Feb 7, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs goaltenderJames Reimer
(34) and Toronto fans celebrate a win over the Edmonton Oilers at the Air Canada Centre. Toronto defeated Edmonton 5-1. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
#25: Toronto Maple Leafs: 23-27-4
The Leafs finally saw their disastrous losing streak come to an end, and had a few days to celebrate reaching the 50-point mark. However, three tough games face the Leafs, and they are still without their captain, while David Clarkson is cashing his cushy check all while sitting in the press box. Good times in Leaf Land!
#24: Columbus Blue Jackets: 23-26-3
The All-Star game will have to be the highlight of the 2014-15 season for Blue Jackets fans, as their team can’t find any consistency. Scott Hartnell earned the Silver Stick after playing his 1000th game on Monday night, though the Jackets couldn’t beat the defending Stanley Cup Champions despite Hartnell scoring on his big night.
#23: New Jersey Devils: 21-24-9
The Devils continue to get out-shot, and as a consequence, continue to lose hockey games. Even the Edmonton Oilers took a Win out of the Prudential Center on Monday night, the Oil’s first regulation road win in three months. They’ll have to take on two Central Division heavyweights at home before drawing the Sabres back in Jersey.
#22: Colorado Avalanche: 22-21-11
The Avalanche continue to make last season look like a flash in the pan, as Colorado is on another three-game slide (no pun intended). Despite the limited success, only three points separate the bottom three teams in the Central Division; it’s officially crunch time for the Avs.
#21: Philadelphia Flyers: 23-22-8
The Flyers have won four of their last five, but the wins might be harder to come by from here on in, as goalie Steve Mason is sidelined after suffering a knee injury. With an already-decimated defense, the Flyers better hope for a lot of offense coming their way in the coming games.