Analysis

NHL Power Rankings: Same Two Teams On Top

By Gail Kauchak
Dec 12, 2016; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) makes a save against Boston Bruins as defenseman Shea Weber (6) defends and right wing David Backes (42) during the second period at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 12, 2016; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) makes a save against Boston Bruins as defenseman Shea Weber (6) defends and right wing David Backes (42) during the second period at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports /
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Dec 11, 2016; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Winnipeg Jets defensemen Dustin Byfuglien (33) and Edmonton Oilers forward Zack Kassian (44) battle in front of goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) during the first period at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 11, 2016; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Winnipeg Jets defensemen Dustin Byfuglien (33) and Edmonton Oilers forward Zack Kassian (44) battle in front of goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) during the first period at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 21:  Winnipeg Jets

Previous:  18th

Season Record:  13-16-3

It’s hard to move up in the standings when you lose four games in a row.  The Jets find themselves just outside of a wild card slot, with 29 points.

Their fourth loss, to the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday night, came with a bit of drama.  Rookie Patrik Laine was trying to clear a rebound, and he hit the puck into his own net, giving a goal to the Oilers.  This ended up being the game winning goal in a 3-2 win.

Poor kid.  Before we give him a hard time, let’s remember that he’s currently third in the league in goals (17).

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