KHL.ru presents a new weekly column that features the top 12 teams in the League every seven days.
Power Rankings are a new indicator mathematically calculated basing on the team's performance in the season. The teams started with the same points, and for each regulation win, each side will "steal" the other 25% of its points. In case of an OT or SO win, the loot will drop to 12.5%. Thus, the Power Rankings will indicate what teams are on the run, are defeating their direct competitors, and having winning streaks.
The St. Petersburg's Army men had three victories in the Far East, finally putting to end its October crisis. The team led by Alexei Kudashov is in a four-team winning streak, with three triumphs in either OT or SO.
The team led by David Nemirovsky is in great shape, having scored 17 times in its latest three games, thumping the opposition twice with a 6-2 score.
The Red Army's strong start allows the team keeping itself in the first half of the Power Rankings. Igor Nikitin's troop, however, lost its four latest games, managing to gain one point twice.
Recently, the team had a record-breaking 10-game winning streak. In the most recent three games, the Wolves didn't manage to come out with a win, but they showed that they can still put the puck in the back of the net.
Admiral is currently the eighth seed of the Eastern Conference, and this month the team led by Sergei Svetlov already defeated Lokomotiv and Spartak, showing great shape and excellent chemistry.
In October's tail, the Chinese franchise posted a record-breaking, 5-game winning streak. Later, the Dragons slowed down, but their recent win over Metallurg shows that the Curt Fraser's team is still in the running for a playoff spot.
The injuries epidemy of late is a spoke in the Avangard's wheel, but the team led by Bob Hartley is delivering even with only five defensemen in its roster. The Hawks had five wins in six games, including a strong-willed comeback against Dinamo Minsk, when Sven Andrighetto tied the game with only 12 seconds left on the clock.
Magnitogorsk is already the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference, while not long ago, they were sitting in the second-last position. Ilya Vorobyov's team won 9 out of the 11 most recent matches!
The Blue-and-Whites won 8 of their 10 latest games. Dmitrij Jaskin is in a ten-game scoring streak and is eyeing the team's record, 14, set by a certain Alexander Ovechkin. Today, Jaskin and Vadim Shipachyov are the top two forwards in the League.
Since Spartak is regularly defeating top-ranked teams, it's not a surprise that they are so high in the Power Rankings. The team led by Oleg Znarok won 8 of its 10 latest games, including a historic triumph in the Moscow derby over CSKA.
Under new coach Dmitry Kvartalnov, Kazan had a fantastic start of the season. They are yet to lose two straight games. Ak Bars are currently leading the League standings.
Not so long ago, the Railwaymen were outside of the playoffs zone. However, since Mike Pelino was promoted to the head coach position, Lokomotiv is quickly climbing up in the standings. The Swedish dynamic duo Paajarvi and Lander is one of the best in the League right now.
Power Rankings after the 10th week
12. SKA - three wins in the Far East.
11. Torpedo - won the latest two games with a 6-2 score.
10. CSKA - the Eastern Conference's leader despite losing 4 in a row.
9. Neftekhimik - won 10 in a row, but is in a 3-game losing streak.
8. Admiral - sixth place in the Eastern Conference for lost points.
7. Kunlun - first win ever over Metallurg.
6. Avangard - Slava Voynov logged 36:11 minutes against Dinamo Minsk.
5. Metallurg - 9 wins in 11 games.
4. Dynamo Moscow - Dmitrij Jaskin is in a 10-game scoring streak.
3. Spartak - defeated CSKA for first time in six years.
2. Ak Bars - Timur Bilyalov's record-breaking shutout streak (316:09)
1. Lokomotiv - Anton Lander was awarded Best Forward of the 10th week.