With the NHL regular season already one-quarter over, it appears that the true powerhouses in the Eastern Conference are finally starting to emerge from their lockout hibernation.
Twelve of the 15 teams in the conference played Tuesday night, with the New York Rangers and Montreal Canadiens both highlighting the action by grabbing 4-3 shootout victories.
Where do these teams stack up against the field in the latest power rankings? Which teams are streaking and which teams are struggling? Read on to find out!
Note: Team and player statistics are from NHL.com and are accurate as of February 13, 2013.