With about one month remaining in the regular season, the playoff race is beginning to gain some clarity.
There are some teams that threw in the towel long ago while others are ramping up the pressure in the final push. Some teams that were firmly entrenched in the playoffs now find new challengers nipping at their heels.
The Caps lost two key games against rival Pittsburgh, but rebounded with a win Friday night against Vancouver. And how about that Evgeny Kuznetsov? Was he enough to boost the Caps' place in the rankings?
What NHL teams are turning up the heat and what contenders are proving to be pretenders?
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