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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Nov 25, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid (97) celebrates after scoring a goal in the first period against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 25, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid (97) celebrates after scoring a goal in the first period against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 11: Edmonton Oilers

Last Week: 13th

Record: 14-10-4 (32 points)

The Oilers had a scare when Connor McDavid had to briefly leave their game against the Wild due to concussion protocol, but he returned and has led Edmonton all season, as predicted. What was not predicted was that the Oilers would be one of the contenders in the Western Conference, yet here they are.

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