Vancouver Canucks: Week 10 Pacific Division Power Rankings

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Dec 6, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick (32) is greeted by Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter (77) after the game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Staples Center. Kings won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

1. Los Angeles Kings

Week #9 Record: 

Overall Record: 17-8-1

What’s Good?

The Kings are one of two teams with a positive goal differential, at plus-13. Not great, but it is working. Why is it working? Because the Kings have by far the fewest goals against, at 55. They got three goals against in a 5-3 win over Pittsburgh, but that was an exception.

What’s Bad?

Is it okay to say Anze Kopitar is struggling because he has 16 points in 26 games? No? Okay…

What’s Next?

Next: Canucks Outlook: Week 10

Unless the injury bug bites the Kings, they will likely run away with the Pacific Division title. The Ducks may come close if they go on more than one lengthy winning streak, but it is highly unlikely that they can get by the Kings, if things continue to go as well as they have been for LA. However, 10 of LA’s next 11 games will be on the road — not an easy task