The Ducks are 4-0-1 in their last five games, vaulting themselves into a playoff spot — third place in the Pacific Division — for the first time this season.
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.
In the 2015 NHL Draft, Connor McDavid was the clear-cut favorite — with respect to Jack Eichel — to be the first overall pick after being dubbed the next Sidney Crosby for his all-world talent and
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’s focus wasn’t where it needed to be earlier this season.