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; Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) watches the play against the Philadelphia Flyers during the second period at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 29, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) watches the play against the Philadelphia Flyers during the second period at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 9: Boston Bruins

Previous: 8th

Season record: 12-10-1 (25 points)

After a convincing 4-1 victory over the Lightning on Sunday night, the Boston Bruins sit fourth in the Atlantic Division just one point out of a wild card slot. With 12 wins and a league-leading 1.64 goals-against average, Tuukka Rask has recaptured his 2011 Stanley Cup form.

With Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci both struggling to score, 20-year-old winger David Pastrnak has burst onto the scene with 13 goals, second only to Sidney Crosby’s NHL-leading 15 scores. Another pleasant surprise for the Bs is 36-year-old fourth-liner Dominic Moore with six goals and nine points.

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