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; Saint Paul, MN, USA; St Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko (91) at the faceoff in the first period against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 11, 2016; Saint Paul, MN, USA; St Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko (91) at the faceoff in the first period against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 8:  St. Louis Blues

Previous:  10th

Season Record:  16-9-4

The Blues are pretty even keel right now, having won three games and lost three games in the month of December.  With 36 points, they’re going to have to pick up the pace if they want to catch the Chicago Blackhawks (40 points) for the lead in the Central Division.

Forward Vladimir Tarasenko is by far leading his team with 32 points.  Kevin Shattenkirk is in second place with 19 points.  Call me crazy, but this doesn’t seem very balanced.

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