NHL Power Rankings, Week 11: Flyers Eclipse Penguins, Regain Eastern Crown

PHILADELPHIA - JUNE 04: A Philadelphia Flyers fan holds up a sign during Game Four of the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Final between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Philadelphia Flyers at Wachovia Center on June 4, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/Getty Images)

The Flyers snapped the Penguins 12 game winning streak last week, and as a result, they've also ended Pittsburgh's reign atop our NHL Power Rankings. Detroit, meanwhile, keeps its steady hold on the West's top spot.

It's Tuesday, which means it's Power Rankings time. Our Rankings are put together based on votes from two panels of voters. Their votes are made public each week so you can ridicule and mock and plaster THIS GUY IS A BAD POWER RANKINGS VOTER posters all around your home arena. It's all about accountability (or something) ... and of course, it gives you the opportunity to have an opinion about other people's opinions.

Each panel, consisting of a few willing participants from around our great network of SB Nation hockey blogs, will vote on only their own conference. Since the NHL doesn't put much emphasis on cross-conference play, and since the two conferences are vastly different and usually end up that way come mid-April, we take two polls each week -- one for the East, one for the West.

The votes are then tallied up with a unique algorithm consisting of plus signs and, at the end, an equal sign. It's addition, baby. Before we get onto this week's Rankings, let's meet the panel.

THE PANEL

Voting on the East...

- Travis Hughes, SBNation.com, Broad Street Hockey

- Peter Raaymakers, Silver Seven

- John Fontana, Raw Charge

- Donny Rivette, Litter Box Cats

- Ben Rothenberg, Broad Street Hockey

- Ryan Classic, Silver Seven

And for the West...

- Brad Gardner, Defending Big D

- Dirk Hoag, On the Forecheck 

- Bryan Reynolds, Hockey Wilderness

- Derek Zona, SBNation.com, The Copper & Blue

- Casey Richey, Winging It In Motown

- Matt Wagner, The Cannon

And now, the reason you're here.

EASTERN CONFERENCE

1. Philadelphia Flyers - 22-7-5, 49 pts - Two weeks ago: 2 - Broad Street Hockey
Travis John Donny Ben Peter Ryan Total
1
1
1
1
1
2
7
2. Pittsburgh Penguins - 21-10-2, 44 pts – Two weeks ago: 1 – Pensburgh
Travis John Donny Ben Peter Ryan Total
2
2
4
2
2
1
13
3. Montreal Canadiens - 19-12-2, 40 pts - Two weeks ago: 4 -  Eyes On The Prize
Travis John Donny Ben Peter Ryan Total
3
3
3
4
3 4
20
4. Atlanta Thrashers - 18-11-5, 41 pts – Two weeks ago: 6 – Bird Watchers Anonymous
Travis John Donny Ben Peter Ryan Total
4
5
2
3
4 3
21
5. Washington Capitals - 19-12-4, 42 pts – Two weeks ago: 3 – Japers' Rink 
Travis John Donny Ben Peter Ryan Total
5 4
5 7
5 5
31
6. Tampa Bay Lightning  - 18-10-4, 40 pts  – Two weeks ago: 5 - Raw Charge 
Travis John Donny Ben Peter Ryan Total
6 7 7
5 6 6
37
7. New York Rangers  - 20-14-1, 41 pts – Two weeks ago: 7 – Blueshirt Banter 
Travis John Donny Ben Peter Ryan Total
8
6
6
6
7 8
41
8.  Boston Bruins - 17-10-4, 38 pts – Two weeks ago: 8 – Stanley Cup of Chowder 
Travis John Donny Ben Peter Ryan Total
7
8
9
8 9
7
48
9. Carolina Hurricanes - 15-12-4, 34 pts – Two weeks ago: 11 – Canes Country
Travis John Donny Ben Peter Ryan Total
9 9
8
8
8
9
51
10. Ottawa Senators - 14-17-4, 32 pts – Two weeks ago: 10 – Silver Seven
Travis John Donny Ben Peter Ryan Total
10 10
12 10 10 12
64
11. Buffalo Sabres - 13-16-4, 30 pts – Two weeks ago: 9 – Die By The Blade 
Travis John Donny Ben Peter Ryan Total
1 11 11 11 11 10
65
12. Florida Panthers - 14-16-0, 28 pts – Two weeks ago: 12 – Litter Box Cats
Travis John Donny Ben Peter Ryan Total
12 12 10 9
12 11
66
13. Toronto Maple Leafs - 12-16-4, 28 pts – Two weeks ago: 13 – Pension Plan Puppets
Travis John Donny Ben Peter Ryan Total
13 13 13 13 13 14
79
14. New Jersey Devils - 9-21-2, 20 pts – Two weeks ago: 14 – In Lou We Trust
Travis John Donny Ben Peter Ryan Total
14 14 14 14 14 13
83
15. New York Islanders - 6-18-6, 18 pts – Two weeks ago: 15 – Lighthouse Hockey
Travis John Donny Ben Peter Ryan Total
15 15 15 15 15 15
90

 

WESTERN CONFERENCE

1. Detroit Red Wings - 20-8-4, 44 pts – Two weeks ago: 1 – Winging It In Motown
Brad Bryan Dirk Casey Derek Matt Total
2
1 1 2
1 1 7
2. Dallas Stars - 20-10-3, 43 pts – Two weeks ago: 2 – Defending Big D
Brad Bryan Dirk Casey Derek Matt Total
3
2
5 1
3
2
11
3. Vancouver Canucks - 18-8-4, 40 pts – Two weeks ago: 3 – Nucks Misconduct
Brad Bryan Dirk Casey Derek Matt Total
1
4 2 3 2
4
14
4. Colorado Avalanche - 19-10-4, 42 pts – Two weeks ago: 10 – Mile High Hockey
Brad Bryan Dirk Casey Derek Matt Total
5
3
3 4 4 3
19
5. Nashville Predators - 17-9-6, 40 pts – Two weeks ago: 8 – On the Forecheck
Brad Bryan Dirk Casey Derek Matt Total
4
5 6 5 5 6 25
6. Los Angeles Kings  - 18-12-1, 37 pts – Two weeks ago: 5 – Jewels From The Crown 
Brad Bryan Dirk Casey Derek Matt Total
6
6
4 6
6
5 29
7. Phoenix Coyotes  - 15-9-7, 37 pts – Two weeks ago: 4 – Five For Howling
Brad Bryan Dirk Casey Derek Matt Total
7 7
9 7
7
11
39
8. San Jose Sharks - 17-11-5, 39 pts – Two weeks ago: 11 – Fear The Fin
Brad Bryan Dirk Casey Derek Matt Total
8 8
7 8 8
9
41
9. Chicago Blackhawks - 18-14-3, 39 pts – Two weeks ago: 6 – Second City Hockey
Brad Bryan Dirk Casey Derek Matt Total
10 11
8 9
10
7
47
10. St. Louis Blues -15-11-5, 35 pts – Two weeks ago: 7 –  St. Louis Game Time 
Brad Bryan Dirk Casey Derek Matt Total
9 10 10 10
9
12 50
11. Anaheim Ducks - 17-15-4, 38 pts – Two weeks ago: 12 –  Anaheim Calling
Brad Bryan Dirk Casey Derek Matt Total
12 9
12 12 12 8
53
12. Columbus Blue Jackets - 16-13-3, 35 pts – Two weeks ago: 9 – The Cannon
Brad Bryan Dirk Casey Derek Matt Total
11
12 11 11 11 10 55
13. Minnesota Wild - 14-13-4, 32 pts – Two weeks ago: 13 – Hockey Wilderness
Brad Bryan Dirk Casey Derek Matt Total
13 14 14 13
13 13 66
14. Calgary Flames - 14-16-3,  31 pts – Two weeks ago: 15 – Matchsticks & Gasoline
Brad Bryan Dirk Casey Derek Matt Total
14 13 13 14 14 14 69
15. Edmonton Oilers - 12-14-5, 29 pts – Two weeks ago: 14 – The Copper & Blue 
Brad Bryan Dirk Casey Derek Matt Total
15 15 15 15 15 15 75
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