1/26 Power Rankings Roundup: cold Arnott, losing streak erase momentum

The Nashville Predators, 29-19-3, with 61 points, dropped all three of their games last week after coming off a spectacular road trip in Canada. The lost ground in the playoff chase led journalists to drop them across the board in their power rankings, some more significantly than others. 

Follow after the jump where the Preds average out at 12th, Jason Arnott is given some of the blame, and the Sharks and Capitals gain ground on the Blackhawks...

SI's Allan Muir drops Nashville just two spots to 10th:

Just a week after closing in on the Big Three with a trio of road wins, they gave back all the ground they gained. Monday's 4-3 home loss to the Leafs was embarrassing, but dropping close games in Phoenix and Denver could really come back and haunt them in April. Might help them get back on track if ice cold captain Jason Arnott (one goal on his last 49 shots) starts finding the back of the net.

Robert Picarello from FoxSports.com has Nashville in 10th, down 4:

The way the Preds played in Week 17, the team is lucky to still be in the top 10 in the rankings. After running the table in Week 16, Nashville failed to win a game last week, dropping three straight to Toronto, Phoenix and Colorado.

Ryan Dixon of The Hockey News has Nashville plummeting nine spots to 12th:

Jason Arnott has just one goal in his past 15 contest

Craig Custance of The Sporting News drops the Preds 4 spots to 11th:

According to the Tennessean, Barry Trotz is hoping to scrap his goalie rotation sooner rather than later.

TSN.ca can't really think the Predators are worse than Montreal and Ottawa, can they? (in 18th)

Lost all three last week and the power play is 1-for-13 (7.7%) in the last five games, sliding down to seventh in the West. 

ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun drops Nashville six spots to 11th:

This is how my boys from Nashville reacted to a season-high No. 5 ranking last week: three straight losses..

Wes Goldstein of CBSSports.com drops Nashville eight spots to 14th:

Jason Arnott has just 12 goals this season, only one in his past 15 games.
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