Here's an analysis of each team in the Western Conference in order of where they are in the standings coming out of the All-Star break, complete with all the pertinent details:
The Red Wings lead the race for the Presidents' Trophy. (Photo: Dave Reginek/NHLI)
Non-shootout wins: 28
Games remaining: 32 (18 home, 14 away)
Significant injuries: Patrick Eaves (jaw)
Their 7-2 loss at Montreal notwithstanding, the Red Wings are in a great position coming out of the break. They lead the race for the Presidents' Trophy and have a significant amount of games remaining at home, where they've won 17 in a row, three shy of the NHL record. The Wings are 20-2-1 at Joe Louis Arena this season. The problem is they come out of the break with a four-game road trip, with games at Calgary, Vancouver, Edmonton and Phoenix. The good news is only one of those teams (the Canucks) currently is in a playoff spot.