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; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Arizona Coyotes defenceman Oliver Ekman-Larssonn (23) celebrates their win with Arizona Coyotes goalie Mike Smith (41) at the end of the third period at Rogers Place. Coyotes won the game 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Walter Tychnowicz-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 27, 2016; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Arizona Coyotes defenceman Oliver Ekman-Larssonn (23) celebrates their win with Arizona Coyotes goalie Mike Smith (41) at the end of the third period at Rogers Place. Coyotes won the game 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Walter Tychnowicz-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 26: Arizona Coyotes

Previous: 28th

Season record: 8-10-3 (19 points)

With an emotional 2-1 victory Sunday night in Edmonton, the Arizona Coyotes extended their point streak against the Oilers to 25 games, the league’s longest active point streak against a single opponent.

Goalie Mike Smith was stellar, stopping 41 of 42 shots, and is back in top form since returning from an early season injury, posting an impressive .928 save percentage and 2.57 goals-against average on the season.

Radim Vrbata and Max Domi lead the ‘Yotes in scoring with 15 points each.

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