Predators Power Ranking Roundup: Week 4

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In this the fourth edition of our power rankings roundup, the Nashville Predators are taking the NHL by storm. Thanks to the stellar play of their goalies along with Shea Weber, Cal O`Reilly, and Steve Sullivan, Nashville checks in no lower than 3rd. They remain the NHL's only unbeaten team in regulation, sitting at 5-0-3 with 13 points.

Follow after the jump for more, and click on the logos for the full rankings.

Outlet This Week Last Week What They're Saying
1 -- They seldom lose in one-goal games.    
2 10 Every point counts. Nashville is the NHL's only undefeated team in regulation.    
1 8 A team-wide scoring effort, Shea Weber is off to a Norris Trophy start and the Preds' goaltending has been playing at an elite level. And they haven't lost. The secret sauce Barry Trotz is cooking in Nashville continues to amaze.    
2 -- The surprising Predators remain the only team in the league without a regulation loss and have already played seven one-goal games (4-0-3).
2 4 Last club in the NHL without a regulation loss; last four wins all have been by one goal.    
2 4 The Predators (5-0-3) are the only team without a regulation loss after Sunday's dramatic 4-3 road win over Tampa. It's amazing given that the Preds have scored just 21 goals in eight games (20th in the league).
1 3 The Predators jumped two places in the power rankings to claim the top slot by picking up at least a point in every game they played in Week 3. Pekka Rinne helped the club earn four of a possible six points in his three starts, which included his first shutout of the season.
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2 4 Predators are the last team without a regulation-time loss. In their last two they've handled Dallas and Tampa Bay.    
1W 4W They have points in every game so far. Of course they're number one.
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2 4
This isn't just a good team for the money. This is a good team. The Preds are the last club standing without a regulation loss -- and they rank first overall in the NHL -- because they're doing all the little things well. Seven of their eight games have been decided by one goal and they're coming out on top because they protect the puck, clog the lanes and limit opposition opportunities. They're also getting great goaltending, including a shutout of the Stars by Pekka Rinne on Saturday and a 42-save performance from Anders Lindback in Sunday's win over Tampa.    
1 5 Veteran Steve Sullivan is off to a nice start and on pace for 40 goals.
3 2 Decidely more dangerous this season, 36-year-old Steve Sullivan is creating more chances (2.89 shots per game) and the payoff is that he leads the Preds with four goals in eight games.     
2 5 OT losses to Calgary and Pittsburgh keep Preds from top spot.

Many thanks to Japers' Rink for the formatting for this post.

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