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Were people a little hasty in closing the window on the Chicago Blackhawks before the season? It sure looks like it. Wholesale NHL Clothes. Are the New Jersey Devils the quietest 8-3-3 team in NHL history? Man, are they ever flying under the radar.?1. (Last week: 4)?Chicago Blackhawks, 11-3-2The Blackhawks head off on their annual circus trip having padded their record nicely. Sundays win over Montreal was entertaining. Now come stops in Winnipeg, Calgary, Vancouver, Edmonton, San Jose, Anaheim and Los Angeles. Chicagos next home game isnt until Nov. 29 against Florida.2. (3)?Pittsburgh Penguins, 10-3-2It sure looks like Matt Murray has reclaimed the No. 1 job in net, right? Now the question is: How long does Marc-Andre Fleury stay put? It might not be a bad idea to keep him around for the season, given the compressed schedule, and deal with that situation after the season. As they say, we shall see.3. (2) New York Rangers, 12-4-0The Blueshirts made the Alberta sweep over the weekend and now have a chance to make it a perfect road trip with wins in Vancouver and Columbus this week. New Yorks high PDO (save percentage + shooting percentage) suggests a market correction at some point, but I still like the way this team plays.4. (6) Montreal Canadiens, 13-2-1The Canadiens had impressive wins over Los Angeles and Detroit before a tough 3-2 loss at Chicago. The Blackhawks were fortunate not to have to face Carey Price, he of the .957 save percentage and 1.40 (!) goals-against average. Are you kidding me?5. (1) Washington Capitals, 9-4-1Losses to San Jose and Carolina were sandwiched around a nice win in Chicago last week. But, ooh baby, the Penguins come to town on Wednesday.6. (10) San Jose Sharks, 9-6-0The Sharks have three wins in three games on their six-game trek so far, including noteworthy decisions over Washington, Florida and Tampa Bay. Brent Burns?is on pace for 76 points -- just saying.7. (14) New Jersey Devils, 8-3-3Are these the throwback Devils? New Jersey is third in goals against per game (2.14) while playing structured, disciplined hockey.8. (12) Ottawa Senators, 9-5-1The Sens have gone nine consecutive games without scoring more than two goals and yet have gone 5-3-1 during that stretch. Is Guy Bouchers system kicking in?9. (13) Anaheim Ducks, 7-6-3Ill be curious to see how long it takes top defenseman Hampus Lindholm?-- who has played three games so far -- to find his groove. Its really hard to miss camp, the preseason and the start of the season and not blink.10. (11) Minnesota Wild, 8-5-1So far, so good for reclamation project Eric Staal in Minnesota. He has 13 points (five goals, eight assists) in 14 games and leads the Wild in scoring.11. (5) Tampa Bay Lightning, 8-6-1The Bolts begin a five-game road trip on Monday night at Brooklyn searching for more consistency. Other stops on the trip include Detroit, Buffalo, Philadelphia and Nashville.12. (17) Boston Bruins, 10-6-0Has Tuukka Rask changed his number to 31? Hes been Carey Price-like this season, sporting a .945 save percentage and 1.54 GAA. What an amazing year so far for Rask.13. (8) Edmonton Oilers, 9-6-1Dont look now, but the Oilers -- after their wonderful start to the season -- have dropped six of their past eight games. The search for consistency continues.14. (24) Winnipeg Jets, 8-7-2We should all be cheering for Mark Scheifele to win the scoring title. Hes among the best interviews in the entire league and a terrific young man. And, boy, has he come into his own over the past year.15. (9) Columbus Blue Jackets, 7-4-2The Jackets have scored 18 of their 45 goals in two games. Overall, theyre averaging 3.46 goals per game (second in the NHL). But take away those two magical games, and theyre averaging just 2.45 goals in the others.16. (7) St. Louis Blues, 7-6-3The Blues are on a three-game losing streak, including an 8-4 massacre in Columbus on Saturday. St. Louis is last in the league in PDO, so one would assume that some puck luck should be coming its way at some point.17. (15) Los Angeles Kings, 7-8-1Three consecutive losses for the Kings since that 7-0 romp in Toronto. Sure, they miss goalie?Jonathan Quick?-- but theyre also just 24th in scoring.18. (23) Nashville Predators, 6-5-3Well, well, well -- have the preseason darlings woken up? The Preds have won three in a row, including a 5-0 shutout of Anaheim on Saturday.19. (16) Florida Panthers, 7-7-1Its been mostly win one, lose one for the Cats, as they search to find some cohesion. A four-game road trek starts Tuesday in Montreal.20. (21) Detroit Red Wings, 8-7-1The Wings got smoked 5-0 in Montreal on Saturday, and it doesnt get any easier this week with Tampa Bay and Washington on the docket.21. (22) Dallas Stars, 6-6-4Tyler Seguin took a while to get going after missing camp because of a World Cup injury, but hes roaring now. Hes tied for the NHL lead in scoring, with 20 points (7-13) in 16 games.22. (19) Toronto Maple Leafs, 6-6-3The young Buds have given up 40-plus shots in four of their past six games, including 49 in Pittsburgh on Saturday night. Coach Mike Babcock has to keep convincing his kids there are two sides to a puck.23. (20) Philadelphia Flyers, 7-7-2The win over Minnesota on Saturday snapped a three-game skid. The Flyers need few more saves and better defensive play to get things going again.24. (25) Colorado Avalanche, 6-8-0Heres hoping Matt Duchene (concussion) isnt out long. The Avs are last in the NHL in goals per game (1.93) as it is.25. (26) New York Islanders, 5-7-3The slumping Isles have one win in six games this month, and things wont get any easier with Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh on tap -- followed next week by a three-game trek to California.26. (28) Carolina Hurricanes, 4-6-4Can the impressive 5-1 win over Washington spur Carolina? The Canes get San Jose and Montreal next, so well find out.27. (18) Buffalo Sabres, 5-6-4The inconsistent Sabres have dropped five of their past six games, when the power play has gone 1-for-11.28. (27) Calgary Flames, 5-10-1The Flames are tied for 30th in goals against per game (3.63). They are way better than this. Something has to give.29. (30) Vancouver Canucks, 6-9-1The Canucks are 27th in PDO if youre looking for something that suggests they deserve better luck.30. (29) Arizona Coyotes, 5-9-0Were not used to seeing a Dave Tippett team rank 27th in goals against per game. Such are the perils of having young players who are learning on the job. NHL Jerseys USA Store. PETERSBURG, Fla. Discount NHL Jerseys. -- Playing time has been limited for Maxim Tissot this season, so the Montreal Impact defender made the most of his first scoring opportunity on Saturday. http://www.cheapnhljerseys.us/. General manager Jarmo Kekalainen told Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch on Friday that he wants to see Gaboriks contributions go beyond the scoresheet before considering a long-term deal for the soon-to-be unrestricted free agent. SALT LAKE CITY -- Slowing down Golden States offense is a bit like trying to move a mountain with bare hands. The Warriors are scorching one defense after another with their ability to relentlessly score from anywhere on the floor.Golden State (19-3) is averaging 130.5 points per game in the month of December. The Warriors have won their last two games by an average of 27.3 points, with the latest result being a 115-98 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night.Their big three of Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson have been virtually unstoppable over the past four contests. Thompson is averaging 31.3 points on 48.9 percent shooting. Curry is scoring 22.8 points per game on 47.6 percent shooting and dishing out 6.0 assists. Durant is chipping in 23.8 points on 47.0 percent shooting and collecting 8.3 rebounds.This sort of offensive efficiency is no fluke. Golden State leads the NBA in field-goal percentage (.502) and is the only team in the league shooting above 50 percent. The Warriors are also league leaders in assists (32.0) and scoring (120.0).Its reached a point where Golden State almost demands perfection and a 115-point outing against the Clippers is a bit of a disappointment.Honestly, I dont think we played well offensively tonight, Draymond Green said after Thursdays game. We missed a lot of shots that we normally make. The flow wasnt really there. But the most important thing is we defended and didnt turn the ball over. And when you dont turn the ball over and you defend, you give yourself a chance to win every game.Dealing with such a potent offense will be challenging even for one the NBAs best defensive teams. The Utah Jazz are allowing just 95.5 points per game this season and have given up only 93.0 points per contest in 11 home contests.Containing Golden State at that level will be nearly impossible for Utah, which has just 11 available players for Thurssday. Cheap NHL Jerseys Free Shipping. George Hill (sprained toe), Rodney Hood (hamstring strain), Derrick Favors (knee contusion) and Alec Burks (ankle rehabilitation) will not play against the Warriors.Gordon Hayward is also banged up after injuring the same finger he fractured during the preseason in Tuesdays 112-105 win over Phoenix. Hayward left during the third quarter to get the finger examined and returned for the fourth quarter. His finger was bruised and swollen after the game but, fortunately for Utah, not broken.It was stinging, so I wanted to make sure everything was fine before I came back, Hayward said. Sometimes, you just have to let pain dissipate a little bit. We put some spray on it and re-wrapped it. Its not broken. We X-rayed it and its fine.A troubling trend has emerged for the Jazz over their last three games. In each game, Utah has surrendered a double-digit lead during the fourth quarter and held on in the final minutes for a victory.Fourth-quarter sluggishness was really pronounced against the Suns. The Jazz scored just nine points over the first 10 minutes of the quarter and relaxed on defense, allowing Phoenix to rally from a 19-point deficit and tie the game at 103-103 with 3:07 remaining.I dont think were playing our best defense at all, Utah coach Quin Snyder said. The ball has gotten in the paint too much. Weve been playing teams that are just driving the ball. In some respects, when Rudy is protecting the rim, thats good. But if you look at the lineups weve had, we havent had a lot of quickness on the floor. Guys got to be more disciplined.Golden State has dominated the series with Utah in recent seasons. The Warriors have won five straight and 11 of the last 12 against the Jazz. Utahs lone win in that stretch was a 110-100 home victory on Jan. 30, 2015. ' ' '