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A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins

AHL Power Rankings: Week 2

So how’d your team do this week, with a week of practice under them after last weekends opener?

Going through the shuffling this week, there really hasn’t been that much movement between teams in the second week of the Chirps from Center Ice AHL Power Rankings.

The biggest gainer this week were your Hershey Bears, up 20 spots to 7th and…well, just read the capsules in the new look. Oh, wait, you missed last week and the new look? Well, better late than never!

The club in free fall this week were your Springfield Falcons, down 16 spots to 28th.

Click through the jump to see where your favorite team ended up this week…

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Ads throttle the Wild this weekend in Des Moines to retain the top spot this week.
Rank: 1
Last Week: 1st
Change: None
Last Week:
MIL 4 @ IA 3
MIL 4 @ IA 0
This Week:
@ CHI 10/24
vs. LE 10/25

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Ex-Rampage net minder Jacob Markstrom with a 24 save shutout of his old club Friday, then the Comets give the defending Champs a run for their money Saturday.
Rank: 2
Last Week: 3rd
Change: Up 1
Last Week:
UTI 3 @ SA 0
UTI 0 @ TEX 1
This Week:
vs. ADK 10/22
vs. SA 10/24
vs. TOR 10/25

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Rampage showed no ill effects Saturday coming off a shutout from their old friend Jacob Markstrom the night before, beating Oke City in comeback fashion.
Rank: 3
Last Week: 2nd
Change: Down 1
Last Week:
UTI 3 @ SA 0
SA 5 @ OKC 4
This Week:
@ UTI 10/24
@ HAM 10/25
@ HAM 10/26

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Wolves just absolutely obliterate the Monsters this week. Should be a fun Friday in Rosemont vs. the division leading Admirals.
Rank: 4
Last Week: 15th
Change: Up 11
Last Week:
LE 0 @ CHI 4
LE 2 @ CHI 7
This Week:
vs. MIL 10/24
@ RFD 10/25

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Devils with three out of four points this weekend, after splitting a pair with the Sound Tigers.
Rank: 5
Last Week: 6th
Change: Up 1
Last Week:
ALB 4 @ BRI 5 (SO)
BRI 2 @ ALB 3
This Week:
vs. WBS 10/21
@ HFD 10/24
vs. HFD 10/25

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The Politboro is not punishing Hamilton for taking loser points from Toronto and Rockford this weekend.
Rank: 6
Last Week: 9th
Change: Up 3
Last Week:
TOR 3 @ HAM 2 (OT)
RFD 2 @ HAM 1 (OT)
This Week:
@ TOR 10/24
vs. SA 10/25
vs. SA 10/26

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Hershey matches its road winning streak from last year (3) in the second weekend of this year. Bears lead the East Division. Back where they belong or are the other PA teams better? This is the week we find out.
Rank: 7
Last Week: 27th
Change: Up 20
Last Week:
HER 5 @ NOR 2
HER 4 @ SPR 1
HER 1 @ HFD 0 (OT)
This Week:
@ LV 10/24
vs. WBS 10/25
vs. LV 10/26

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Defending Champs really haven’t let off since last June, have they?
Rank: 8
Last Week: 11th
Change: Up 3
Last Week:
TEX 3 @ OKC 2
UTI 0 @ TEX 1
This Week:
@ OKC 10/24
vs. OKC 10/25

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Hartford with three of four points this weekend. Lost heartbreaker with 1.5 seconds left in OT against Hershey Sunday. I would have liked Hartford’s chances in the shootout with their lineup.
Rank: 9
Last Week: 7th
Change: Down 2
Last Week:
POR 1 @ HFD 2
HER 1 @ HFD 0 (OT)
This Week:
@ WOR 10/21
vs. ALB 10/24
@ ALB 10/25
vs. NOR 10/26

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Sharks are looking like the real deal, but it’s still October.
Rank: 10
Last Week: 13th
Change: Up 3
Last Week:
WOR 2 @ PRO 1
PRO 3 @ WOR 4 (OT)
This Week:

vs. HFD 10/21
vs. SYR 10/24
vs. POR 10/26

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Monarchs split with the team that dismissed them from playoffs last season.
Rank: 11
Last Week: 7th
Change: Down 4
Last Week:
MCH 2 @ NOR 3
MCH 4 @ NOR 2
This Week:
vs. POR 10/24
vs. PRO 10/25

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Sound Tigers lead the Northeast after a pair of wins which bookended a narrow loss to Albany Saturday.
Rank: 12
Last Week: 21st
Change: Up 9
Last Week:
ALB 4 @ BRI 5 (SO)
BRI 2 @ ALB 3
SPR 3 @ BRI 4
This Week:
@ STJ 10/25
@ STJ 10/26

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Went to Charlotte and took maximum points away from the Queen City.
Rank: 13
Last Week: 14th
Change: Up 1
Last Week:
GR 2 @ CHA 1
GR 4 @ CHA 1
This Week:
vs. LE 10/24

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Crunch had the services of 2013 3rd round draft pick Jonathan Drouin this weekend and won both games. Drouin was called back up to Tampa Bay Sunday night.
Rank: 14
Last Week: 24th
Change: Up 10
Last Week:
SPR 2 @ SYR 3
BNG 2 @ SYR 4
This Week:
@ WOR 10/24
@ POR 10/25
@ SPR 10/26

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Rockford takes 5 of 6 points this weekend. Only the second team to lose in a shootout this year under the AHL’s new overtime rules.
Rank: 15
Last Week: 25th
Change: Up 10
Last Week:
RFD 4 @ ADK 2
RFD 2 @ HAM 1 (OT)
RFD 0 @ TOR 1 (SO)
This Week:
@ RCH 10/22
vs. CHI 10/25
vs. LE 10/26

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Marlies are masters of winning after 60 minutes of play. An overtime winner and shootout winner this weekend.
Rank: 16
Last Week: 19th
Change: Up 3
Last Week:
TOR 3 @ HAM 2 (OT)
RCH 4 @ TOR 1
RFD 0 @ TOR 1 (SO)
This Week:
vs. HAM 10/24
@ RCH 10/25

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Penguins go to The Rock and beat the defending Eastern Conference Champions rather soundly. Big, big test this week for Wilkes-Barre / Scranton.
Rank: 17
Last Week: 29th
Change: Up 12
Last Week:
WBS 2 @ STJ 1 (OT)
WBS 4 @ STJ 1
This Week:
@ ALB 10/21
vs. SPR 10/24
@ HER 10/25
vs. BNG 10/26

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Phantoms split a pair with the club that resides in their old home. Now that’s out of the way, divisional action on tap for Lehigh Valley.
Rank: 18
Last Week: 5th
Change: Down 13
Last Week:
ADK 3 @ LV 4 (OT)
LV 2 @ ADK 4
This Week:
vs. HER 10/24
@ BNG 10/25
@ HER 10/26

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Things aren’t looking good for St. John’s so far. A pair with the Senators this week, then the Sound Tigers come calling for a pair this weekend.
Rank: 19
Last Week: 4th
Change: Down 15
Last Week:
WBS 2 @ STJ 1 (OT)
WBS 4 @ STJ 1
This Week:
vs. BNG 10/21
vs. BNG 10/22
vs. BRI 10/25
vs. BRI 10/26

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Amerks look good in their only showing against Toronto this weekend.
Rank: 20
Last Week: 16th
Change: Down 4
Last Week:
RCH 4 @ TOR 1
This Week:
vs. RFD 10/22
vs. ADK 10/24
@ ADK 10/25

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Bingo splits the weekend. A trip to The Rock this week then some divisional action this weekend.
Rank: 21
Last Week: 23rd
Change: Up 2
Last Week:
POR 2 @ BNG 3
BNG 2 @ SYR 4
This Week:
@ STJ 10/21
@ STJ 10/22
vs. LV 10/25
@ WBS 10/26

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Portland stumbling out of the block early with three losses this weekend.
Rank: 22
Last Week: 10th
Change: Down 12
Last Week:
POR 2 @ BNG 3
POR 1 @ HFD 2
POR 1 @ PRO 3
This Week:
@ MCH 10/24
vs. SYR 10/25
@ WOR 10/26

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Swept by Worcester to start the weekend, but salvage things with a win against the Pirates Sunday.
Rank: 23
Last Week: 20th
Change: Down 3
Last Week:
WOR 2 @ PRO 1
PRO 3 @ WOR 4 (OT)
POR 1 @ PRO 3
This Week:
vs. NOR 10/24
@ MCH 10/25

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Flames finally on the board with a win against the Phantoms. Tough week ahead.
Rank: 24
Last Week: 30th
Change: Up 6
Last Week:
RFD 4 @ ADK 2
ADK 3 @ LV 4 (OT)
LV 2 @ ADK 4
This Week:
@ UTI 10/22
@ RCH 10/24
vs. RCH 10/25

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Barons drop a pair to the Texas teams. More Texas on tap this week as a home and home with the Stars is up next.
Rank: 25
Last Week: 26th
Change: Up 1
Last Week:
TEX 3 @ OKC 2
SA 5 @ OKC 4
This Week:
vs. TEX 10/24
@ TEX 10/25

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Checkers home opener weekend ruined by the Griffins. They head to Iowa this weekend for a pair with the Wild.
Rank: 26
Last Week: 22nd
Change: Down 4
Last Week:
GR 2 @ CHA 1
GR 4 @ CHA 1
This Week:
@ IA 10/24
@ IA 10/25

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The Admirals lose to the white hot Bears and split with the Monarchs. Now a road trip through New England this weekend.
Rank: 27
Last Week: 17th
Change: Down 10
Last Week:
HER 5 @ NOR 2
MCH 2 @ NOR 3
MCH 4 @ NOR 2
This Week:
@ PRO 10/24
@ SPR 10/25
@ HFD 10/26

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Falcons drop all three games this weekend in regulation and sit at the bottom of the Northeast Division really early.
Rank: 28
Last Week: 12th
Change: Down 16
Last Week:
SPR 2 @ SYR 3
HER 4 @ SPR 1
SPR 3 @ BRI 4
This Week:
@ WBS 10/24
vs. NOR 10/25
vs. SYR 10/26

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Monsters have work to do this week. And I am not talking about the games. Thrashed by the Wolves this week, doesn’t get any easier with the Griffins, Admirals and IceHogs up this weekend.
Rank: 29
Last Week: 18th
Change: Down 11
Last Week:
LE 0 @ CHI 4
LE 2 @ CHI 7
This Week:
@ GR 10/24
@ MIL 10/25
@ RFD 10/26

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Oh, Iowa. Such familiar territory here in the Rankings for the Wild. They would have liked points this weekend and instead were popped in the mouth by Milwaukee.
Rank:30
Last Week: 28th
Change: Down 2
Last Week:
MIL 4 @ IA 3
MIL 4 @ IA 0
This Week:
vs. CHA 10/24
vs. CHA 10/25

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