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The NHL Power Rankings Week 13

By Sean Fitzgerald
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24. New Jersey Devils 14-20-7: The Ageless one Jaromir Jagr recorded a hat trick on Saturday night. He became the oldest player in the NHL to record a hat trick. It was his first hat trick in nine years. Jagr replaced Gordie Howe as the oldest players to a record a hat trick and he inched closer to Phil Esposito on the all time goals list.

23. Columbus Blue Jackets 16-17-3: The Blue Jackets are surging as of late. Sergei Bobrovsky won the NHL’s third star for the month of December. Bob went 9-1-1 in 11 appearances with 2.14 goals against average and .937 save percentage. The Blue Jackets also locked up Nick Foligno to a six year deal worth 33 million.

22. Ottawa Senators 16-14-7: The Senators are heading into this week seeking a three game win streak. If they are going to keep winning they need to get better on the power play. Ottawa has not scored on the power play in their last 19 chances which spans six games.

21. Minnesota Wild 18-15-4: The major issue in Minnesota is goal tending. Darcy Keumper has struggled as the regular starter. Niklas Backstrom has been bad this season and Josh Hardening is having MS issues in the AHL. Should the Wild trade for a short term answer or just stay the course??

20. Boston Bruins 19-15-5: The Bruins continue to plummet in the ranking and in the standings. People have now begun to question the Bruins effort. They have lost 10 of their 15 games and show no signs of improvement. It’s okay though Milan Lucic is a tough guy again.