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This Week in the Pacific Division: The Oilers and Coyotes are tied in the standings

The tank race is officially on!

Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

I like doing this post because it gives me a chance to talk about good hockey teams, but let's focus on the bottom of the division this week....

The Coyotes and Oilers are officially in a dead heat for worst record outside of Buffalo. That's right, even with a season sweep of Edmonton, the Yotes have made it all the way back down to the bottom of the barrel.

In recognition of that accomplishment, let's watch B.J. Crombeen and Jordin Tootoo punch each other a bunch of times:

Now for the rest of the division, where teams are actually winning games. Except the Sharks. They're turning into some sort of flaming pile of trash.

Anaheim Ducks (44-20-7, 2-1-0 this week)

Stud: Three goals on the week for Ryan Getzlaf as the Ducks got out of a three-game losing streak. In the loss to the Flames though, Getzlaf had two goals and FIVE takeaways.

Dud: No points for Andrew Cogliano and he has just 23 points in 71 games this year.

Vancouver Canucks (39-25-4, 1-1-0 this week)

Stud: Derek Dorsett had a goal and two assists in just over 13 minutes of ice time in a 4-1 victory over the Maple Leafs.

Dud: The Sedins/Vrbata line didn't score any points in these two games, which is noteworthy since they're always out there scoring goals.

Calgary Flames (38-26-5, 2-1-0 this week)

Stud: The Flames scored a ton of goals in their three games. Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan each had three goals, but Johnny Hockey outdid Monahan by an assist (2-1).

Dud: Our old buddy David Schlemko managed to get zero points in a week where there were 14 goals to go around.

Los Angeles Kings (34-22-13, 3-1-0 this week)

Stud: Justin Williams had a goal and four assists, including a three assist game against the Avalanche.

Dud: Even with four games this week, Dustin Brown failed to record a point. Didn't seem to have much of an effect on the rest of the team though.

San Jose Sharks (34-27-8, 1-1-0 this week)

Stud: Let's go with Tomas Hertl with his goal and assist in a 2-0 win over Nashville. He also had three blocked shots this week.


Arizona Coyotes (21-41-8, 0-3-0 this week)

Stud: Todd Walsh.

Dud: I mean, this could go to just about everyone. Let's go with Oliver Ekman-Larsson, who has now gone 12 games without scoring.

Edmonton Oilers (19-39-12, 1-1-1 this week)

Stud: Jordan Eberle without a doubt. Three goals and four assists this week, extending his points streak to five games.

Dud: Tanking efforts. The Oilers and Coyotes are tied in the standings ya'll.