NHL Week in Review: Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins Are Red Hot

December 5th, 2010 by Matthew Fairburn Leave a reply »
Another great week of hockey is in the books. As we enter December, the men have begun to separate themselves from the boys in the NHL. The Pittsburgh Penguins proved they are one of the elite teams in the Eastern Conference and have now rattled off nine straight. Meanwhile, the Dallas Stars are making a case to be considered a legitimate contender in the Western Conference with a six-game winning streak of their own.

On the other end of the spectrum, the St. Louis Blues and San Jose Sharks find themselves in unfamiliar territory, in last place of their respective divisions, following stretches of below average play.

Here are the power rankings and players of the week:

Power Rankings

1. Pittsburgh Penguins (18-8-2) – The Penguins, as noted above, have ripped off nine in a row. In addition to getting great play out of Sidney Crosby, Marc Andre Fleury is even starting to string together some solid efforts in goal. There is no team in the league playing better hockey than the Penguins, and no player in the league playing better hockey than Sidney Crosby.

2. Detroit Red Wings (17-4-3) – Despite a loss last night to ...

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