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; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alec Martinez (27), center Jeff Carter (77), left wing Tanner Pearson (70), defenseman Alec Martinez (27) and center Tyler Toffoli (73) on the ice during a time out in the third period of the game against the Montreal Canadiens at Staples Center. Canadians won in a shootout 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 4, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alec Martinez (27), center Jeff Carter (77), left wing Tanner Pearson (70), defenseman Alec Martinez (27) and center Tyler Toffoli (73) on the ice during a time out in the third period of the game against the Montreal Canadiens at Staples Center. Canadians won in a shootout 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 12: Los Angeles Kings

Last Week: 10th

Record: 13-10-2 (26 points)

The loss of Jonathan Quick looked to be a dagger, but the Kings have been able to take advantage of great goaltending from Peter Budaj and have gone 6-2-2 over their last 10 games.

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