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Power Rankings - Nov. 3

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Hands up if you thought Todd Bertuzzi would have more goals than Jarome Iginla at any point this season.

Through 12 games with his new team, Bertuzzi had seven goals, one more than Iginla’s six.

Most importantly for Calgary, after years of being a one-line team the Flames seem to have struck a balance that allows the scoring to be spread out over the two top lines.

While combinations change, the top-six group of Bertuzzi, Iginla, Mike Cammalleri, Daymond Langkow, Craig Conroy and Rene Bourque is forcing teams to worry about more than just one trio.

As a result, the Flames have been showing off a bit of their high-end potential, winning six of their past seven games and climbing up our power rankings.

RK.

TEAM

LW

OVERALL

THE SCOOP

1

3

10-2-0

Dan Boyle and Christian Ehrhoff both kicking in points from the blueline

2

1

8-2-2

Lost an early season showdown to former assistant coach Todd McLellan and the Sharks

3

5

8-1-1

Don't be surprised when Andrei Markov is nominated for the Norris Trophy

4

2

10-3-1

Second-best team GAA, but 24th in goals per game with just 2.57

5

9

7-5-1

Have won six of seven, starting to look like contenders again

6

6

7-2-1

Gaborik suffered a setback last week and it's still unclear when he'll return

7

4

7-2-2

Tim Connolly picks up an assist in his return; here's hoping he actually stays healthy

8

19

7-4-1

Kipper looks like he's coming to the end of his traditional slow start

9

8

6-2-2

Life will be miserable if Marty is gone for any real stretch of time

10

18

6-3-3

How 'bout a 1.83 GAA, .944 save percentage and two shutouts for Tim Thomas?

11

7

6-4-2

Win against sinking St. Louis salvaged an otherwise forgettable four-game road trip

12

16

6-4-1

Pekka Rinne getting a chance to show he's an NHL-caliber goalie

13

15

4-4-3

Lots of scoring, lots of being scored on

14

14

5-3-3

Patrick Sharp is quietly going about showing he's the real deal

15

13

6-3-2

Injuries just seem to follow this team around

16

10

5-4-1

So the real rivalries are Ovi-Malkin and Semin-Sid

17

22

4-5-2

When Alfredsson joined Sens they were bad, then they became an elite team, now they just keep sliding back the other way

18

21

6-4-1

Nice 2-1-0 start to a seven-game road swing

19

20

6-6-0

Need to rack some points up after losing first game of a six-game homestand

20

24

5-4-3

Should Leafs Nation be pleasantly surprised by results, or depressed team could finish 10th again?

21

17

4-6-2

Go ahead and end that early-season funk any time, Mr. Turco

22

11

5-6-0

Team Yo-Yo ripped off five straight wins, then dropped three in a row

23

12

5-5-0

Fast start beginning to come to a crumbling halt

24

29

4-3-3

Stamkos gets on the board with two goals versus Buffalo, things looking up for Bolts

25

26

4-5-0

Simply not generating enough goals to win consistently

26

23

4-6-1

Cats crippled by a slew of injuries on the back end

27

27

4-6-1

You know watching Zherdev's Broadway play must be killing these guys

28

25

3-6-1

Lots of talk about Doughty, but fellow rookie Oscar Moller has four goals and is staying with the big club

29

28

3-7-2

Time to tear it down and start again

30

30

2-7-1

If Isles bought out DiPietro, they'd be paying him until 2032

The Hockey News ranks the teams 1-30 each Monday based on a combination of last week’s play and a squad’s overall outlook.

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