NHL Eastern Conference Power Rankings, V.2

By Kenny Conrade
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Mar 14, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider (35) makes a save in the first period against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Sabres. 16. 12. . (19-43-6). Previous: 16th

Once again no surprise here as the Sabres had another “successful” week, obtaining just one out of a possible four points. The Sabres will continue to tank and make other teams days a bit brighter this week as they take on the Capitals, Bruins, Devils and finally the Nashville Predators.

Previous: 15th. Toronto Maple Leafs. 15. 116. . (27-37-6)

The Maple Leafs defense continues to be absolutely disastrous in this painful season as the team has surrendered 39 goals in their past ten contests. The Leafs dropped a tough one to the Isles in overtime on Monday and lost two games in which they were obliterated at the hands of the Flames and Canucks. The team only win this week? Oh, that one came against those pesky Sabres.

. (26-34-8). Previous: 14th. Carolina Hurricanes. 14. 109

The Hurricanes were able to salvage a week in which they dropped their first three games by earning a hard-fought win against the Blue Jackets, who are playing some better hockey, on Sunday. The Canes have a tough upcoming schedule in which they will face the Canandiens, Senators and Rangers this week.

.. (29-29-11). Previous: 12th. New Jersey Devils. 13. 85

The Devils are playing some better hockey as of late, as they have gone 5-3-1 in their past ten games. Their good play of late has been lead by goaltender Cory Schneider who has surrendered just one goal in three of his past five outings. The Devils will take on two division rivals this week in the Penguins and Islanders.

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