The Strengths and Weaknesses of the NHL Eastern Conference's Top Teams

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The Strengths and Weaknesses of the NHL Eastern Conference's Top Teams
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The NHL season is heating up, with most teams about two-thirds of the way through their schedules. The playoff race is heating up and the bubble teams might be starting to panic, but there's also a fight for dominance at the top of the standings.

The Eastern Conference is home to four of the Original Six teams, and five different Eastern teams have taken home the Stanley Cup in the last ten seasons. It's home to many of the league's most elite players and some of the game's greatest rivalries.

And this season is no different. A handful of teams have established themselves as the conference's best. The question is: Do any of them have what it takes to weather this year's playoff storm?

 

All stats obtained via NHL.com and official team sites. Stats accurate prior to Tuesday, March 26 games.

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