Tuesday, February 7, 2012

NHL Power Ranking - Week 19

Interesting how the Leafs took fell asleep in the third period against Pittsburgh otherwise they would have swept them in back to back games and they trail Pittsburgh by just 2 points but continue to trail them in every power ranking. The Leafs are in the midst of their second half surge and getting little recognition. This year is much different because they aren't starting from the bottom of the standings but from the middle of the pack. Should be interesting on how this ends. Maybe one week they will make it into single digits in one of the power rankings.

TSN - 11th (+3)

4-0-1 in their last five games, the Leafs are coming off back-to-back shutouts by James Reimer for his first wins since before Christmas.

CBS Sports - 11th (+2)

Toronto responded from what could have been a crushing loss in Pittsburgh on Tuesday night with back-to-back wins, both of which were shutouts with James Reimer in the crease. Could have been an ugly week with the way it started.

Sports Illustrated - 12th (+4)

Ron Wilson's team has looked terrific since the All-Star break. Goalie James Reimer has won three straight, including two shutouts. After six straight non-playoff seasons, Toronto is looking like a good bet to make it to the postseason dance.

Fox Sports - 12th (+4)

The Leafs were the first team in 38 years to go an entire month without allowing a power-play goal. They’ve killed off 22 straight penalties and were backed by James Reimer’s two shutouts this week.

The Hockey News - 12th (0)

Toronto's goaltending duo of James Reimer and Jonas Gustavsson arguably league's hottest tandem

ESPN - 13th (+3)

The Leafs are healthy and, after pounding Northeast Division rival Ottawa on Saturday, are looking more like a playoff team every day.

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