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Your weekly dose of Metropolitan action!

James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to the first ever installment of Keeping up with the Metropolitans! Each Sunday in this NHL regular season, I will update the current Metropolitan Division standings, and then break down each team's previous weeks games with game recaps from each team's respective SB Nation. Find out who's rising to in the standings and find out who's struggling to keep up!

METROPOLITAN GP W L OTL PTS ROW SOW SOL HOME ROAD GF GA DIFF L10 STRK
NY Rangers 12 9 3 0 18 9 0 0 7-1-0 2-2-0 50 27 +23 8-2-0 Won 4
Pittsburgh 12 8 2 2 18 7 1 0 5-0-1 3-2-1 37 31 +6 6-2-2 Won 1
Washington 11 8 2 1 17 8 0 1 4-1-0 4-1-1 33 24 +9 8-2-0 Won 5
Philadelphia 13 6 6 1 13 4 2 0 3-3-0 3-3-1 47 48 -1 5-5-0 Lost 1
Columbus 10 5 3 2 12 5 0 0 3-2-0 2-1-2 32 21 +11 5-3-2 Lost 1
New Jersey 10 4 3 3 11 4 0 0 4-0-1 0-3-2 22 24 -2 4-3-3 Lost 2
NY Islanders 12 4 6 2 10 4 0 2 4-3-2 0-3-0 33 38 -5 4-4-2 Lost 3
Carolina 10 3 4 3 9 2 1 0 1-1-0 2-3-3 28 34 -6 3-4-3 Won 1


New York Rangers

Team Record 9-3-0, 18 points
Goals For/Against 50 goals for, 27 goals against
Last Week's Performance 4 wins

October 30 Grabner’s Hat Trick Leads Rangers Past Tampa Bay 6-1
November 1
Lundqvist, Rangers Shutout Blues 5-0
November 3
Nash’s Late Goal Propels Rangers Past Oilers
November 5
Rangers Top Bruins 5-2 To Win Fourth Straight


The Week Ahead:

Sunday, November 6 - vs Winnipeg Jets
Tuesday, November 8 - vs Vancouver Canucks
Saturday, November 12 - @ Calgary Flames

Injuries:

NEW YORK RANGERS

PLAYER DATE STATUS DESCRIPTION
J. JoorisC Oct 26, 2016 IR Upper-body injury


Washington Capitals

8-2-1, 17 pts  /  33GF/24GA  /  4-0 record last week

10/30/16
WSH: 3
CAL: 1

Capitals vs. Flames Recap: Caps Start Strong, Win Second Straight

11/1/16
WSH: 3
WPG: 2

Capitals vs. Jets Recap: Beagle Bests Winnipeg

11/3/16
WPG: 3
WSH: 4 OT

Caps vs. Jets Recap: O Captain My Game-Winning Captain, Caps Win 4-3

11/5/16
FLA: 2
WSH: 4

Caps vs. Panthers Recap: Four Score - Caps Win 4-2 Behind Oshie’s Pair

Week Ahead:

Tuesday Nov 8 - vs SJS

Friday Nov 11 - @ CHI***

Saturday Nov 12 - @ CAR


Injuries:

None. Must be something in the water in D.C.

Philadelphia Flyers

6-6-1, 13 pts  /  47GF/48GA  /  3-1 record last week

10/30/16
PHI: 4
CAR: 3

Flyers at Hurricanes recap: Shorthanded goal from Brandon Manning halts Flyers’ losing streak at two

11/2/16
DET: 3
PHI: 4 OT

Flyers vs. Red Wings recap: A comeback win! A winning streak! Everything’s coming up Flyers!

11/3/16
PHI: 3 SO
NYI: 2

Flyers vs. Islanders recap: The dumbest, most fun team in hockey squeaks out another one

11/5/16
PHI: 4
MTL: 5


Week Ahead:

Tuesday Nov 8 - vs DET

Friday Nov 11 - @ TOR

Saturday Nov 12 - vs MIN

Injuries:

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS

PLAYER DATE STATUS DESCRIPTION
S. LaughtonC Oct 5, 2016 IR Lower-body injury
B. GordonC Oct 31, 2016 IR Upper-body injury
A. MacDonaldD Nov 2, 2016 day-to-day Lower-body injury

Columbus Blue Jackets

5-3-2, 12 pts  /  32GF/21GA  /  2-0-1 record last week

11/1/16
DAL: 2
CBJ: 3 OT

Game Recap #8: What World Series?

11/4/16
MTL: 0
CBJ: 10!!!!!!!!!!

A Complete Game, and a Complete Ass Kicking

11/6/16
CBJ: 1
STL: 2 OT

Week Ahead:

Wednesday Nov 9 - vs ANA

Thursday Nov 10 - @ BOS

Saturday Nov 12 - vs STL

Injuries:

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS

PLAYER DATE STATUS DESCRIPTION
D. ClarksonRW Sep 20, 2016 IR Lower-body injury

New Jersey Devils

4-3-3, 11 pts  /  22GF/24GA  /  0-1-1 record last week

11/3/16
NJD: 3
FLA: 4 OT

New Jersey Devils Make Comeback but Lose in Overtime Again to Florida Panthers

11/5/16
NJD: 1
TBL: 4

Devils struggle, fall 4-1 to Lightning.

Week Ahead:

Sunday Nov 6 - @ CAR

Tuesday Nov 8 - vs CAR

Friday Nov 11 - @ BUF

Saturday Nov 12 - vs BUF

Injuries:

NEW JERSEY DEVILS

PLAYER DATE STATUS DESCRIPTION
J. MerrillD Oct 2, 2016 IR Right finger
L. GazdicLW Oct 7, 2016 IR Foot
M. SavardC Oct 9, 2016 IR Post-concussion syndrome


New York Islanders

4-6-2, 10 pts  /  33GF/38GA  /  1-1-2 record last week

10/30/16
TOR: 1
NYI: 5

Islanders 5, Maple Leafs 1: Dominant third period gives the Isles a huge win

11/1/16
TBL: 6
NYI: 1

Lightning 6, Islanders 1: Terrible, horrible, no good very bad day

11/3/16
PHI: 3 SO
NYI: 2

Flyers 3*, Islanders 2 (*SO): Point salvaged, point wasted

11/5/16
EDM: 4 SO
NYI: 3

Oilers 4*, Islanders 3 (*SO): Much better, but not enough

Week Ahead:

Monday Nov 7 - vs VAN

Thursday Nov 10 - @ TBL

Saturday Nov 12 - @ FLA

Injuries:

NEW YORK ISLANDERS

PLAYER DATE STATUS DESCRIPTION
M. GrabovskiC Sep 25, 2016 IR Concussion
R. PulockD Oct 21, 2016 IR Broken foot
M. BarzalC Nov 2, 2016 day-to-day Illness


Carolina Hurricanes

3-4-3, 9 pts  /  28GF/34GA  /  1-1-1 record last week

10/30/16
PHI: 4
CAR: 3

Recap: Defensive miscues cost Carolina Hurricanes in 4-3 loss to Philadelphia Flyers

11/1/16
CAR: 1
OTT: 2 OT

Hurricanes vs Senators Recap: Despite Quick Start, Canes Fall 2-1 in OT

11/5/16
CAR: 3 SO
NSH: 2


Week Ahead:

Sunday Nov 6 - vs NJD

Tuesday Nov 8 - @ NJD

Thursday Nov 10 - vs ANA

Saturday Nov 12 - vs WSH

Injuries:

None, as well. Good for them.


*Standings via ESPN as of 11/5/16
**Injuries via TSN as of 11/5/16
***Game of the week! Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals will be marching into Chicago for a Friday Night Showdown!