Ranking the 8 Hottest Teams in the NHL Heading into the Playoffs

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Ranking the 8 Hottest Teams in the NHL Heading into the Playoffs
Ann Heisenfelt

Timing is everything, and catching fire right before the playoffs can make the difference between a deep run and an early exit. A hot stretch to end the regular season not only suggests that everything is working, but gives a team the confidence and momentum needed to get the right start to the postseason. Which teams are the hottest right now?

To answer that question I looked at each playoff team's record down the stretch. Breaking it down into various areas like scoring, defense, goaltending, possession and quality of opponents helped rank each of the league's hottest teams.

Turn over to find out which teams are firing on all cylinders, which players are fueling that drive and which teams have the right conditions to continue.

 

All advanced statistics are via writer's own original research unless otherwise noted.

 

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