Tarik El-Bashir assesses the top teams in the National Hockey League this week (March 30). Records are through Thursday’s games.
1 (2 last week): St. Louis Blues; 48-20-10 With an 8-2-3 record in their last 13 games, the Blues can claim their first Central Division title since 1999-200 with a win Saturday against league-worst Columbus. Goalie Brian Elliott (league-leading .943 save percentage and 1.48 goals against average) has earned a shutout in three consecutive games. Ross D. Franklin/AP Buy Photo