There are less than two weeks of hockey left, and the Blackhawks inch closer to the Presidents Trophy and home ice throughout the playoffs that comes with it. And with a six-game winning streak, Chicago doesnt seem content to back off heading into the playoffs.
1 Blackhawks 33-5-4
Ray Emery, who was out of the league just a couple years ago, is 16-1-0 after the Hawks 5-2 win over the Stars on Monday. Good enough to be a starter ahead of Corey Crawford for the playoffs? Probably not, but Emery isnt a bad fallback.
2 Penguins 32-10-0
Sidney Crosby (broken jaw) was back practicing with a full shield on Monday. A great sign even if his timetable to return is still uncertain. With the Pens already securing a playoff spot (and the division), theres no rush.
3 Ducks 27-10-5
Anaheim is in the playoffs, although a two-game skid wont inspire confidence. Neither will a listless offense that has scored only two goals combined in those two games.
4 Canadiens 26-11-5
Carey Price might wan...