NHL Eastern Conference Power Rankings, V.2

By Kenny Conrade
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Mar 13, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (72) celebrates with teammate left wing Nick Foligno (71) after the game against the Edmonton Oilers at Nationwide Arena. The Blue Jackets won 5-4 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

113. . (30-35-4). Previous: 13th. Columbus Blue Jackets. 12

The Blue Jackets had a very good week for themselves as they went 3-1-0 with wins coming against the Hurricanes, Red Wings and Oilers. The Jackets will look to stay hot this week as they take on the Oilers, Canucks and Calgary Flames.

Previous: 11th. Philadelphia Flyers. 11. 68. . (29-27-15)

The Flyers earned just four of eight points in a week where they really needed just about every point they could get if they were serious about making the playoffs. Philly now sits nine points out with just 11 games remaining and their slim playoff hopes seem all but ruined.

. (31-24-14). Previous: 10th. Florida Panthers. 10. 97

Anyone have a goalie? It seems as if the only thing in the news about the Florida Panthers lately are jokes about the Cats goaltending situation but this team is no joke. The Panthers sit just six points out with 13 games to go and you know they will be looking to make a serious push. The Panthers schedule down the stretch is not very favorable however, as they will play the Bruins twice, the Canadiens,  as well as the Lightning and Senators, among others.

Previous: 8th. Washington Capitals. 9. 19. . (37-23-10)

The Capitals played a few tough games this week against the Rangers, Stars and Bruins. After dropping the first two, the team salvaged the week with an impressive 2-0 win yesterday over the red hot Bruins. Washington will look to continue their march to the playoffs tonight against Buffalo.

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