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Updated: October 21, 2014



The season is well underway and we've already had some interesting surprises, storylines and some unfortunate injuries. This week's TFP Power Rankings, presented by True Rivalry showcases how each team has done since the 2014-15 campaign officially started Oct. 8.

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1 4 This Ducks squad has started the season red hot, thanks to an even hotter goaltending performance by Fredrik Andersen. With him and John Gibson between the pipes, things look good in Anaheim.
2 8 Sacre bleu! What a start for Les Canadiens. They're lucky the offense has gotten off to a good start, because Carey Price has not... but we all know he'll turn it on soon enough.
3 1 The champs lost to the Sharks to open the season -- really, what anyone surprised by that? -- but it's back to business for the Kings.
4 26 Umm. No, this isn't a typo. The Islanders started off with four-straight wins for the first time and John Tavares looks like a man on a mission this season.
5 5 Nobody's really surprised the Sharks got off to a solid start, but they'll be an interesting team to watch this season. With all the Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau chatter over the summer, will they end the year in San Jose?
6 15 Alex Ovechkin seems to be playing like the Alexander Ovechkin of old, which is a great sign for Barry Trotz and the Capitals.
7 21 The Sens are among the early-season surprises, with a 4-1-0 start. We're not sure how long it'll last, but the team is certainly clicking.
8 2 Goaltending and defense has been stellar for Chicago in their first four games. That should be a constant all season long, as usual.
9 24 Another surprise comes out of Smashville, as the Predators haven't lost in regulation yet. They've only scored 12 goals in five games, though, and that will need to improve.
10 10 Sidney Crosby and the Penguins are looking pretty good so far, even in their crazy Halloween costumes (google it).
11 16 Henrik Zetterberg's performance over the weekend against Toronto was tremendous and should keep up all year, with Pavel Datsyuk returning to the lineup Tuesday.
12 23 Okay, so the Canucks started the year off with a pretty easy few games, but the real test comes now as they face off against some clear-cut playoff contenders.
13 11 They've got injuries coming out from every angle, but they've managed to win three of their first five.
14 7 It's too bad the team has lost Victor Hedman for the next 4-to-6 weeks, but they should have the depth to combat that at this point in the season.
15 29 Getting off to a 4-3-0 start is a success for Calgary, who were pegged to be among the bottom-feeders in the West this season.
16 6 Boston's defensive game has been lacking, but it's only seven games in. Panic won't set in, but that also won't stop GM Peter Chiarelli from exploring some options for a top line winger.
17 13 Once Dallas' offense really gets going, they'll be a dangerous force. They want a top-pairing defenseman, but that'll have to likely wait until later in the season.
18 22 Mike Cammalleri has the Devils doing quite well so far, but they'll need their supporting cast to step up this season.
19 3 A 2-2-1 start in their first five could have been worse, but all signs point to the Blues propelling up the standings soon enough.
20 19 They've won two-straight, but that's only put them even at 3-3-0. It's early, but the defending Eastern Conference champions need to get their acts together.
21 14 The Coyotes are going to need better overall defense this season if they want to play hockey well into April.
22 12 They've only allowed four goals in four games, but they've lost two of those four contests. Not good.
23 17 Panic set in almost immediately in Toronto, but they've played pretty decently after losing their first two games and should compete for the playoffs.
24 18 The Flyers have a couple of big holes they want to address (top-line winger, No. 2 or 3 defenseman).
25 25 It seems like it's going to be a long year in Raleigh. Don't expect trade rumors to quiet any time soon.
26 9 Far from the start the Avs expected, but it's still very early. Losing Paul Stastny will hurt them this year, but they have other key players who need to step up.
27 27 Ownership seems to be a little rattled at the poor start, but the Panthers are confident their off-season acquisitions will make them a playoff contender.
28 28 Same old story. Not much else to say.
29 22 Lots of disappointment coming out of Winnipeg to start the season.
30 30 Well, at least nobody is surprised. It's going to take some time for their young studs to break out.

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