Welcome to The Hockey Writers’ Power Rankings, the top-13 teams in the NHL this week as ranked by members of The Hockey Writers. The Vegas Golden Knights’ eight consecutive victories carried them into first place in The Hockey Writers’ weekly NHL power rankings. The Golden Knights, the NHL’s hottest team, completed a two-game sweep of the San Jose Sharks with a 5-2 victory on Wednesday.
(This story has been corrected in the ninth paragraph to note Golden Knights first-season trip to the Final occurred three years ago. ) The Seattle Kraken are about to metaphorically take the ice at full speed in preparation for their first season, targeted to begin in October. The National Hockey League’s latest team is about […]
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