Tarik El-Bashir assesses the top teams in the National Hockey League this week (Jan. 13). Records are through Thursday’s games.
1 (1 last week): Boston Bruins; 28-11-1Despite Saturday's 4-3 home loss to Vancouver, the defending champions remain the league's best team. Overall, they've won 11 of their past 13 games behind All-Star Game starter Tim Thomas, who sports a 1.95 goals against average and .939 save percentage. Elsa/GETTY IMAGES