Analysis

NHL Power Rankings: Eastern Conference Continues Dominance

By Mario Tirabassi
Dec 4, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Montreal Canadiens defenseman Jeff Petry (26), right wing Alexander Radulov (47), left wing Max Pacioretty (67) and center Alex Galchenyuk (27) celebrate a goal in the first period of the game against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 4, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Montreal Canadiens defenseman Jeff Petry (26), right wing Alexander Radulov (47), left wing Max Pacioretty (67) and center Alex Galchenyuk (27) celebrate a goal in the first period of the game against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports /
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Dec 4, 2016; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Minnesota Wild center Charlie Coyle (3) and center Mikko Koivu (9) and defenceman Matt Dumba (24) and right winger Chris Stewart (7) celebrate their win at the end of the overtime period at Rogers Place. Wild won the game 2-1 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Walter Tychnowicz-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 4, 2016; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Minnesota Wild center Charlie Coyle (3) and center Mikko Koivu (9) and defenceman Matt Dumba (24) and right winger Chris Stewart (7) celebrate their win at the end of the overtime period at Rogers Place. Wild won the game 2-1 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Walter Tychnowicz-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 13: Minnesota Wild

Last Week: 14th

Record: 12-8-4 (28 points)

Eric Staal has found his place in Minnesota and Charlie Coyle is getting hot at the right time. Add in that the Wild have the best goal differential in the Central Division and it’s no wonder they are in a playoff spot.

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