No. 7: Washington Capitals
Season Record: 17-7-3
The Caps are looking good right now, and riding a four-game win streak. They are incredibly strong on both the power play and the penalty kill, which makes them a dangerous team. And don’t forget they have one of the best offensive players in the league in Alex Ovechkin.
In their 3-0 blanking of the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday, Ovechkin scored his 200th power play goal, which also turned out to be his fifth game-winning goal of the season.