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.
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.
The Red Wings are 7-0-3 in their last 10 games while the Bruins have picked up a point in each of their last eight games, both making a surge in the East.
Bovada released its updated odds to win the Hart Trophy for league MVP, and Patrick Kane has emerged as the early frontrunner with 2-1 odds.
The Capitals made the jump from No. 4 to No. 1, and it probably should have happened sooner.