Will they make it or won't they? Pierre McGuire assesses the bubble teams from East and West
The defense-conscious Bruins have the NHL's third-best penalty kill but need more goals from center Patrice Bergeron.
The Rangers need newly acquired center Olli Jokinen to add scoring punch and take pressure off goalie Henrik Lundqvist.
After trading away top scorer Ilya Kovalchuk, Thrashers must rely on playoff vets like Maxim Afinogenov.