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 26, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Montreal Canadiens right wing Brendan Gallagher (11) celebrates his game-tying goal with teammates on the bench in the third period against the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena. The Canadiens beat the Red Wings 2-1 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 26, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Montreal Canadiens right wing Brendan Gallagher (11) celebrates his game-tying goal with teammates on the bench in the third period against the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena. The Canadiens beat the Red Wings 2-1 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 1: Montreal Canadiens

Last Week: 1st

Record: 17-6-3 (37 points)

A healthy Carey Price, and being on the better end of the P.K. Subban-for-Shea Weber deal. That’s how the Canadiens sleep at night.

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