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NHL Power Rankings: New York Islanders Middle of the Pack

By Matt O'Leary
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 07: The New York Islanders celebrate their 6-3 win against the Buffalo Sabres at Barclays Center on October 7, 2017 in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 07: The New York Islanders celebrate their 6-3 win against the Buffalo Sabres at Barclays Center on October 7, 2017 in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /
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. . . columbus blue jackets. 11. 113

After their best season in franchise history, the Blue Jackets are looking to get back in the playoffs and make some noise. They currently are sitting in the top Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference and are being led by Sergei Bobrovsky in net.

116. . . . toronto maple leafs. 10

The Leafs are one of the top teams in the Atlantic with 48 points to their name so far. They are being led by an assortment of youth with Auston Matthews emerging as a superstar. Their top-four scorers are under 24-years old.

boston bruins. 9. 70. . .

With Bruce Cassidy behind the bench in his first full year, Boston has responded. They are second in the Atlantic with 48 points and are being led by David Pastrnak and veteran Brad Marchand. The Bruins have established themselves as the second-best team in the Atlantic.

new jersey devils. 8. 85. . .

The New Jersey Devils have been one of the biggest surprises of 2017-2018. They are sitting in second in the Metro and are being led by Taylor Hall and rookie Nico Hischier. The Devils are looking to make the playoffs for the first time since losing in the Cup Final in 2012.

. st louis Blues. 7. 99. .

The Blues are in good shape to make the playoffs for the seventh year in a row. Brayden Schenn has impressed so far this year with 41 points. Jake Allen and Carter Hutton have provided solid play as a goalie tandem.

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