2021 – February 7

TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 13: The Tampa Bay Lightning unveil the Stanley Cup Champions banner before the game against the Chicago Blackhawks at Amalie Arena on January 13, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. . (Photo by Casey Brooke Lawson/NHLI via Getty Images)

Cup Hangover is Over in Tampa

The Tampa Bay Lighting have found their Stanley Cup Groove again.  Their four game win streak has vaulted them back up to the #1 slot in the NHL Power Rankings.  Many predicted a fall in Boston this year, but that has not been the case.  The Bruins have ran off 18 points in 11 games, locking them into the #2 slot.  Florida, New Jersey and Chicago are also teams surprising as all move up the charts.  Teams headed in the wrong direction are the Vancouver Canucks, Los Angeles Kings and Nashville Predators.