The red-hot Chicago Blackhawks have won five straight games, outscoring their opponents 19-8 in that span. Patrick Kane is as lethal as ever, while Kris Versteeg is becoming a top scoring threat. And what about 20-year-old Brandon Saad?
Pavel Datsyuk was one of the many key forwards that missed extensive time for the Red Wings last season. With several young players stepping up in his absence, the 36-year-old could begin to relinquish some offensive responsibilities in 2014-15.
Mark Streit has had some quiet stretches with the Flyers this season despite a pretty good overall season. Evan Berofsky suggests that those scoring droughts could occur with more frequency next season.