The race for a league championship remains wide open for eight squads still participating in the NHL postseason frenzy. The tournament is especially intriguing this year since no team appears head and shoulders above the fray, leaving the door open for improvement in each locker room.
A few teams in particular have seen their efforts limited by shortcomings of different sorts. Rallying and rising above these issues can make the difference between playoff survival and elimination.
No team is facing dire straits just yet, so there's still time to pull things together and perform at full throttle.
Here's a look at corrections that can make a substantial difference in Stanley Cup hopes for several squads.