The Canadiens are clicking, Rick Nash is doing the dirty work for the second-ranked Rangers and the Blackhawks slip to No. 3. Can Scott Darling hold Chicago's fort until Corey Crawford returns?
- Avalanche's Johnson breaks leg, out 6-8 weeks
- Hawks' Toews sits again with upper-body injury
- NHLPA rejects offer to extend CBA for Olympics
- G Crawford has appendectomy, out 2-3 weeks