No. 9: Boston Bruins
Season record: 12-10-1 (25 points)
After a convincing 4-1 victory over the Lightning on Sunday night, the Boston Bruins sit fourth in the Atlantic Division just one point out of a wild card slot. With 12 wins and a league-leading 1.64 goals-against average, Tuukka Rask has recaptured his 2011 Stanley Cup form.
With Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci both struggling to score, 20-year-old winger David Pastrnak has burst onto the scene with 13 goals, second only to Sidney Crosby’s NHL-leading 15 scores. Another pleasant surprise for the Bs is 36-year-old fourth-liner Dominic Moore with six goals and nine points.