NHL Eastern Conference Power Rankings, V.4

By Kenny Conrade
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Mar 31, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson (7) is mobbed by Columbus Blue Jacket players after scoring the winning goal against the New Jersey Devils during overtime at Nationwide Arena. Columbus defeated New Jersey in overtime 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

. (30-29-17). Previous: 13th. Philadelphia Flyers. 12. 68

It was a relatively quiet week in Flyers country but in the limited action that the team had they performed well as they picked up three of four points against Chicago and San Jose. The Flyers will take on their interstate rivals, the Pittsburgh Penguins twice this week as they look to spoil their chances at home ice for the playoffs.

97. . (35-27-15). Previous: 9th. Florida Panthers. 11

The Panthers had a bit of a disappointing week, picking up just five of ten points, including losing a tough game to Boston on Tuesday night which all but put the nail in the coffin on their season. The Cats now find themselves six points out of the playoffs with five games to go and it seems as if it’ll take a miracle for them to get in.

(37-35-4). Previous: 11th. Columbus Blue Jackets. 10. 113.

A main problem for the Blue Jackets all season were their injuries and now that this team is getting healthy we are seeing what they could’ve been. The Jackets have now won their past seven games and are looking to leave off this disappointing campaign on a high note in hopes that it’ll boost them towards a return to the playoffs next season.

(38-26-12). Previous: 6th. Ottawa Senators. 9. 91.

It was a tough week for Andrew Hammond and the Ottawa Senators as they dropped games to the Rangers as well as the lowly Maple Leafs. The Sens now sit three points behind Boston for a playoff spot with one game in hand. On tap for Ottawa this week: Tampa Bay, Washington and Toronto.

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