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 12, 2016; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens left wing Paul Byron (41) celebrates his goal against Boston Bruins with teammates during the third period period at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 12, 2016; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens left wing Paul Byron (41) celebrates his goal against Boston Bruins with teammates during the third period period at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 1:  Montreal Canadiens

Previous:  1st

Season Record:  19-6-4

The Habs have led the league for most of the season.  They dominated the Colorado Avalanche 10-1 on Saturday, and beat the New Jersey Devils 5-2 on Thursday.  But they fell to the Boston Bruins last night in overtime.

Next: 3 Blackhawks Who Have Stepped Up

When you’re first in the league, everyone else wants you to lose.  But I wouldn’t count on the Habs making a habit of it.  They have three days off to lick their wounds before taking on some healthy competition in the San Jose Sharks and Washington Capitals this weekend.

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