With only a few more games to be played before the NHL starts its playoffs, there are a few teams that are emerging as definitive favorites to win the Stanley Cup.
Goaltending is often key to teams' playoffs success. That said, the Chicago Blackhawks took home Lord Stanley’s Cup last year—even with inconsistent goaltending from Antti Niemi.
Power-play and penalty-kill success also comes into play, as does a team's ability to gel at the right time.
With all this in mind, let’s take a look at the NHL’s eight most dangerous playoff teams of 2010-11.