The race to the Stanley Cup Playoffs begins as teams set their sights on the 2nd half of the NHL season. The Jets and Leafs are firmly entrenched in playoff spots, sitting in 2nd and 4th within their respective conferences. The Flames also currently occupy the 6th seed in the West with Johnny Gaudreau leading the the charge- he is currently sitting 7th in the NHL with 56 points.
The Canadiens, Senators, Oilers, and Canucks all find themselves on the outside looking in, however, hope still remains. Connor McDavid is sitting in 10th in the NHL with 54 points, and rookie Brock Boeser of the Vancouver Canucks is 7th in the NHL with 24 goals.