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 2, 2016; San Jose, CA, USA; San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski (8) celebrates with center Joe Thornton (19) after scoring a goal against the Montreal Canadiens in the first period at SAP Center at San Jose. Mandatory Credit: John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 2, 2016; San Jose, CA, USA; San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski (8) celebrates with center Joe Thornton (19) after scoring a goal against the Montreal Canadiens in the first period at SAP Center at San Jose. Mandatory Credit: John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 9: San Jose Sharks

Last Week: 12th

Record: 15-9-1 (31 points)

The defending Western Conference champions have looked the part again this season, especially posting a 6-3-1 record over their last 10 games, with all 10 games happening in an 18-day span.

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