been way better than starter Robin Lehner (2.96 GAA).

  1. Boston (9-1-2)

The Bruins have won four straight heading into their Friday road date against the Rangers whom they just beat 3-2 in overtime on Wednesday. Boston ranks third in goals allowed (2.2 gpg).

  1. Tampa Bay (9-1-1)

The Lightning had their six-game winning streak snapped in Thursday’s 5-2 road loss at Florida. Still, Tampa Bay ranks a stellar second in scoring (3.8 gpg) and second in goals allowed (1.8 gpg), numbers they improved on by beating Nashville on Monday and Tuesday nights by a combined score of 10-2. Tampa Bay is 6-0 at home this season.

  1. Colorado (7-3-1)

The Avs have had four straight games postponed and hasn’t played since beating Minnesota 2-1 on Feb. 2. Colorado is ranked ninth in scoring (3.5 gpg) and a tremendous third in goals allowed (2.2 gpg).

  1. Florida (5-0-2)

The Panthers have won two straight to jump up from 10th in last week’s power ranking to sixth. Florida is finding ways to scratch out wins despite ranking a modest 13th in scoring (3.1 gpg) and 14th in goals allowed (2.7 gpg).

  1. Philadelphia (8-3-2)

Philadelphia has had four games postponed since beating Washington 7-4 on Feb. 7. The Flyers rank a stellar sixth in scoring (3.5 gpg), but an uninspiring 20th in goals allowed (3.1 gpg).

  1. Montreal (8-4-2)

The Canadiens have dropped two straight and three of four including their 3-0 shutout loss against streaking Edmonton on Thursday night.

  1. Edmonton (9-7-0)

The Oilers have won three straight games and looked like a legitimate title contender in their convincing 3-0 shutout win over Montreal the last time out.

  1. Carolina (8-3-0)

The Hurricanes have won two of three including a convincing 5-3 win over Dallas on Thursday night.

The Best of the Rest

  1. Winnipeg (8-4-1)

The Jets have won three of four including a 5-1 smackdown of lowly Ottawa on Thursday night.

  1. Columbus (7-5-3)

The Blue Jackets have won two straight including a thrilling 6-5 win over Chicago on Thursday night.

  1. St. Louis (7-4-2)

The Blues rank an encouraging 10th in scoring (3.5 gpg), but an uninspiring 23rd in goals allowed (3.2 gpg). Still, the Blues are a near-perfect 4-1 in five road games this season.

  1. Chicago (6-5-4)

The Blackhawks had their three-game winning streak snapped in Thursday’s heartbreaking 6-5 home loss against Columbus.

  1. Dallas (5-3-3)

The Stars have dropped three straight games and five of six including consecutive 2-1 overtime losses against the lowly Blackhawks.

  1. Washington (6-3-3)

The Caps have lost three straight.

  1. Calgary (4-5-1)

The Flames have won two straight

  1. Arizona (6-5-1)

The Coyotes have won three straight despite having two straight and three of their last five games postponed.

  1. NY Islanders (5-4-3)

New York had its two-game winning streak snapped in its 4-3 loss against Pittsburgh the last time out.

  1. Pittsburgh (6-5-1)

The Penguins split two games against the Isles, winning 4-3 on Thursday night.

  1. Anaheim (5-6-3)

The Ducks have lost two of three and five of their last seven overall.

  1. Minnesota (6-5-0)

The Minnesota Wild has had five straight games postponed.

  1. Nashville (6-8-0)

The Predators snapped a three-game skid by getting past Detroit 3-2 on Thursday night.

  1. San Jose (5-5-1)

The Sharks have won two of three.

  1. Vancouver (6-10-0)

The Canucks have lost five straight including three straight losses against Toronto on Thursday, Saturday and Monday.

  1. New Jersey (4-3-2)

The Devils have had five straight matches postponed.

  1. NY Rangers (4-5-3)

The Rangers have lost two straight

  1. Buffalo (4-4-2)

The Sabres have lost two of their last three and don’t play again until host the Islanders on Monday.

  1. LA Kings (3-6-3)

The Kings are reeling, having lost five straight heading into the weekend.

  1. Detroit (2-8-3)

The Red Wings have lost two in a row.

  1. Ottawa (2-12-1)

The Senators have dropped four straight.

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