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 27, 2016; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Nashville Predators forward Viktor Arvidsson (38) misses an opportunity to put a pass in the crease past Winnipeg Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck (37) during the third period at MTS Centre. Winnipeg Jets win 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 27, 2016; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Nashville Predators forward Viktor Arvidsson (38) misses an opportunity to put a pass in the crease past Winnipeg Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck (37) during the third period at MTS Centre. Winnipeg Jets win 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 21: Nashville Predators

Previous: 24th

Season record: 11-8-3 (25 points)

Occupying the first wild card slot in the Western Conference, the Nashville Predators are 8-1-1 at home, but have struggled on the road with a record of 3-7-2. After an early-season goal-scoring drought, Filip Forsberg appears to have regained his touch and is tied for the team lead with 16 points.

Winning 7 of their last 10 games, the Preds may have found a new goalie to backup Pekka Rinne. At 1-1, Juuse Saros has looked strong in every outing, posting a .965 save percentage.

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