NHL Power Rankings: Week Ending November 5, 2010

November 4th, 2010 by Ed Cmar Leave a reply »
There has been some movement in the latest NHL power rankings, particularly as we enter the month of November. 

While most traditional league powers muddle around during this early period of the season, the other teams are trying to come out of the gate and possibly surprise these stalwarts before they "flip the switch" when it matters, from late November on.

With that, here are the power rankings for the week ending November 5th:

1. Detroit (Last Week - LW: 1) - The Red Wings were surprisingly pounded by the Phoneix Coyotes late last week when starting net-minder Jimmy Howard was sidelined with back spasms.  Howard returned to the lineup against the Calgary Flames and the result was a 2-1 win in Calgary.

After the Red Wings complete their Northwestern Canada road trip, they enjoy a six-game home-stand, which should further solidify their place atop the standings. 

2. Boston (LW: 7) - Tim Thomas continues to be an absolute beast in net for the Bruins.  Thomas' record stands at a perfect 7-0 and his Goals Against Average (GAA) of 0.72 and his save percentage of .977 are other-worldly. 


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