The competition in the NHL is ramping up and several teams made big-time statements this week.
None more so than the Boston Bruins who continue to light-up the competition with 12-straight wins. The Eastern Conference once looked like it consisted of Pittsburgh and everyone else. Then, it looked as if a conference final between Boston and Pittsburgh was inevitable. With the Penguins swooning and the Bruins surging, Boston has successfully flipped the script and now the conference looks like theirs to lose.
Things are also getting interesting in the west as now San Jose is surprisingly winning the race to not have to play Los Angeles in the first round. It once looked as if crowing Anaheim the division winner would be a mere formality, but the Sharks have caught and past the Ducks!
You know who doesn't want to play Jonathan Quick and the Kings in the first round? Bruce Boudreau. His playoff record is shoddy enough. The Ducks can beat the Kings, but the Kings could just as easily beat the Ducks. The race, however, is not over and Anahiem still has another month to reassert themselves atop the Pacific.
The Caps are surging as well with five out of a possible six points on their west coast road trip. The rest of the NHL, however, sure isn't helping the Caps as Detroit, New York and Philadelphia are tearing up the competition.
Where do these teams really stack up against the competition? Check out this week's NHL power rankings to find out!
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