Tarik El-Bashir assesses the top teams in the National Hockey League this week (Jan. 20). Records are through Thursday’s games.
1 (1 last week): Boston Bruins; 30-13-1 Although the defending champs are 2-2-0 in their last four games, they rank second in goals against per game (2.00), first in goals for (3.54) and, thus, still are the team to beat. Tim Thomas and the B’s close out the month against the Rangers, Flyers, Capitals and Senators. Whew. Chris O'Meara/AP Buy Photo