NHL Power Rankings: B/R Experts' Week 21 Poll

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NHL Power Rankings: B/R Experts' Week 21 Poll
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We have no change at the top of the Bleacher Report power rankings for the week ending Feb. 21, and why would we?

The Washington Capitals, No. 1 last time around, have won their last three games and stand at 43-10-4 after 57 games. They have an outside shot at the all-time NHL record for most wins in a season, set by the 1995-96 Detroit Red Wings (62). But maybe it's not such an outside chance when you look at the numbers.

They have to go 19-6 in the final 25 games to tie the record. That sounds very doable for this squad.

There was not a whole lot of movement among most teams, although the Minnesota Wild did make a nice jump. As the season gets later and later, moving—here in our rankings and in the real NHL standings—gets tougher to do. We're in the final quarter of the season, with the Feb. 29 trade deadline almost upon us. 

Things will change. But how much remains to be seen. Our panel this week includes yours truly, Carol Schram, Steve MacFarlane, Jonathan Willis, Allan Mitchell and Lyle Richardson. 

What did we get right and wrong with our rankings this week? We're all ears.

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