Pacific Division as it stands February 8th.
ATOP THE DIVISION
San Jose Sharks stay atop the division. With 70 points in 54 games, they are fifth in the league. They did fall to Buffalo last night in a shocking comeback by the Sabres. The Sharks continue a four-game Eastern road trip tomorrow night in Boston. Brent Burns currently leads the team in goals and assists, for a total of 57 points. His record breaking season continues to push the Sharks, who are looking to return to the Stanley Cup finals, after a great post season run last year. Since returning from the All-Star break, the Sharks are 2-0-2 with 13 goals in those 4 games.
Vancouver Canucks have lost four straight and have not found two since returning from the All-Star break. With 52 points in 53 games and sixth in the division, the Canucks must find a way to turn things around. They are six points behind the fifth-seeded Kings with only one game in hand and are seven points behind Calgary with three games in hand who hold the last wild card spot in the West. With a wild card position not out of the question, Henrik Sedin and the Canucks must find a way to turn things around before its too late. Vancouver continues their six game road trip tomorrow night in Columbus.
Calgary Flames are heading into a five-day break after a thrilling shootout victory over defending Stanley Cup Champions Pittsburgh. They currently hold the second wild card spot in the West. However, The LA Kings are nipping on the heals of the Flames. They are only one point back and have two games in hand. After back-to-back 5-0 losses, the Kings look to get back on the right foot and claim a playoff position tomorrow night against Florida. Anaheim and Edmonton are currently in a lock with 66 points in 55 games.