Nashville Predators: Don’t look now, a new team is at the top

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The Western Conference is dogfight at the top, with five team vying for #1. After a long stretch, where do the Nashville Predators rank this week?

Well, that escalated quickly. Certainly did not see that coming. The Western Conference is proving to be interesting, filled with stories and streaks. Five teams are within five points of each other at the top. And, all are spending time in the number one spot. Including the Nashville Predators.

What does that mean for this week’s power rankings? It means some spots change. One team is on a massive win streak. Two others are not far behind. The top five are separating themselves from the rest of the conference, leaving others to fight for positions behind them.

With all the turmoil and strife, a couple of teams fall of the list this week.

Sorry, Vancouver. I was cheering for you. But, losing at home to Philadelphia and at Calgary does not help your cause this week.

And, Dallas. It was a week the set you up for either success or disaster. And, it was a disaster. You were outscored 13-3 in three consecutive losses. Granted, they were against Nashville, St. Louis Vegas. But, even getting two points last week would keep you around.

Let’s not forget the Chicago Blackhawks. You lost five in a row before winning two consecutive games. But, those two wins could be considered losses. One is an overtime win versus the Buffalo Sabres. There other was a 3-1 win against Arizona. All the goals were in the third period. It took a frenzy at the end to win.

Here is the rest of the list.