NHL Power Rankings: Pre-Training Camp Edition

By Matt Barbato
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Apr 17, 2015; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Ottawa Senators goalie Andrew Hammond (30) makes a save with his blocker against the Montreal Canadiens during the first period in game two of the first round of the the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

18. Ottawa Senators

The Senators closed out the regular season going 16-3-2 from the beginning of March. They gave the Montreal Canadiens a run for their money in the first round of the playoffs after dropping the first three games of the series.

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Ottawa had a quiet offseason, but that’s just fine when you have an elite defenseman in Erik Karlsson. Ottawa’s season may come down to the goaltending situation, as the Sens extended Andrew “The Hamburglar” Hammond to a three-year deal, but also kept incumbent starter Craig Anderson.

If the Senators get strong goaltending, they should challenge for another postseason appearance.

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