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The NHL Power Rankings Week 7

By Sean Fitzgerald
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Nov 21, 2014; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; New Jersey Devils goalie

Cory Schneider

(35) makes a glove save against the Edmonton Oilers in the second period at Rexall Place. Mandatory Credit: Chris LaFrance-USA TODAY Sports

20. New Jersey Devils 9-9-3: Cory Schneider continues to start every game for the Devils. He is 9-8-2 with a .914 save percentage and 2.58 goals against average. Schneider also broke Martin Brodeur’s franchise record for most consecutive starts. Brodeur also still wants to come back to the NHL, but no one has called him.

19. Washington Capitals 9-8-3: The Caps had done some productive things this past week, Alex Ovechkin scored the game winner against the Avs. The Caps finished their week with a loss to the lowly Sabres and they lost defenseman Mike Green. Green is listed day to day with an upper body injury.

18. Minnesota Wild 11-8-0: The Wild four game winning streak was snapped last week. The Wild did get Zach Parise back finally who now has 7 goals on the season. Darcy Kuemper is now 9-8 with a 2.03 goals against average this season.

17. Toronto Maple Leafs 11-8-2: The Leafs have won two games in a row but in the eyes of Leafs’ fans that does not make up for their game against the Predators. In case you missed it, this past week the Leafs gave up a touchdown to the Nashville Predators. The final score was 7-2. Leafs fans were calling for the head of Randy Carlyle. Since then the Leafs have won two in a row, Carlyle might have staved off his firing for now.

16. Ottawa Senators 9-6-4: The Senators continue to get by with great goal tending from Craig Anderson and Robin Lehner. Anderson is 5-3-3 with a 2.23 goals against average and Lehner is 4-3-1 with a 2.85 goals against average.