NHL power rankings: staking their claims

NHL power rankings: staking their claims
April 6, 2014, 8:30 pm
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Some teams are in the playoffs, some are out and some are still fighting to get in.

On the top of the standings, teams are battling for home ice and better matchups. Colorado and Chicago keep matching each other win for win while other playoff teams like Pittsburgh are coasting to the end.

The west is wide open and the east looks like it's down to Boston and everyone else.

In the fight for the last few playoff spots, the Caps took a major step back this week, while Dallas finally surpassed the Coyotes. Which teams will earn those last few spots?

Find out where all the teams stand in this week's power rankings.

Is your favorite team not getting enough love? Is a hated rival too-high? Tell us what you think in the comments below.