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; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) celebrates with Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) after their game against the Buffalo Sabres at Verizon Center. The Capitals won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 25, 2016; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) celebrates with Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) after their game against the Buffalo Sabres at Verizon Center. The Capitals won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 7: Washington Capitals

Last Week: 4th

Record: 14-7-3 (31 points)

Until Tuesday night, Washington was riding a rare, three-game losing streak. The Capitals still currently hold a wild card spot in the contentious Eastern Conference. But they have gone 5-3-2 over their last 10 and still have Alex Ovechkin, so they will manage.

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