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; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; Buffalo Sabres goalie Anders Nilsson (31) makes a save in front of Ottawa Senators center Kyle Turris (7) in the second period at the Canadian Tire Centre. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 29, 2016; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; Buffalo Sabres goalie Anders Nilsson (31) makes a save in front of Ottawa Senators center Kyle Turris (7) in the second period at the Canadian Tire Centre. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 11: Ottawa Senators

Previous: 14th

Season record: 14-8-1 (29 points)

Riding a recently-ended four-game win streak and a hot goaltender, the Ottawa Senators have stormed past both the Lightning and Bruins to claim second place in the Atlantic Division. Goalie Craig Anderson has been phenomenal with a record of 12-5-1, .930 save percentage and 2.20 goals-against average.

Erik Karlsson leads the team with 19 points while Kyle Turris and Mark Stone have combined for 17 goals and 29 points. Successfully killing 82.8 percent of their penalties, the Senators have become one of the toughest defensive teams in the Eastern Conference.

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