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Evander Kane joins the Oilers, the Flames set a franchise record, and Trevor Zegras adds another jaw-dropping play to his highlight reel.

8. Seattle Kraken (14-26-4)

Last week: 8

The Kraken have been playing some of the top teams in the Eastern Conference tough on their current road trip, which started with a 2-1 overtime win over the Pittsburgh Penguins to snap the Penguins’ six-game winning streak.

Then on Sunday, they got a power-play goal from Yanni Gourde to tie things up at 2-2 with the New York Rangers with just over a minute to go in the third period. It looked like they had at least one point in the bag, but K’Andre Miller responded for the Rangers just over 30 seconds later, and that was that.

This week: @ BOS, @ NYI

7. Vancouver Canucks (19-19-6)

Last week: 7

A 5-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets last Thursday was sandwiched in between overtime losses to the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames and stands as Vancouver’s only win in its last five games.

As trade rumors swirl around J.T. Miller, his coach called him out for a lackadaisical backcheck on Calgary’s OT winner on Saturday.

This week: @ CHI, @ NSH

6. San Jose Sharks (22-20-3)

Last week: 5

San Jose’s road trip has gone downhill since opening it with a 4-1 win over the Washington Capitals. They allowed three goals in the third period on Saturday, turning a 3-1 lead over the Florida Panthers into a 5-4 overtime loss before a 2-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday.

For a Sharks team that has been in desperate need of more secondary scoring, the recent hot streak of Jonathan Dahlen has been welcome. The rookie has three goals and an assist in three games so far on the trip, including a two-goal effort against the Panthers.

This week: @ TB

5. Edmonton Oilers (22-16-2)

Last week: 6

Is the ship being righted in Edmonton? The Oilers are riding a four-game winning streak.

Evander Kane made his debut for the team on Saturday. He wasted little time reminding people that he can be an impact player if he can just stay out of trouble.

This week: @ OTT, @ WSH

4. Anaheim Ducks (23-16-8)

Last week: 4

It’s been a pretty good road trip for the Ducks, who’ve picked up seven of eight possible points thus far.

The Trevor Zegras rookie highlight reel is going to be a pretty epic one.

This week: @ DET

3. Calgary Flames (21-13-6)

Last week: 3

The Flames had an interesting week.

It started with back-to-back dominant victories. After outshooting the St. Louis Blues 48-21 in a 7-1 win, they set a franchise record for most shots on goal in a game, outshooting the Columbus Blue Jackets 62-23 in a 6-0 win.

Their offense went quiet after that, though. The rematch with the Blues didn’t go nearly as well, as they dropped a 5-1 game in St. Louis. Their game against the Canucks on Saturday was scoreless through regulation before Johnny Gaudreau won it in overtime.

This week: @ DAL, @ ARI

2. LA Kings (23-16-7)

Last week: 2

It’s been a solid road trip for the LA Kings, despite helping the Philadelphia Flyers snap a 13-game winless streak on Saturday.

They’ve still picked up six of eight possible points so far, and they bounced back from the Flyers loss with an impressive 4-3 win over the Penguins on Sunday, despite their blue line taking a big hit before the game with Mikey Anderson being placed on injured reserve and Matt Roy being placed in COVID protocol. Pittsburgh has just two regulation losses over its last 11 games, and they’ve both been to LA.

This week: @ DET

1. Vegas Golden Knights (26-16-3)

Last week: 1

The Golden Knights managed to come back from a tough four-game road trip with five out of eight possible points, capped off by a 3-2 shootout win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday. Mark Stone scored the winner in the seventh round to help Vegas maintain a slim lead atop the Pacific Division standings.

This week: VS BUF

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