Tarik El-Bashir assesses the top teams in the National Hockey League this week. Records are through Feb. 23.
1. Vancouver Canucks, 39-16-6. Last week: 3 Beat the NHL-leading Red Wings, 4-3, in a shootout Thursday to end Detroit's league-record 23-game home winning streak. The Canucks are 8-1-2 this month, with six of those games decided in a shootout. Darryl Dyck/AP Buy Photo