New York Rangers top SI.com's 2015 NHL playoff field Power Rankings.
Welcome to the final installment of our 2014-15 NHL Power Rankings. The dust of a furious final Saturday of the regular season has settled and we are left with our 16 playoff contestants who will battle for valuable prizes that you just can't buy in any store. This field is a decidedly mixed bag: a few powerhouses, a couple of old powers wheezing their way into the trenches, a handful of tough customers, some legit dark horses, a couple of almost metaphysical revival acts, and a sprinkling of clubs that will likely be dusting theirs off and heading for the first tee in fairly short order.
NOTE: Unlike during the regular season when our rankings were compiled by consensus among three scribes who one gentle reader accused of having a taste for bourbon, we've left the task of lighting your ire this time to the inimitable Allan Muir, the more sober-sided of the three. Hailing from the Great White North, he has a passing familiarity with the sport. Thus he has carefully weighted each playoff team according the periodic chart that hangs in his study and a quick consultation with his antique analytics abacus. But seriously, these rankings are based on momentum, overall talent, and health entering the tournament, with a twist of x factor thrown in. And so, without further ado, here's how the postseason field stacks up: