Vancouver Canucks: Week 12 Pacific Division Power Rankings

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Dec 19, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Edmonton Oilers defenseman Andrej Sekera (2) celebrates his goal with defenseman Eric Gryba (62) and center Leon Draisaitl (29) and left wing Taylor Hall (4) in the third period against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center. The Avalanche defeated the Oilers 5-1. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

7. Edmonton Oilers

Last Week’s Record: 1-3-0

Overall Record: 14-18-2

What’s Good?

The Edmonton Oilers beat the Boston Bruins for the second time in three weeks, and their closest loss came against the New York Rangers. Against two of the best teams in the league, they still looked decent.

What’s Bad?

The Oilers’ streak had to come to an end at some point, and it did after six straight victories. In games against the Chicago Blackhawks and the Colorado Avalanche, Edmonton had a combined score of 1-9, looking more and more like the Oilers we are used to. Leon Draisaitl and Taylor Hall each had two points on the week, but that was it in regards to scoring.

What’s Next?

Disregarding the three straight losses, the upcoming week will be an important one for Edmonton. The Oilers get to stay at home for a meeting with the Winnipeg Jets, before travelling to Vancouver and Calgary. As of today, the three teams are within three points, and the Canucks are proud owners of the third and last Pacific Division playoff spot.

Next: 6. Anaheim Ducks