Nashville Predators: Rough week for Western Conference shakes up Power Rankings

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Battle for the top?

#4 – Los Angeles Kings

Last Week: Not Ranked

Results last week: Win at Washington, Win at St.Louis, Win at Chicago.

Welcome back, Kings!!! After a tough stretch of games where you lost seven out of eight, you won five straight! And several were not cheap, either. Oh, and four were on the road. That is a great week. Could you be higher? Sure. But, after not being on the list, you appear in good shape for a strong push.

#3 – St. Louis Blues

Last Week: #2

Results last week: Loss against Anaheim, Loss at Los Angeles, Loss at Minnesota

If you are a St. Louis fan, you may be singing the blues for real. Or at least listening to some Stevie Ray Vaughn or B.B. King. It was not a great week. To make things a bit worse, the Blues are only 4-5-1 in their last ten games. No one has been worse in that stretch.