4. Washington Capitals
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The Capitals have won their last four games and have a four-point lead over the Columbus Blue Jackets in the Metropolitan Division. Alex Ovechkin, with six goals in his last 11 games, now is tied for the league-lead with 27 goals with Tampa Bay Lightning’s Nikita Kucherov. John Carlson is continuing his pace to have a career year for points. He currently has 34 points (5G, 29A) in 43 games.
3. Winnipeg Jets
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Winnipeg continues to keep winning. The Jets are 6-0-1 in their last seven games. Blake Wheeler is leading the way for the Jets with a seven-game scoring streak (11 points).
He already has 52 points on the season (14G, 38A), and is on pace for a career year. Connor Hellebuyck is continuing his career year.
He’s currently 7-0-2 in his last nine games, with a 1.89 goals-allowed average, .940 save percentage and two shutouts. Paul Maurice has his team playing great hockey right now.
2. Tampa Bay Lightning
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The Lightning still lead the league in points with 65. Nikita Kucherov still leads the league in points (60 points, 27G, 33A). Victor Hedman, in 42 games, is a plus-24. Almost everything is going right for the Lightning right now. The one downside for the Lightning is that Dan Girardi left Sunday’s game with a neck injury caused by taking a puck up high. He was scratched from Tuesday’s game against Carolina.