The biggest question: Will anyone survive the Pittsburgh-Philly series?
Sean Allen looks at the first week of the new year and finds that, despite their recent moves, things will get worse for the Nashville Predators before they get better.
Jean-Sebastien Giguere and Dion Phaneuf made the most of their Maple Leafs debut, leading Toronto to a 3-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night that snapped a six-game losing streak.
Zach Parise's breakaway highlighted a three-goal second period and the New Jersey Devils won their eighth straight game with a 5-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Saturday night.
A crazy first day of free agency in the NHL was highlighted by defensemen re-signing or changing teams for big money, writes E.J. Hradek.