NHL Power Rankings: Rangers Push for Presidents’ Trophy as Season Ends

The text provides a brief overview of the current standings and recent performances of NHL teams as the regular season approaches its end, highlighting their wins, losses, key players, and playoff prospects.

1. **Rangers**
The Rangers are on a roll, gunning for the Presidents’ Trophy. They’ve clinched eight wins in their last 10 games, emerging as a powerhouse from the East.
Record: 55-23-4

2. **Stars**
The Stars are blazing trails too, much like the Rangers. Wyatt Johnston, in his second year, is on fire with goals in recent games, hitting a 30-goal milestone this season.
Record: 52-21-9

3. **Hurricanes**
Hot on the Rangers’ heels, the Hurricanes are making their presence felt. Jake Guentzel’s addition spells trouble for opponents as the playoffs loom.
Record: 52-23-7

4. **Bruins**
The Bruins are heating up at the perfect moment, stringing together wins. David Pastrnak is in top form, contributing significantly in recent games.
Record: 47-20-15

5. **Avalanche**
Suddenly, the Avalanche find themselves struggling. They’re missing Mikko Rantanen badly, losing more games than they’re winning lately.
Record: 49-25-7

6. **Canucks**
Despite a win drought, the Canucks are still snagging victories. A recent win against Vegas highlighted Quinn Hughes’s offensive prowess.
Record: 50-22-9

7. **Oilers**
With the playoffs approaching, Connor McDavid’s minor injury is a concern. The Oilers might play it safe, given their strong position.
Record: 49-26-6

8. **Maple Leafs**
The Maple Leafs have secured a playoff spot but eye a higher seed. Auston Matthews is leading the charge with an impressive goal tally.
Record: 46-26-10

9. **Panthers**
The Panthers are in a freefall, losing more than they’re winning as the playoffs near. Sam Reinhart remains a consistent scorer amidst the turmoil.
Record: 52-24-6

10. **Jets**
Chasing the Avalanche for a better spot, the Jets are showing strength on both ends of the ice, thanks to Josh Morrissey’s recent performances.
Record: 51-24-6

11. **Golden Knights**
After a hot streak, the Golden Knights have stumbled but gained a valuable asset in Tomas Hertl. His contribution could be crucial in the postseason.
Record: 45-28-8

12. **Predators**
Once on a hot streak, the Predators have cooled off, jeopardizing their Wild Card spot. It’s a tight race in the Western Conference.
Record: 47-30-5

13. **Lightning**
The Lightning seem locked as the top Wild Card team in the East. Their playoff experience makes them a formidable opponent.
Record: 45-29-8

14. **Kings**
The Kings are battling the Golden Knights for a better playoff position. They’ve recently found their footing with a series of wins.
Record: 43-27-11

15. **Islanders**
Surprisingly, the Islanders have clinched the No. 3 seed in their division. Bo Horvat’s scoring streak has been crucial.
Record: 39-27-16

16. **Blues**
The Blues are likely to miss the playoffs despite Robert Thomas’s standout season. His career-high points have been a highlight.
Record: 43-33-6

17. **Capitals**
Struggling at the worst possible time, the Capitals finally snapped their losing streak. They’re clinging to a Wild Card spot in the East.
Record: 40-31-11

18. **Red Wings**
The Red Wings are in the thick of the playoff hunt, with Dylan Larkin playing a key role down the stretch.
Record: 41-32-9

19. **Penguins**
Even after trading Jake Guentzel, the Penguins remain in playoff contention. Sidney Crosby’s exceptional season at 36 is a major factor.
Record: 38-32-12

20. **Wild**
The Wild’s playoff hopes are dimming, but rookie Brock Faber’s performance offers a glimpse of a bright future.
Record: 39-32-10

21. **Flyers**
The Flyers’ playoff hopes are fading fast after a series of losses. It’s a tough break for a team that was in contention.
Record: 38-33-11

22. **Sabres**
The Sabres face long odds for a playoff spot. Tage Thompson’s scoring dip after a stellar season is part of their challenges.
Record: 39-37-6

23. **Devils**
The Devils fought hard but are now out of the playoff race, especially with Jack Hughes sidelined.
Record: 38-39-5

24. **Kraken**
Expectations were high for the Kraken, but they’ve fallen short. Shane Wright’s development is a silver lining.
Record: 33-35-13

25. **Senators**
The Senators have potential but need to translate it into playoff appearances. Goaltending remains a critical area for improvement.
Record: 37-41-4

26. **Flames**
The Flames’ season has been disappointing, but Yegor Sharangovich’s performance is a positive note.
Record: 37-39-5

27. **Coyotes**
The Coyotes are ending the season on a high note offensively. Clayton Keller’s scoring prowess has been a highlight.
Record: 36-41-5

28. **Canadiens**
The Canadiens are not ending the season as they’d hoped. However, Cole Caufield and Nick Suzuki offer hope for the future.
Record: 30-36-16

29. **Blue Jackets**
The Blue Jackets are showing improvement but still struggle to score. Johnny Gaudreau’s performance has been underwhelming.
Record: 27-43-12

30. **Blackhawks**
Connor Bedard’s rookie season has been a bright spot for the struggling Blackhawks. His Calder Trophy candidacy is undeniable.
Record: 23-53-5

31. **Ducks**
The future is the focus for the Ducks, who are eyeing another high draft pick. Wins have been hard to come by.
Record: 26-50-5

32. **Sharks**
Despite a recent win, the Sharks are the NHL’s bottom dwellers. They’re poised for the best odds in the upcoming draft.
Record: 19-53-9

Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson is a Senior Writer for HockeyMonitor. With a background in Sports Media, Alex joined the team in 2022. He focuses on providing the latest hockey news, game scores, and fresh NHL trade rumors.

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