NHL Power Rankings: Boston Bruins Remain No. 1

It’ll be American Thanksgiving in a little over two weeks, and it’s a key date in hockey because if you’re in playoff position by that time, your odds of making the cut are roughly 75 percent. Last season, only three teams – Ducks, Jets and Golden Knights – in the top 16 of the American Thanksgiving edition of the Power Rankings missed the playoffs, so even the playoff odds rang pretty true in this column.

With a perfect home record and the best goal differential in the league at plus-23, the Bruins retain top spot for the second straight week, becoming just the second team to do so after the Avalanche this season. However, the Knights and Devils are hot on their heels; the Devils move into the top five for the first time this season following a perfect 3-0-0 week, and could even be the top team next week with a soft schedule coming up facing the Sens, Coyotes and Habs.

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