1. Vegas Golden Knights
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So, yeah. That expansion team out West? It went 11-1-1 in the month of December. The Knights are atop of not just the Pacific Division, but the Western Conference with a 26-9-2 record. How is this still happening? Well, over their last 10 games, they have eight players who have scored two or more goals. Also, the goalie tandem of Marc-Andre Fleury and Malcolm Subban has combined for a 9-0-1 record with a 936/1.89 slashline. They host the Nashville Predators tonight, where they have a league-best home record of 16-2-1.
Happy New Year, Vegas! Just remember, this is a marathon, not a sprint. Do you think the Knights deserve to be atop the NHL power rankings? Let us know in the comments below, or via social media.