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Top Ten Thursday; NHL Hockey

With the hockey season seeming to blow by as we speak, here are the top 10 teams heading into week 4.

10. Ottawa Senators (5-2-5) Previous Rank: 8
Last game: Lost to the Canadiens 8-3
Next game: Tomorrow night against the Red Wings
Earl Karlsson needs to improve his game as he had a -6 plus-minus against the Canadiens on Monday.

 

9. Columbus Blue Jackets (8-4-0) Previous Rank: N/A
Last game: Defeated the Boston Bruins 4-3
Next game: Tomorrow Night against the Florida Panthers
Columbus has it all if they want to be legit in the East. They have the goaltending, scoring and the defense.

 

8. Pittsburgh Penguins (7-5-1) Previous Rank: 10
Last game: Lost to the Winnipeg Jets 7-1
Next game: Tonight against the Edmonton Oilers
The Penguins will soon flip the switch and will see what the Penguins are truly capable of.

 

7. Chicago Blackhawks (5-5-2) Previous Rank: 3
Last game: Lost to the Colorado Avalanche 6-3
Next game: Tonight against the Philadelphia Flyers
Improving on their powerplay performance will be key for the Blackhawks to find success going forward.

 

6. New Jersey Devils (8-2-0) Previous Rank: 7
Last game: Defeated the Arizona Coyotes 4-3
Next game: Tonight against the Vancouver Canucks
The Devils have surprised many as they average 3.8 goals per game.

 

 

5. St Louis Blues (10-2-1) Previous Rank: 6
Last game: Defeated the LA Kings 4-2
Next game: Tomorrow night against the Philadelphia Flyers
Jaden Schwartz and Vladimir Tarasenko have continued to dominate early in the season through 13 games.

 

4. Los Angeles Kings (9-2-1) Previous Rank: 5
Last game: Lost to the St. Louis Blues 4-2
Next game: Tomorrow night against the Toronto Maple Leafs
The Kings will be even scarier on offense with the return of Kopitar and Brown.

 

3. Las Vegas Golden Knights (8-3-0) Previous Rank: 4
Last game: Lost to the New York Rangers 6-4
Next game: Tomorrow Night against the Boston Bruins
The injuries continue to plague the goaltenders as they have lost three due to injury.

 

2. Toronto Maple Leafs (7-5-0) Previous Rank: 2
Last game: Lost to the San Jose Sharks 3-2
Next game: Tonight against the Anaheim Ducks
Even while we notice the team is a work in the making, we can see that they are truly going to be contenders soon.

 

1. Tampa Bay Lightning (10-2-1) Previous Rank: 1
Last game: Defeated the Florida Panthers 8-5
Next game: Tomorrow Nights against the New York Rangers
With all the talk between Stamkos and Kucherov nobody realizes that Braydon Point has 14 points through 13 games.

 

 

Who Fell Out? Philadelphia Flyers

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