No. 1: Montreal Canadiens
Season Record: 19-6-4
The Habs have led the league for most of the season. They dominated the Colorado Avalanche 10-1 on Saturday, and beat the New Jersey Devils 5-2 on Thursday. But they fell to the Boston Bruins last night in overtime.
When you’re first in the league, everyone else wants you to lose. But I wouldn’t count on the Habs making a habit of it. They have three days off to lick their wounds before taking on some healthy competition in the San Jose Sharks and Washington Capitals this weekend.