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 25, 2016; Anaheim, CA, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) blocks a shot against Anaheim Ducks left wing Nick Ritchie (37) during the second period at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 25, 2016; Anaheim, CA, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) blocks a shot against Anaheim Ducks left wing Nick Ritchie (37) during the second period at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 15: Anaheim Ducks

Previous: 15th

Season record: 11-8-4 (26 points)

Sitting second in the Pacific Division just one point behind the division-leading San Jose Sharks, the Anaheim Ducks are still powered by their triple threat of veterans Ryan Getzlaf, Ryan Kesler and Corey Perry, who’ve combined for a total of 54 points. Jacob Silfverberg has caught fire with two game-winners among his seven goals and 15 points.

With Sami Vatanen and Hampus Lindholm now signed to multi-year contracts, the Ducks feature a deep and experienced blue line while goalies Josh Gibson and Jonathan Bernier make a talented tandem between the pipes.

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