The standings in the Central Division haven't changed much over the last month, but a lot could change going forward because of what happened in December. Let's recap it.
The Panthers have won their last six games, leapfrogging Montreal, Boston and Detroit in a span of a week to the top of the Atlantic Division.
The Bruins have earned at least a point in 14 of their last 15 games, and are now one point behind Montreal for the Atlantic Division lead with two games in hand.
Corey Crawford was named the NHL's first star of the week after going 3-0-0 with a 0.33 goals against average, .989 save percentage and two shutouts to help the Blackhawks move back into second pl
The Islanders haven't lost a game in regulation since Nov. 22, compiling a record of 8-0-2 in their last 10 games to climb into contention for the No. 1 seed in the East.