The 2011-12 NHL regular season is a quarter of the way to the finish line. Exactly where did the time go?
Workers are already preparing Citizens Bank Park for the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, and the first week of All-Star Fan Balloting is in the books, with Ottawa chiming in quite loudly. Discussion on playoff and scoring races is getting some traction with most teams having roughly 60 games left to play.
Heck, after Sidney Crosby's virtuoso 4-point performance Monday night in Pittsburgh, more than a few pundits were ready to hand the Stanley Cup to the Penguins.
It's cool when you think about how many great American players have played the game and the two players that were at that 18-game point streak and what they've done in their careers. It's pretty cool right now, but it was kind of overshadowed by the loss.
— Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane after breaking the record for longest point streak by an American-born player with a goal and an assist in a 3-2 overtime loss against the Kings