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 5, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson (41) makes a save as defenseman Cody Ceci (5) clears the puck against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period at the PPG PAINTS Arena. The Penguins won 8-5. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 5, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson (41) makes a save as defenseman Cody Ceci (5) clears the puck against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period at the PPG PAINTS Arena. The Penguins won 8-5. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 4: Ottawa Senators

Last Week: 11th

Record: 15-9-2 (32 points)

The story of Craig Anderson and the Ottawa Senators this season is incredible. How he has played at the level he has, while dealing with his wife’s cancer diagnosis and treatment, is nothing short of amazing.

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