Over the past little while? I don't know.. I was basing this on performance over the past couple of weeks.. the Devils are 5-4-0-1 over their past 10 games.. there are teams who have performed much better then them over the past two weeks:
1. Detroit Red Wings 7-2-1-0
2. Tampa Bay Lightning 8-0-0-2
3. San Jose Sharks 6-3-0-1
4. Ottawa Senators 4-3-2-1
5. Philadelphia Flyers 4-4-1-1 They haven't been playing the best hockey over the past little while.. but they still deserve this spot for the way they've been playing all season.
6. Vancouver Canucks 5-3-1-1
7. Boston Bruins 4-2-3-1
8. Toronto Maple Leafs 5-5-0-0 Brian Leetch gives them an edge
9. Dallas Stars 8-1-1-0
10.Montreal Canadiens 8-2-0-0
So Dallas isn't top of this list why? As far as I can tell..... the 8-1-1 is the best record over that past 2 weeks.