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; Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray (30) makes a save against the Ottawa Senators during the third period at the PPG PAINTS Arena. The Penguins won 8-5. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 5, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray (30) makes a save against the Ottawa Senators during the third period at the PPG PAINTS Arena. The Penguins won 8-5. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 3: Pittsburgh Penguins

Last Week: 2nd

Record:16-7-3 (35 points)

Reigning Stanley Cup champions. Sidney Crosby. Evgeni Malkin. Phil Kessel. A goalie tandem of Marc-Andre Fleury and Matt Murray . What more could the Penguins ask for?

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