Playoff Chances for NHL Teams on the Bubble in 2013-14

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Playoff Chances for NHL Teams on the Bubble in 2013-14
Nam Y. Huh/Associated Press

With the Olympic break in the rearview mirror, NHL clubs are gearing up for the final stretch of the season.

The top three in each division will automatically get a berth in the Stanley Cup playoffs, with the remaining Eastern Conference and Western Conference teams battling for one of two wild-card entries on each side.

The standings are tight, and a handful or more in the East and West are jockeying for position. Some teams have more potent offenses; others have top goaltending.

Click ahead for a look at some of the bubble teams in the race and where their strengths and weaknesses lie in ultimately making—or falling short of—the playoffs.

All statistics are courtesy of unless otherwise noted.

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