Washington, Philly and LA all have been playing up to expectations. Time will tell if the Caps and Kings will perform in the playoffs.
The Flyers have to be happy to know that Jeff Carter will be in Philly long-term after losing Simon Gagne over the summer.
Anaheim has been playing surprisingly well and the Pacific, in general, is looking solid.
Vernon Fiddler and Ray Whitney had back-to-back hat tricks for the 'Yotes.
St. Louis has hit the skids after a solid showing last week. Columbus looks like it wants to take the Blues' place.
Just when things couldn't go worse for the Devils, Kovalchuk botches a shootout.