No. 8: New York Rangers
Season record: 33-18-1 (67 points)
Riding a two-game win streak, the Rangers host the Ducks tonight at MSG, where they’ve posted a middling 15-11-1 record so far on home ice. Speedster Michael Grabner leads the team with 23 goals, but Henrik Lundqvist is still struggling to find a groove, and the team could use some help to bolster the blue line.
No. 7: Montreal Canadiens
Season record: 30-16-8 (68 points)
The Habs have stumbled a bit recently, going 3-5-2 over the past 10 games, but can get back to winning against Colorado, Arizona and St. Louis in their next three games.