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A trip around the Metropolitan Division: Nov. 24

The Penguins are still at the top, but the suddenly hot Rangers and Flyers have created quite a shake up in the standings.

Chris Kreider #20 of the New York Rangers congratulates teammate Derek Stepan #21 on scoring a goal against of the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on November 23, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Chris Kreider #20 of the New York Rangers congratulates teammate Derek Stepan #21 on scoring a goal against of the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on November 23, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Frederick Breedon

1. Pittsburgh Penguins (15-9-0)

A three game win streak was snapped for the Penguins on Saturday night in a 3-2 road win over the Canadiens.

James Neal potted two goals in the loss. He is riding a three-game point streak, with three assists and three goals in that span.

Evgeni Malkin snapped a 15-game goal drought on Friday night in a 4-3 win against the Islanders. He is enjoying a four-game point streak after assisting on both Neal goals on Saturday.

The Penguins have the best goal differential in the division.

Tanner Glass left Saturday night's game with an injury. Coach Dan Bylsma said he has an upper body injury and will be further evaluated.

Beau Bennett was also injured this week.

The Penguins will head to Boston on Monday before hosting the Maple Leafs on Wednesday.

A weekend Florida doubleheader looms after that, with games in Tampa and Sunrise.

2. Washington Capitals (12-10-2)

Toronto's James Reimer stole one from the Capitals on Saturday night, making 50 saves and leading his team to a 2-1 shootout win.

Alex Ovechkin scored the lone goal of the game for Washington. He becomes the first player to 20 goals on the season.

After knocking off the Blues 4-1 at home, the Capitals have dropped three straight .

The team is off until Wednesday when they host the Senators.

Washington also has a weekend back-to-back, hosting the Canadiens and then heading to New York to take on the Islanders.

3. New York Rangers (12-11-0)

The Rangers lost two in a row at home, a 1-0 loss to the Kings and a 2-1 loss to the Bruins, but they followed it up with two road wins.

After beating the Stars 3-2, backup goaltender Cam Talbot blanked the Predators en route to a 2-0 win.

Talbot is 5-1 on the year and has allowed only eight goals on 158 shots while backing up Lundqvist.

Mats Zuccarello had two assists for the Rangers on Saturday night.

This week, the Rangers take to the road for three straight as they collide with the Lightning, Panthers and Bruins before returning home for a Saturday matinee against the Canucks.

4. New Jersey Devils (9-9-5)

The Devils ended a three-game West Coast trip with a solid 2-1 record. All three of the games were decided by one goal.

After a 4-3 win over the Ducks and a 2-1 win over the Kings, the Devils got edged in San Jose Saturday night, 2-1.

Patrik Elias scored the lone goal for New Jersey.

Martin Brodeur made a sprawling save late in the game against the Sharks and was examined by the training staff after not getting up off the ice.

He stayed in the game and later described it to as feeling like there was an electric shock going through his body.

The loss to San Jose snapped a three-game winning streak for the Devils.

Stephen Gionta injured his ankle in the first period in San Jose and did not return.

The Devils will host the Jets and Hurricanes on Monday and Wednesday, respectively.

Next weekend, they have a back-to-back affair with matchups against Carolina on the road and Buffalo at home.

5. Philadelphia Flyers (10-10-2)

In the last seven games, the Flyers are 6-0-1 and that goes hand-in-hand with the fact that during that stretch, they are outscoring teams in the third period 11-3.

The Flyers have lost only twice in regulation in November. They also have points in seven straight games.

Their last regulation loss was a 3-0 loss to New Jersey on Nov. 7.

The Flyers hit the road this week to take on the Panthers and Lightning, before hosting the Jets and taking to the road to Nashville for a back-to-back scenario.

6. Carolina Hurricanes (8-10-5)

The last win for the Hurricanes came in a 3-2 victory over the Ducks Nov. 15.

Carolina has scored more than two goals only twice in Nov. Once in the win over Anaheim and the other in a 4-3 loss to Detroit.

After an overtime loss to the Bruins on Saturday, the Canes host the Senators before playing the Devils twice in a home-and-home on Wednesday and Friday.

Cam Ward has returned from injury. The same can be said for Tim Gleason and Jeff Skinner.

Alex Semin remains sidelined with a concussion.

7. Columbus Blue Jackets (8-12-3)

Columbus wraps up a five game road trip on Monday night against the Maple Leafs.

In the first four games of the trip, Columbus split the decisions 2-2, beating the Senators 4-1 and the Flames 2-1. The losses came to the Oilers 7-0 and the Canucks 6-2.

After the road trip wraps up, the Blue Jackets will host the Predators and Oilers before a trip to Boston.

8. New York Islanders (8-13-3)

After a 5-4 win over the Red Wings at home on Nov. 16, the Islanders lost three-straight games to the Maple Leafs, Penguins and Flyers.

The Islanders return home for four straight in Nassau in the hopes of turning around a stretch that has pushed them to the bottom of the division.

The homestand features games against the Jets, Red Wings, Capitals and Penguins.

Thomas Hickey left Saturday's loss to the Flyers with a lower-body injury and did not return.