By Joe Rosen
1. Bruins 28-12 -1 --
Tuukka Rask has won six straight and is 10-1-1 in his last 12 decisions, making his partnership with Tim Thomas easily the best goaltending tandem in hockey. The winner of Saturdays No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup likely takes the top spot next week.
2. Rangers 28-11 -4 --
The Rangers, who are 13-4-2 at the renovated Madison Square Garden, still have another 22 home games remaining. Theyll visit Boston on Saturday.
3. Blackhawks 27-13 -6 3
Marian Hossa is on pace for 85 points, which would be his best output since a 100-point season for Atlanta in 2006-07. Six players have already hit double digits in goals.
4. Red Wings 28-15 -1 --
Winning their 14th straight home game, the Wings tied a club record set in the second half of the 1964-65 season. Detroit is 11-13 on the road.
5. Blues 26-12 -6 --
Andy McDonald has been skating and could potentially see action in the second half of the season. The Blues 18 home wins are the most in...