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Power Rankings: B's soar to No. 2

2/10/2014

After finishing 8-1-2 over the past 11 games, the Bruins have climbed four spots in ESPN's NHL Power Rankings to No. 2.

Boston leads the Atlantic Division and are second in the Eastern Conference, behind the Pittsburgh Penguins. With only 25 games remaining in the 2013-14 season, the team is positioned well for the playoffs.

"There's only one team in our conference that's ahead of us and there's still lots of hockey to be played," head coach Claude Julien said on Saturday. "For me, during the regular season I always look more for consistency versus whether a team gets really, really hot and when the playoffs start have they dropped a little bit. I just want consistency and as I've said, my goal is always to have the team playing its best at the right time of the year."

The St. Louis Blues, who rose a spot after winning their last four games before the break, is No. 1 in the Rankings. Meanwhile the former No. 1-ranked team, the Anaheim Ducks, who boast the league's best record at 41-14-5 but lost their last three, slid four spots to No. 5.

To check out the Week 19 rankings, click HERE.