EDITOR'S NOTE: You've arrived at the CBJ Power Rankings, our weekly breakdown of the top-five players, statistics, trends and many other Blue Jackets-related categories. If you're looking for the traditional power rankings, you've come to the wrong place. We'll go in-depth and outside the box, and hopefully give you something to think about.
The Blue Jackets are in the thick of a frantic sprint to the finish line and in the playoff mix with 15 games to play, and a combination of several things has contributed to their success in 2013-14. But one thing tends to stand out, and that's their 5-on-5 play; not only do the Jackets hold one of the NHL's best goals-per-game rates (No. 8 overall entering Monday's games) but they're doing a solid job defending as a unit.
As a result, the Blue Jackets own one of the Eastern Conference's best even-strength goals for/against ratios this season, but where exactly do they stand? That's why we're here with another edition of the YP Power Rankings, so follow along as we break down the best of the East!
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING
5-on-5 F/A RATIO: 1.19
The Lightning were already a dangerous, well-balanced team before they got Steven Stamkos back from a leg injury - and then they underwent a dramatic turn of events at the NHL trade deadline. Shipped out of town was former team captain Martin St. Louis, and in from New York came Ryan Callahan, adding an element of skill and character to the Lightning's group of forwards. Their forwards' versatility and dependability are a big reason why the Lightning is one of the conference's best 5-on-5 teams.