Craig Custance examines each team in the Metropolitan Division as the NHL realigns. Can the Caps keep up after a quiet offseason? And, even after losing Ilya Kovalchuk and David Clarkson, are the Devils actually trending up?
Skill plays a large part in the Stanley Cup playoffs, but so does strategy. Controlling the final line change at home, the Habs kept Mike Cammalleri away from Chris Pronger, which helped the Canadiens back into the series with a victory.