NHL Eastern Conference Power Rankings, V.1

By Kenny Conrade
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Mar 6, 2015; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; Ottawa Senators goalie Andrew Hammond (30) is congratulated by goaltender Craig Anderson (41) following the Senators

8. 19. . (36-21-10). . Washington Capitals

The Capitals did what they had to do this week, beating up on the lowly Blue Jackets and Sabres. Alex Ovechkin stayed hot as he picked up three goals in just two games this week after sitting out against Minnesota with an injury. The Capitals now look ahead to a tough contest on Wednesday against the Rangers.

91. . (30-23-11). . Ottawa Senators. 7

Two words for you: Andrew. Hammond. Hammond, the Sens rookie netminder, has taken the NHL by storm since he was called up. In eight starts he is 7-0-1 with a save percentage upwards of 95. Hammond will need to continue his play if the Sens want to make the playoffs as they currently sit five points back with a game in hand over the Bruins.

72. . (36-17-11). . Detroit Red Wings. 6

The Red Wings have cooled off a bit of late as they are 5-4-1 in their past ten contests. They had a three game win streak going with wins over the Preds, Kings and Rangers but had that spoiled after allowing five goals to both the Flames and Bruins. The Red Wings may have just what the doctor ordered in store for them tonight as they take on the Oilers.

106. . (42-21-4). . New York Islanders. 5

Last week was a wild one for the Islanders as they were in the midst of a four game road trip. The team lost a heart-breaker in overtime in Dallas followed by a win over the Predators and a shootout loss to the Panthers. This week is a big one for the Isles as they close out the road trip tonight in Toronto and take on the New York Rangers tomorrow night, followed by a matchup with Montreal on Saturday.

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