The Atlantic Division standings are in a constant state of flux these days. The Boston Bruins, Tampa Bay Lightning and Montreal Canadiens are firmly entrenched as the top three, but things get complicated after that.
The two remaining wild card spots are up for grabs, and there’s plenty of competition for them in the Eastern Conference. The Toronto Maple Leafs sit three points up on the Detroit Red Wings, Ottawa Senators and New Jersey Devils, and two points up on the New York Rangers today.
Mind you, the Wings have three games in hand on the Leafs and the Senators have two games in hand. There are still 30-something games to be played, so plenty of jockeying is sure to be done from now until the season’s end.
With all that in mind, let’s check in with our faithful correspondents around the Atlantic for Week 16. We’re missing reports from the Panthers and Sabres this week, so if you’re a fan or writer of either one of those teams and would like an opportunity to contribute to this feature regularly, send me an email or hit me up on Twitter.
NOTE: Most of these pieces were written Wednesday, so they aren’t completely up-to-date.