Ranking the 5 NHL Teams with the Greatest Playoff Home-Ice Advantage

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Ranking the 5 NHL Teams with the Greatest Playoff Home-Ice Advantage
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The defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings have had one of the NHL's best home-ice records thus far in 2012-13, but will that give them the greatest home-ice advantage in the playoffs? The top four seeds in each conference will control home ice throughout the first round of playoffs, and starting and ending a series at home can be a great advantage. 

Last season, the Los Angeles Kings were able to get things done primarily on the road, but history shows that home ice can be valuable. While Nassau Coliseum is a shell of its former glory, it was dubbed "Fort Neverlose" during the New York Islanders' dynasty days because it was almost impossible to defeat the Islanders on home ice. 

With the playoffs around the corner, here is a look at the top five NHL playoff teams with the greatest home-ice advantage.

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