Three weeks remain in the 2013 NHL season, and the drama is only beginning. In the Western Conference, five points separate the No. 4 seed and missing the playoffs. In the East, there is a six-point buffer between No. 5 and an early offseason.
Teams around the league are putting together their final playoff pushes as they look to not only secure a playoff spot but home-ice advantage. If the playoffs started today, 15 of the 16 teams have above-.500 records at home (New York Islanders, 8-11-2).
It’s Week 11 in the NHL, and here is who is hot and who’s not.