Dallas and Pittsburgh are hot. They are riding six-game and nine-game win streaks, respectively.
Sidney Crosby has had a hat trick in two of his last four games.
Philly looks great on even strength but struggles on special teams.
The Rangers have started to play better, propelled by Marian Gaborik's solid play since returning from injury.
Atlanta should not be ignored. The Thrashers have won seven of their last eight.
Dany Heatley made his return to Ottawa, crushing his former team 4-0, but he did not score a goal.