Analysis

NHL Power Rankings: Eastern Conference Still Crowds Top 10

By George Clifford
Nov 26, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates with teammates on the bench after scoring a goal to tie the game against the New Jersey Devils with fourteen seconds remaining in the third period at the PPG PAINTS Arena. The Pens won 4-3 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 26, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates with teammates on the bench after scoring a goal to tie the game against the New Jersey Devils with fourteen seconds remaining in the third period at the PPG PAINTS Arena. The Pens won 4-3 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /
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Nov 29, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Flyers center Claude Giroux (28) takes a slapshot against the Boston Bruins during the second period at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 29, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Flyers center Claude Giroux (28) takes a slapshot against the Boston Bruins during the second period at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 22: Philadelphia Flyers

Previous: 22nd

Season record: 11-10-3 (25 points)

Rookie Anthony Stolarz became the first New Jersey-born goalie to play in an NHL game, making 29 saves in his NHL debut as the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Calgary Flames on Sunday night. Currently tied for the East’s second wild-card spot, the Flyers will need more quality goaltending if they are to make the playoffs.

Leading the team with 11 goals and 22 points, Wayne Simmonds is one of only five NHL players with double-figures in both goals and assists. Jakub Voracek finally snapped a six-game scoring drought and, along with Claude Giroux, has chipped in 20 points.

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