Heading into the weekend, 10 different teams were on streaks of three games or more. Some teams were trending up—some down. Not all of the streaks were maintained, but some teams have made strong claims as the team to beat in their respective divisions.
Nearly 25 percent through the NHL season, the playoff races are starting to take shape. In the Eastern Conference, six points separate the top spot from the last playoff spot. The Western Conference has a seven-point gap from top to last.
Here is who is hot and who’s not for Week 3.