The Northwest Division race
The Wild has now gone 22-7-5 in its last 34 games, a .720 pace that, if extrapolated over 82 games, would work out to a 118-point season. Amazing hockey, and yet, they have been eating the Canucks' dust for, it seems, weeks on end. Vancouver has played its last 34 games at a .779 clip, which [to revisit that fantasyland where such extrapolations belong] equates to 128 points over a full season.
At the moment, Anaheim is the only Western team with a lock on their division, while New Jersey and Buffalo seem relatively safe in the East.