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 9, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Rangers goalie Antti Raanta (32) makes a save on the Chicago Blackhawks during the second period at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 9, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Rangers goalie Antti Raanta (32) makes a save on the Chicago Blackhawks during the second period at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 2:  New York Rangers

Previous:  2nd

Season Record:  20-9-1

The Rangers will go for their fourth win in a row when the have a rematch against the Chicago Blackhawks tonight.  They beat them 1-0 in overtime last Friday.

The story of the week is back-up goaltender Antti Raanta, who was named second star of the week by the NHL.  He has played in three consecutive games, where he has had recorded back-to-back shutouts, and only allowing one goal.  Will he get a fourth start?  Or will the Rangers go with their starter, Henrik Lundqvist?

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