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 26, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche right wing Jarome Iginla (12) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal in the third period against the Vancouver Canucks at the Pepsi Center. The Canucks won 3-2 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 26, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche right wing Jarome Iginla (12) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal in the third period against the Vancouver Canucks at the Pepsi Center. The Canucks won 3-2 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 25: Colorado Avalanche

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Season record: 9-11-1 (19 points)

The Colorado Avalanche are struggling on home ice, posting a 4-6-1 record at the Pepsi Center. With a minus-16 goal differential, the Avalanche continue their long-term trouble scoring goals.

Starting goaltender Semyon Valamov, bothered by nagging injuries, is 5-9 on the season, but backup Calvin Pickard has been super with a 4-2-1 record and 2.44 goals-against average.

Captain Gabe Landeskog has missed 6 consecutive games.

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