NHL Eastern Conference Power Rankings, V.1

By Kenny Conrade
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Mar 1, 2015; Sunrise, FL, USA; Florida Panthers right wing Jaromir Jagr (68) is congratulated by teammates after his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first period at BB&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

New Jersey had a nice week for themselves, beating division rivals Philadelphia and Columbus. The playoffs seem like a longshot for the Devils though, as they will most likely miss the dance for the third straight season.

The Flyers really hurt their playoff chances this week as they picked up just four of a possible 8 points. The team now sits seven back of the last playoff spot and it’ll take a miracle for them to get in.

Florida Panthers. 10. 97. . (29-23-14).

Despite losing both Al Montoya and Roberto Luongo to injury on Tuesday night, the Panthers managed to pick up three of four points in their final two games this week. Dan Ellis has done a nice job in his two games filling in, but Florida will need Luongo back if they want to make up the four points that separate them from the final playoff spot.

70. . (33-22-10). . Boston Bruins. 9

Despite being very quiet at the trade deadline, the Bruins had a very impressive week for themselves, picking up five of six points against the Red Wings, Flyers and Flames. This was a week the Bruins needed to have, because the red hot Senators are closing the gap quickly.

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