Feel free to study the NHL standings when the league takes its annual break for All-Star Game weekend.
Just be ready for them to change again once the games resume.
Consider the nightly rotations a mere warmup for a postseason that could feature a handful of teams who missed the playoffs last year. Teams like Tampa Bay, Vegas and Winnipeg are making life hard for postseason regulars, though luckily for two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh, there's plenty of time to climb back into contention. Then again, the Chicago Blackhawks, with three Stanley Cups since 2010, are further back and in danger of missing the playoffs entirely without a late surge.