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SportPower Rankings: Which Surging Team Could Ride the Wave Into the Playoffs?

20:10  11 february  2019
20:10  11 february  2019 Source:   si.com

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Power Rankings: Which Surging Team Could Ride the Wave Into the Playoffs?© John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images St Louis Blues v Nashville Predators

What do we make of the suddenly surging Blackhawks? What about the Blues? The Flyers? Of the three, the Blues have a real shot at making the playoffs, in the Wild Card as of Monday and could possibly snag a Central Division spot.

It might be a little too late for Philadelphia and Chicago, though it's not impossible (more likely for the Flyers than Blackhawks). Still, we saw with Buffalo that a big winning streak can propel you into playoff conversation. Maintaining that (still looking at you, Buffalo) is the hard part.

But with the deadline approaching, all three teams could be sneaky buyers, hoping to ride this wave into the playoffs.

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NFL POWER RANKINGS : Where each team stands going into the playoffs . However, could a lack of true tests in the regular season (they played just one current playoff team with its starting quarterback during Brady's 12 games) make it a more difficult postseason than regular season for the

In my week one Power Rankings back in September, there were five teams in my top-10 who aren't finishing that way. Three of the bottom-10 teams from my first rankings made the playoffs . Nick Foles has this team back in the playoffs . Can he do it again and get them into the Super Bowl?

31. Ottawa Senators | Record: 21–29–5 | Previous Ranking: 31

The Sens finally broke their losing streak last week, but for now we wait for the Matt Duchene shoe to drop.

30. New Jersey Devils | Record: 21–26–8 | Previous Ranking: 27

Brian Boyle is the first of many veterans who could find themselves in new homes shortly.

29. Los Angeles Kings | Record: 23–27–5 | Previous Ranking: 29

There's a surplus of goaltending here, but the price to keep Jonathan Quick might be a bit too rich.

28. Florida Panthers | Record: 23–23–8 | Previous Ranking: 25

Watch out: The Panthers could be deadline players. You already saw a taste with the trade for Derick Brassard, earning impressive wins over the Knights, Pens and Caps since.

27. Detroit Red Wings | Record: 21–28–7 | Previous Ranking: 28

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The Florida Panthers have been on fire lately, winning 15 of 20, which could mean terrible things for the rest of the And now, led by head coach Bob “Boogieman” Boughner, this team has combed its hair and is Two nights later, Florida went into Buffalo and came away on the good side of a 4-2 contest.

NFL power rankings 2018: Tracking where teams are entering the playoffs . These six aforementioned squads are in the playoffs , and any of them could end up playing in Super Bowl 52. The Steelers, Vikings, Saints, and Rams were all ranked in the top five on ESPN's power rankings list.

A nice little streak was brought back to Earth with three bad losses in a row.

26. Anaheim Ducks | Record: 21–26–9 | Previous Ranking: 20

Firing Randy Carlyle was the right choice. Probably should’ve happened sooner. How soon will they end the seven-game losing streak?

25. Colorado Avalanche | Record: 22–22–11 | Previous Ranking: 19

Guess who else is on a seven-game losing streak! It's getting ugly in Colorado. A big makeover is needed.

24. Chicago Blackhawks | Record: 23–24–9 | Previous Ranking: 30

Hey, now this is more like it. It's likely too little too late to make a real run, but an encouraging sign for next year.

23. Edmonton Oilers | Record: 24–26–5 | Previous Ranking: 26

Things are rough. It makes no sense to still try and go for it at the deadline.

22. Arizona Coyotes | Record: 24–26–5 | Previous Ranking: 21

Niklas Hjalmarsson is +5. Oliver Ekman-Larsson is -18. They play different roles, but that's striking.

Geno Auriemma isn't worried about rankings as No. 2 UConn prepares for showdown with No. 3 Louisville

Geno Auriemma isn't worried about rankings as No. 2 UConn prepares for showdown with No. 3 Louisville As UConn prepares for its third top-10 matchup of the season, coach Geno Auriemma isn't worried about what the outcome means in terms of rankings. As far as the longtime coach is concerned, wins and losses don't count for much in the regular season because they aren't good indicators of how a team is going to perform in the NCAA Tournament. Games during the season aren't as life and death as he used to think they were, he said, and because of that he doesn't pay much attention to any rankings anymore. During the Huskies' game against UCF on Sunday, there was talk on the broadcast of UConn's seeding and RPI (No. 7), which Auriemma heard about.

But in case you can 't get enough of ranking teams , there are several other editorial sites that have frequently published Power Let’s take a look at our final NA LCS Power Rankings for the Spring Split! The tension is building for a showdown between these teams as they move into the Playoffs .

NFL POWER RANKINGS : Where each team stands going into the playoffs . How they can do it: It will all come down to Nick Foles and the defense. Nick Foles proved he could still play with a steady performance against the Giants in his first start for the Eagles this year after Carson Wentz went down

21. Vancouver Canucks | Record: 25–24–7 | Previous Ranking: 18

Losing Alex Edler for a time is a blow on the ice and could hurt any attempt to trade him.

20. St. Louis Blues | Record: 27–22–5 | Previous Ranking: 22

Beating Tampa Bay, followed by back-to-back wins over Nashville is really impressive. Craig Berube should be extended.

19. New York Rangers | Record: 24–23–8 | Previous Ranking: 23

Mika Zibanejad deserves more national attention. He’s already set a career high in points with 54, with three goals in the last week.

18. Philadelphia Flyers | Record: 25–23–7 | Previous Ranking: 24

Is Carter Hart the solution to the long-time goalie problem? It's early. But he looks like a keeper for the team who has a 10-game point streak.

17. Minnesota Wild | Record: 27–24–5 | Previous Ranking: 14

Losing Mikko Koviu for the season is such a blow, and probably puts a fork in any long-shot playoff bid.

16. Carolina Hurricanes | Record: 28–22–6 | Previous Ranking: 16

The Canes haven't played bad of late, in fact they won three of their four road games this last week. Could they be a fit for Artemi Panarin?

Bubba Wallace rejects 'hype,' now 'just living the dream'

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The surging Echo Fox are making things pretty interesting. One of these teams will scrape into the final Playoff spot as top four from each group move on. First off, we'd like to welcome the kkOma facepalm screenshot back to Power Rankings ! Jin Air's triple marksman lineup of Graves, Corki and Ezreal could do nothing to the Armordillo as he facetanked an array of projectiles that would make

NFL POWER RANKINGS : Where all 12 teams stand going into the playoffs . These Wild Card games have an unpredictable feel to them, and the teams who secured first-round byes have a multitude of scenarios that could play out that could affect their chances to advance.

15. Buffalo Sabres | Record: 27–21–7 | Previous Ranking: 15

Without finding consistent wins, the playoffs are slipping away. Should the Sabres try to trade Jeff Skinner?

14. Dallas Stars | Record: 28–22–5 | Previous Ranking: 17

Don't look now, but Dallas is quietly heating up. Looked good in a tough OT loss in Nashville.

13. Columbus Blue Jackets | Record: 31–20–3 | Previous Ranking: 13

Beating Colorado is a nice way to stop a five-game skid, but there's so much uncertainty around this team that it might not be the only losing streak.

12. Pittsburgh Penguins | Record: 28–20–7 | Previous Ranking: 11

It would be foolish to think Pittsburgh is done trading. The Metropolitan is still very much up for grabs.

11. Washington Capitals | Record: 30–18–7 | Previous Ranking: 12

We're still unsure what's going on with Washington, but it's getting to the point where a shakeup of some sort might need to happen. Every game since the All-Star break has been decided by one goal.

10. Vegas Golden Knights | Record: 31–22–4 | Previous Ranking: 8

The Golden Knights roke out of a slump with an impressive win against Tampa Bay. Let's see how sustainable that type of play is.

9. Boston Bruins | Record: 31–17–8 | Previous Ranking: 10

A 3–1 win over the Islanders says more than a 4–3 shootout loss to the Rangers.

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Higher- ranked teams would be favored against lower- ranked teams . ESPN Stats & Information contributed the following "what defined them" information. What could change: After nine years of missing the playoffs , expect a roster shake-up as Carolina commits to a culture change.

8. Montreal Canadiens | Record: 31–18–7 | Previous Ranking: 9

Don't sleep on Montreal. The Canadiens are quietly hot, could pull off a deadline move and have a top goalie.

7. New York Islanders | Record: 33–16–6 | Previous Ranking: 5

Devon Toews has been a revelation on defense. The rookie is a stabilizing force on the blueline for this team.

6. Nashville Predators | Record: 33–20–5 | Previous Ranking: 6

Boyle is a really good acquisition for Nashville. Cody McLeod? Not so sure.

5. Toronto Maple Leafs | Record: 34–18–3 | Previous Ranking: 7

With the contract behind him, could we see a burst of scoring from Auston Matthews?

4. San Jose Sharks | Record: 33–16–7 | Previous Ranking: 3

Start with a win on the road against Winnipeg, finish with a big win in Calgary. Not a bad week at all for the Sharks.

3. Winnipeg Jets | Record: 35–18–3 | Previous Ranking: 4

An OT loss to San Jose isn't a terrible thing, but it could be a preview of how good a playoff series between the two could be.

2. Calgary Flames | Record: 34–15–6 | Previous Ranking: 2

Lost in the production of the top line has been Matthew Tkachuk, who has found his niche as being super hard to play against, with tons of offensive upside.

1. Tampa Bay Lightning | Record: 41–11–4 | Previous Ranking: 1

It's worth noting that Steven Stamkos—who is still averaging over a point per game—is the team's third-leading scorer. That's just ridiculous depth.

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