Each of the eight squads left standing in the Stanley Cup playoffs have punched their tickets to conference-semifinal action for a variety of reasons. The remaining title contenders have plenty of positive attributes that have enabled them to advance into the postseason and survive a contentious first round.
However, no team is without its faults. Some deficiencies may be more glaring than others, but you can identify an Achilles heel when analyzing every organization.
Shortcomings can often be covered up with strong overall play but, in time, could ultimately derail championship ambitions. Here's a look at of the remaining playoff teams' crucial flaws.