NHL Eastern Conference Power Rankings, V.2

By Kenny Conrade
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Mar 14, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Boston Bruins center Ryan Spooner (51) and defenseman Dougie Hamilton (right) congratulate left wing Milan Lucic (middle) after Lucic scored a goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period at the CONSOL Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

91. . (33-24-11). Previous: 7th. Ottawa Senators. 8

It was another magical week for the Ottawa Senators and rookie phenom goalie Andrew Hammond. The team won games against the Islanders, Canadiens and Flyers after dropping a tough game to Boston. The Sens now sit five points back of those very same B’s with one game in hand. This week the Sens will take on the Hurricanes, Maple Leafs and have a huge date with the Bruins on Thursday.

70. . (36-23-10). Previous: 9th. Boston Bruins. 7

Are the Boston Bruins of old back? I would say yes. The team went 3-1-0 this week and has gone 7-2-1 in their last ten games. However with the Senators and Panthers pushing for that final playoff spot, Boston will need to continue their winning ways against four divisional opponents in Florida, Ottawa, Buffalo and Tampa Bay this week.

6. 106. . (43-24-4). Previous: 5th. New York Islanders

After an overtime win in Toronto on Monday, the Islanders lost three in a row to the Rangers, Canadiens and Senators this past week. The schedule will be a bit kinder to the Isles this week as they take on the Blackhawks and Devils as they look to get back on track.

Detroit Red Wings. 5. 72. . (38-19-11). Previous: 6th

Detroit had a busy but fairly successful week as they defeated the Oilers and blew out the Penguins but dropped games to the Jackets and were destroyed by the Flyers by a score of 7-2. Detroit will be looking to find some more consistency in their game as the playoffs begin to draw closer.

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