As we round the corner into the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game and toward the homestretch of the season, who has the inside track for the Stanley Cup?
A look behind the numbers can identify the top teams, and what each needs to do in order to set itself apart from the pack.
Based on the average of three different statistical models, the Washington Capitals have a 29.9 percent chance of winning the Stanley Cup for the first time in their history. Their primary weapons are strong goaltending and the NHL's best power play, but they could be vulnerable with regards to puck possession.
Puck possession is exactly where the Los Angeles Kings shine. Los Angeles doesn't have any obvious weaknesses, and it won the Stanley Cup in 2012 and 2014.
This season, the Chicago Blackhawks may not be as dominant as the versions that won the Stanley Cup in 2010, 2013 and 2015, but they remain among the League leaders in most statistical categories.
The Dallas Stars are the wild card. They have missed the Stanley Cup Playoffs in six of the past seven seasons, but they have become one of the League's most dangerous teams offensively and could win their first Stanley Cup since 1999 with improved defensive play, especially in net and when shorthanded.