The formula for this power ranking system involves total team points, total goals scored, total goals allowed, as well as additional points for away wins within the week. Tie-breaking ranking totals are decided on total wins first, then total goals scored (if tied then away team wins/goals scored within the week gets the advantage). á
1. N.Y. Rangers (7-1-0) +32
Last week: 1
The Rangers have not lost since opening night in Pittsburgh. They are also the highest scoring team in the NHL. Will their high-paced play have them burnt out sooner rather than later?
2. Colorado Avalanche (6-1-1) +27
Last week: 9
Colorado went 4-0-0 on the road this week behind the hot goaltending of Craig Anderson.
3. Pittsburgh Penguins (7-1-0) +26
Last week: 2
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