The pressure is starting to build as teams try to prove that hot starts were not flukes in the NHL.
A team like the Chicago Blackhawks wants to keep its steak of not losing a game in regulation time as long as possible. The Blackhawks subscribe to the theory that it's not easy to turn the tap back on once it has been turned off, so you might as well keep the water flowing (source: Yahoo.com).
The Montreal Canadiens have risen to the top of the Eastern Conference, and they have dramatic games against two of their storied rivals.
The Canucks have played consistent hockey, but they will be tested by two key Western Conference rivals this week.
Here's our power ranking of the best 10 games of the week.