Coach Alain Vigneault found a way to get Rick Nash going as the Rangers remained atop SI.com's NHL Power Rankings.
Well, that was an eventful week for the San Jose. Former captain Patrick Marleau recorded his 1,000th career point. Coach Pete DeBoer skipped a game to deal with a personal matter. And Martin Jones went 3-0-0 with a 1.63 goals-against average and .951 save percentage to lead the Sharks to the first sweep of a road trip of six or more games since the 2010-11 Boston Bruins turned the trick. San Jose’s spot atop the Pacific Division aside, I’m not yet convinced that this team is the real deal. But with the imminent return of Logan Couture, and the additions of Melker Karlsson (IR) and Dainius Zubrus (free agency), the Sharks look well situated to build on their 8-3 November and prove me wrong.
Biggest jump: San Jose Sharks (18 to 6)
Biggest drop: Buffalo Sabres (13 to 23)