Boston,Mass - The Boston Bruins have held the top spot in the Eastern Conference for more than three months, but as they struggle to regain their confidence and, they don't have the feel of Stanley Cup finals favorites.
Charlotte,N.C. - The last time the Carolina Hurricanes won seven consecutive home games, they went on to win their first Stanley Cup. This season, they're hoping a similar run will help them make a return to the playoffs.
Buffalo,N.Y. - The Philadelphia Flyers grip on home-ice advantage in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs is loosening, but even with three losses in four games a spot in the postseason seems fairly secure.