Canucks: Where they sit in power rankings through 31 games

The Vancouver Canucks have struggled with consistency since November. Here’s a look at where they sit in power rankings across the web now.

A 4-1 home loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night dropped the Vancouver Canucks to 15-12-4 on the season, as they continue to struggle in finding some consistency.

Vancouver entered the month of November with a promising 8-3-1 record, but they’ve only recorded seven wins ever since. Entering play on Wednesday, the Canucks sit three points behind the Vegas Golden Knights for the final wild card spot in the Western Conference — and six behind the Edmonton Oilers for tops in the Pacific Division.

Though the Canucks haven’t been able to go on much of a hot streak, they have won three of their last five contests. Elias Pettersson and company were the better team against Toronto on Tuesday night, but Frederik Andersen completely stole one for the visitors. Eventually, the bounces will go Vancouver’s way, and they should gain some more ground in the tight playoff race.

But amid some inconsistency play over the past three weeks, where do the Canucks sit in power rankings across the web? Let’s take a look.

  • Yahoo Sports: Vancouver moved up three spots this week, placing 18th on Ryan Lambert’s list.
  • Sporting News: Sammi Silber moved the Canucks down to 19th. They were previously 16th on his list here.
  • Sports Illustrated: Not too big of a move here. Vancouver previously placed 12th on Sports Illustrated’s rankings, but they moved down to 14 this week.
  • theScore: A small jump for the Canucks here, who move up one spot to 15th.
  • CBS Sports:Vancouver moves up two spots in Pete Blackburn’s rankings. This week, they’re 14th.

Vancouver will host the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night to conclude a five-game homestand. After a short two-game road trip, they’ll return home for another five-game homestand — beginning next Tuesday against the Montreal Canadiens.