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Old Nov. 4th, '17, 10:20 pm   #1
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Default Week 3 Power Rankings - Look Out Below

Week 3 Record: (4-1-1) Season Record: (9-6-3)
Honestly, I had to delve deeper into the statistics to make a decision on this #1 spot as Florida presented a pretty good case to be here. Even though the Avalanche and Panthers split their weekly series, it was Colorado's staggering +10 goal differential that made the difference for me. They scored a prolific 31 goals in week 3, 11 more than next closest Philadelphia, while only allowing 20 goals against (2nd). Their first ranked Power Play was also a major contributing factor to their weekly success, as it also was tops in the league running at 37%. The only sore spot for the Avalanche this week, was their third ranked Penalty Kill Unit, yet it still didn't hamper their weekly record. NR really has hit team playing at a very high level right now, and if they continue on this path, they will be the team to beat in the coming weeks.

Key Player: NYIsles1972 - Forward - 4gp | 6g | 3a | 9pts --- Goalie - 2gp | 3.00gaa | .750%
Isles pulled double duty this week, playing both as a forward and goaltender, and he sure didn't disappoint. In his 4 games as a forward he had 9 points and was outstanding in the face off dot winning 69.7% of his draws. When called upon to man the pipes, he was impressive as well going 2 - 0 with a 5 v. 5 GAA of 1.50. Isles did it all this week for the Avs.

Week 3 Record: (4-2-0) Season Record: (10-6-2)
As mentioned above, the Panthers certainly made a run at the top spot this week, but ultimately came up a little short. Besides splitting the series with the Avalanche, they boasted the top ranked Penalty Killing Unit that was successful, a near perfect 95% of the time. They also excelled at keeping the biscuit out of their net only allowing a league best 17 goals. Surprisingly, considering the success Florida had this week, they weren't exactly world beaters when it came to scoring, as they scored the second least amount of goals (18) and had a tied for last Power Play (18%). Florida was one of the two teams that had a positive goal differential this week, with the other being Colorado and while that differential (+1) wasn't anything significant, it certainly translated into wins. If Banks can keep his defensive unit and goaltender playing the way it did in week 3 and reignites that offense from previous weeks, Florida will be a tough challenge for any team in the league.

Key Player: Krimsonfire - Forward - 4gp | 6g | 4a | 10pts
During a week when the goal well was a bit dry for the Panthers, Krim didn't skip a beat. He led all Florida forwards with 10 points in 4 games while winning 56.5% of his draws. In their 6 - 4 victory versus Philadelphia, Krim was a man possessed, registering a cool 5 points, including a hat trick, while netting the game winning short handed goal. He was also named the First Star in that game.

Week 3 Record: (2-4-0) Season Record: (7-10-1)
A strange week for Philadelphia because statistically speaking they had a week that wasn't particularly bad. And while they certainly played some tight games this week, it just wasn't enough to move them past the 3rd spot. Taking a glimpse at the positives, the Flyers scored the second most amount of goals (20) in Week 3 and had special teams units that were both ranked 2nd. The lone sore spot, statistically speaking, was that they allowed the second most amount of goals (22), and that is the #1 reason why they struggled as a team this week. Of Philadelphia's 4 losses this week, 3 of them were by one goal, and they even had a solid win versus Colorado to end the week. So while they were a competitive foe for the other teams this week, it sure didn't show in the results. We are now heading into week 4 of the season and the Flyers are slowly fading away from the playoff race, 6 points out and if they plan on making a run at the final playoff spot Philadelphia needs to start stringing together some wins starting now.

Key Player: RValliant - Forward - 4gp | 4g | 4a | 8pts
The Flyers did an excellent job of putting the puck in the net this week and Valiant surely did his part. He had a solid 8 points in 4 games and in one of their two wins this week he was a crucial piece. In that victory, he potted the game winning goal and was named the First Star of the game with a rating of 111. Congrats to Valiant for his very first key player recognition.

Week 3 Record: (2-4-0) Season Record: (10-6-2)
Definitely an anomaly this week for the Leafs who remain in first place overall in the league standings, tied with Colorado. The original plan was to place Toronto in the 3rd position but after looking at the stats a little closer and taking into account their loss to Philadelphia, it just wasn't in the cards. Surprisingly, they struggled in many aspects this week, starting with their special teams units that just didn't get the job done, as they were both at the bottom of the league. As indicated by their league worst goal differential, (16 GF/25 GA, -9), the Leafs had a hard time handling the puck in both ends of the rink in Week 3, and it was obvious in the win column. Toronto's two wins came against Philadelphia and Florida this week but they didn't really pose a serious threat to the opposition in their other games. However, as mentioned previously, the Leafs still sit at the top of the league overall standings and this week is definitely not a trend that I expect to continue in Toronto.

Key Player: Ftz chr0nic - Forward - 4gp | 4g | 3a | 7pts
Chronic's stats weren't off the charts this week, though he did have 7 points in 4 games. Where he did excel was in the physical game with his team leading 12 hits and in the face off circle where he won 53% of his draws. In one of their two wins this week, a 4 - 3 victory versus Philadelphia, Chronic led the way with 3 points (including the GWG), and was named the First Star of the game.

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Old Nov. 5th, '17, 12:05 am   #2
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1st to worst?!

Good write up man!

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Old Nov. 6th, '17, 9:04 am   #3
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Nice job as usual dusty
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