Vancouver Canucks: Week 12 Pacific Division Power Rankings

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Dec 20, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Calgary Flames defenseman Dougie Hamilton (27) receives congratulations from teammates after scoring in the third period against the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena. Detroit won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

3. Calgary Flames

Last Week’s Record: 2-2-0

Overall Record: 15-16-2

What’s Good? 

The Flames seemed unstoppable for the longest time, winning seven straight games to move right up the standings — into fifth in the Pacific Division. Still, they beat the Nashville Predators 2-1 and the Dallas Stars 3-1, which is outstanding for two reasons. Firstly, Nashville and especially Dallas are two of the best teams in the league, and secondly, the worst defence in the league limited the scoring trio of Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin and Patrick Sharp to one lonely goal.

What’s Bad? 

Calgary may have lost two games last week, but nothing is really bad about that. They only surrendered three goals against the St. Louis Blues and four against the Detroit Red Wings. Respectable numbers for the Flames, especially considering that one was an empty-netter.

What’s Next?

The next couple of weeks will be tough for the Flames, with the Jets, Oilers, Ducks and Kings visiting. Some of the weaker teams in the league, but very important match-ups in the playoff race.

Next: 2. San Jose Sharks