The Ducks, or as I like to call them, Mumpsford and Sons, are still leading the division after a second-straight week with a 1-1-1 record. But there is a team that is hard-charging, and that team somehow is the Calgary Flames.
Martin Hanzal had the single-best game this week out of everyone with his hat trick, but there were some other big-time performances, and some not so much. Here's a look at this week's studs and duds from around the Pacific.
Anaheim Ducks (11-4-4, 1-1-1 this week)
Stud: Ryan Kesler. Wednesday against the Kings, Kesler put up two goals and an assist, to go with eight hits and three takeaways. He also scored another goal against the Kings on Saturday.
Dud: Goaltending vs. Florida. Both Jason LaBarbera and Frederik Anderson were absolutely brutal against Florida on Sunday. LaBarbera gave up two goals on 14 shots, while Anderson gave up four goals on 15 shots. So bad.
Highlight: Lots of open space in the slot allows for some nifty passing before this Kesler goal.
Vancouver Canucks (12-6-0, 1-1-0 this week)
Stud: Sedin twins. Henrik and Daniel combined for a goal and three assists in the Canucks first game of the week. In the Coyotes game, they were two of the four guys that weren't on the ice for an Arizona goal.
Dud: Ryan Miller. Miller gave up five goals to the Coyotes. Nuff said.
Highlight: Daniel Sedin puts the puck basically the only place it can go for the overtime winner against the Sens.
Calgary Flames (11-6-2, 2-0-0 this week)
Stud: Paul Byron. Byron put up two goals against the Coyotes, then scored a goal against the Senators. He also had a few takeaways this week. Are the Flames actually going to be good all year?
Dud: Max Reinhart. The fourth-line center for the Flames barely averaged seven minutes of ice time, and took that ice time to go a combined 4-12 in the faceoff circle.
Highlight: You want to see a ridiculous centering pass? Who doesn't? This one hits a speedy Josh Jooris right in front of the goalie.
Los Angeles Kings (9-5-4, 1-1-1 this week)
Stud: Jake Muzzin. The L.A. defenseman had two assists in each of the games against Anaheim this week. He also had multiple blocked shots in each of the three games the Kings played.
Dud: Dustin Brown. No points, just four shots on net, and an overall -2 +/- this week. Not exactly the most productive stretch ever for Brown.
Highlight: This is a pretty great way to win a game, courtesy of Justin Williams and Jarret Stoll.
San Jose Sharks (10-8-2, 2-2-0 this week)
Stud: Joe Thornton. He scored a point in each of the Sharks' four games this week (3 G, 1 A). All of this came on just five shots on net. That's efficient I guess.
Dud: Logan Couture. On the other end of the spectrum, Couture had exactly zero points this week. Come get some.
Highlight: This is really poor defense, and Tomas Hertl showing off a little bit.
Arizona Coyotes (8-9-1, 2-2-0 this week)
Stud: Martin Hanzal. Getting a hat trick will certainly always earn you stud honors for the week. Three goals on three shots against the Canucks for Hanzal.
Dud: Oliver Ekman-Larsson. Just one assist over the four games, and just a bunch of missed shots. It hasn't exactly been the best of years for Coyote defensemen, and OEL finds himself as the torch-bearer for that for this week.
Highlight: Some actual teamwork on the power play results in this easy Antoine Vermette goal.
Edmonton Oilers (6-10-2, 0-2-1 this week)
Stud: Jordan Eberle. Just like Thornton, Eberle was able to put up one point in each contest the Oilers played (1 G, 2 A). He did take 14 shots this week though.
Dud: Boyd Gordon. Zero points and just one shot on net this week for Gordon. That seems pretty bad for a center that averages about 13 minutes per game.
Highlight: I feel like the league let this goal count because it's the Oilers and they need all the help they can get right now. It's also Jordan Eberle's 100th career NHL goal.
And that'll do it for This Week in the Pacific Division. If you see anything that catches your eye over the next week, feel free to send it along!