NHL Weekly Power Rankings: The Champs Start Out On Top After Week 1

Vegas Golden Knights (Photo by Candice Ward/Getty Images)
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Erik Karlsson #65, Pittsburgh Penguins
Erik Karlsson #65, Pittsburgh Penguins (Photo by Jason Mowry/Getty Images) /

16. Florida Panthers

Sergei Bobrovsky has a .908 save percentage through the first four games of the season as well as a 2.81 save percentage. The big question for this team has to be goaltending and so far Bobrovsky has done a fine job in net. It is also worth mentioning that Aleksander Barkov and Matthew Tkachuk have failed to find the back of the net through four games.

15. Minnesota Wild

The Wild have given up seven goals in each of their losses to kick off the season. Overall, this team still looks to be one of the top three in the Central Division, but they need to do a better job defensively.

14. Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins might have lost to the Blackhawks and Red Wings, but they have also had good wins against the Flames and Capitals. Overall this Penguins team looks to be better than the one fans saw last season. The big thing that still remains to be unseen is how Letang and Karlsson will mesh together as two star defensemen that expect to play on the power play. Neither Letang or Karlsson has a power play point yet.

13. New York Rangers

The Rangers are 2-2-0, and have been led by Artemi Panarin through four games. Panarin has five points and the main positive has to be that Alexis Lafreniere has registered a point. This is a big season for the Rangers and some of their young stars in Lafreniere, Chytil and Kakko.