After an up & down start to the season, the Minnesota Wild continue to reside in the middle of the pack in this week's ESPN NHL Power Rankings. See where they landed as well as where the other 29 teams stack up this week.

ESPN's 2016 NHL Power Rankings: Week of December 5th

  1. Montreal Canadians (17-6-2)
  2. New York Rangers (17-8-1)
  3. Chicago Blackhawks (16-8-3)
  4. Pittsburgh Penguins (15-7-3)
  5. Ottawa Senators (15-8-2)
  6. Columbus Blue Jackets (14-5-4)
  7. Washington Capitals (13-7-3)
  8. San Jose Sharks (15-9-1)
  9. Tampa Bay Lightning (14-11-2)
  10. Philadelphia Flyers (14-10-3)
  11. St. Louis Blues (14-7-4)
  12. Edmonton Oilers (14-10-3)
  13. Los Angeles Kings (13-10-2)
  14. Minnesota Wild (12-8-4)
  15. Boston Bruins (14-10-1)
  16. Winnipeg Jets (13-13-2)
  17. Calgary Flames (13-13-2)
  18. Nashville Predators (11-9-4)
  19. Anaheim Ducks (12-9-5)
  20. New Jersey Devils (11-7-6)
  21. Florida Panthers (12-11-2)
  22. Dallas Stars (10-10-6)
  23. Carolina Hurricanes (10-10-5)
  24. Toronto Maple Leafs (10-9-5)
  25. Buffalo Sabres (9-10-5)
  26. Detroit Red Wings (12-11-3)
  27. Vancouver Canucks (11-12-2)
  28. Arizona Coyotes (8-11-4)
  29. Colorado Avalanche (9-13-1)
  30. New York Islanders (9-10-5)

ESPN comments:

Eric Staal -- who has five goals and 10 assists for 15 points in 20 games -- has added so much to the Wild both on and off the ice. And Charlie Coyle is starting to heat up.

The biggest riser of the week is the Green Bay Packers, jumping thirteen spots from #24 to #11. The biggest falls of the week belong to Houston Texans and San Diego Chargers, both plunging six spots.

The Wild visit the Maple Leafs tomorrow night in Toronto.

Go Wild!