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; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon (29) skates the puck between Toronto Maple Leafs defencemen Morgan Rielly (44) and Nikita Zaitsev (22) in the third period at Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 11, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon (29) skates the puck between Toronto Maple Leafs defencemen Morgan Rielly (44) and Nikita Zaitsev (22) in the third period at Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 26:  Toronto Maple Leafs

Previous:  23rd

Season Record:  11-11-5

The Leafs fell to both Minnesota and Colorado this week, but they defeated the Boston Bruins 4-1 on Saturday night.  Rookie Auston Matthews is starting to make his presence known.  He scored his 12th goal of the season in this game, making it his sixth in the past seven games.

Matthews now has 20 points (12 goals, 8 assists), which is second on the team only to James van Riemsdyk (12 goals, 9 assists).

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