The Washington Capitals received five of six first place votes and are the top team in our consensus NHL power rankings for week 16.
The Minnesota Wild come in at No. 2 after getting three, second place rankings.
The Pittsburgh Penguins had two second place votes and come in a No. 3 this week.
The San Jose Sharks just edged out the Columbus Blue Jackets to round out the top five.
At the other end of the rankings, the Colorado Avalanche swept all six last place rankings and hold the fort at No. 30.
The Arizona Coyotes come in again at No. 29 after five second last place votes.
The Dallas Stars come in at No. 28, just below the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The Winnipeg Jets round out the bottom five at No. 26.
To get our consensus NHL Power Rankings Week 13 point total, we awarded the top team 30 points, the second team 29 points, third team 28 points, etc.
** Keep in mind the dates the rankings were posted, and in some cases, they may have been submitted to their editors the day before it was posted. Different outlets use different factors in determining their rankings. **