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NHL Power Rankings Week 12

By Sean Fitzgerald
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Dec 27, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie

Henrik Lundqvist

(30) and New York Rangers defenseman

Kevin Klein

(8) celebrate after defeating the New Jersey Devils 3-1 at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

10. New York Rangers 19-10-4: The Rangers are on a roll! They have own eight wins in a row. It is longest winning streak in 40 years. The Rangers might be the beast of the East and with the King in net. Be afraid, be very afraid!

9. Montreal Canadiens 22-11-2: The Canadiens are trying to switch up their defensive pairings. They have moved Nathan Beaulieu to second defensive pairing with Sergei Gonchar. Beaulieu is hoping to become a regular NHL player.

8. St. Louis Blues 21-11-3: Rumors continue to swirl that T.J. Oshie and Patrik Berglund will be traded to make salary cap space for Vladimir Tarasenko future contract. Jake Allen is also going to need a new contract with the Blues. Could this hurt the Blues Cup hopes?

7. Detroit Red Wings 19-8-9: Could this be Mike Babock’s final season in Detroit?? If it is they are trying to send him out on top. Gustav Nyquist continues to be force on offensive for the Wings. The Wings also welcomed back Jimmy Howard.

6. Tampa Bay Lightning 22-11-4: The Lightning are now on the top of the Eastern Conference. They also welcomed back Ben Bishop to the lineup, Bishop has not played since December 15th.