Our first decent shake up of the season in the NHL rankings, as the Chicago Blackhawks are riding a seven-game winning streak all the way to the No. 1 spot in our Top Ten rankings. The New Jersey Devils, who were threatening the San Jose Sharks for the top spot last week, had a down week and have fallen back to No. 6.
Surprise of the week: The Detroit Red Wings pop back into the Top Ten rankings, despite only winning one of their past four games.
PLEASE READ: Western Conference rankings are determined by votes from Western Conference bloggers, Eastern Conference bloggers for Eastern rankings. The Top 10 Power Rankings are determined by a separate vote of Western and Eastern Conference bloggers.
NHL Top Ten Power Rankings
Seven straight wins have propelled Chicago to the top led by the two Patricks, Kane and Sharp.
San Jose Sharks
Still unbeaten in regulation at home, and have a NHL-best +23 goal differential.