The NHL season is heading towards the most exciting part of the season—the playoffs.
While most of the talk at the start of the season was about how important it would be to get off to a sterling start because of the 48-game schedule, having a strong finish may be even more important.
Hard-charging teams can make up for a less-than-impressive start with a big finish. There were a number of impressive performances in Week 12 and quite a few poor showings as well.
Here are this week's winners and losers.