What a month it was: February

Teams like Toronto, Minnesota and Los Angeles may have played themselves out of the postseason in February, while Mike Smith and the Phoenix Coyotes surged thanks to an 11-0-1 record.
Phoenix goalie Mike Smith saved even the pucks he didn't quite keep his eyes on in a remarkable month for the Coyotes. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The following charts show the team's position at the beginning and end of the month. Of course, the position reflects the NHL approach of rewarding division winers. Florida is actually eighth in points in the East as of this date, but third based on leading their division.

EAST

TEAMFEB. 1MARCH 1RECORD
NYR  1  19-3-1
BOS  2  25-7-1
WAS  3  86-7-1 
PHI  4  65-7-1 
PITT  5  48-4-1
OTT  6  57-3-2
NJ  7  78-4-1 
TOR  8104-9-1
FLA  9  38-5-1
WPG10  97-5-2
TB11117-5-1
NYI12146-6-2
MTL13155-8-1
BUF14127-3-3
CAR15136-1-4

WEST

TEAMFEB. 1MARCH 1RECORD
DET  1  4  8-3-2
VAN  2  1  9-1-4
SJ  3  7  5-8-1
NAS  4  5  6-4-3
STL  5  211-4-0
CHI  6  6  5-9-0
LA  710  5-7-2
MIN  812  4-7-2
COL  9  9  7-3-2
DAL10  8  8-5-0
CGY1111  5-2-5
PHX12  311-0-1
ANA1313  8-4-3
EDM1414  6-7-1
CBJ1515  5-7-1

TEAM LEADERS

CATEGORYBESTWORST
POINTS PER GAMENYR 1.41CBJ 0.683
GOALS PER GAMEPHI 3.24LA 2.09
GOALS AGAINSTSTL 1.91TB 3.33
1ST PERIODVAN plus-32TB minus-22
2ND PERIODSJ plus-26TOR minus-23
3RD PERIODBOS plus-34CBJ minus-37
OTNYR plus-5CAR, minus-5
SONJ, plus-7CAR, minus-6
PP PCTEDM, 21.7PHX 13.2
PPGPHI, 52PHX, 25
PKMTL 89.3CBJ 75.7
SHGNJ 13TB, CGY 1
PIMPHX 8.3PHI 16.3
PK TIMECAR 286:55OTT 413:32
NET PP TIME (PP-PK)CAR 89:01COL -95:14
FO PCTBOS 54.7CGY 45.2

CATEGORYBESTWORST
GOALSSteven Stamkos, TB, 44
ASSISTSHenrik Sedin, VAN, 53 
POINTSEvgeni Malkin, PIT, 79 
PLUS/MINUS

Tyler Seguin, BOS, plus-31

Milan Jurcina, NYI, -28
PIMDerek Dorsett, CBJ, 179 
PPGScott Hartnell, PHI, 15 
SHGCal Clutterbuck, MIN; Adam Henrique, NJ, 4 
FO PCTJoe Pavelski, SJ, 60.1Patrik Elias, NJ, 42.4
ICE TIMEDan Girardi, NYR, 26:59 
SHOOTOUT GOALSIlya Kovalchuk, NJ, 9 
GOALS, DEFENCEMANErik Karlsson, OTT, 15 
ASSISTS, DEFENCEMANErik Karlsson, OTT, 51 
POINTS, DEFENCEMANErik Karlsson, OTT, 66 
TOP ROAD PLAYERHenrik Sedin, VAN, 37 PTS 

GOALIE LEADERS

Stats reflect goalies who made at least 30 appearances.

CATEGORYBESTWORST
WINSPekka Rinne, NAS, 35Steve Mason, CBJ, 8
LOSSESBrian Elliott, STL, 5Carey Price, MTL, 24
SHUTOUTSHenrik Lundqvist, NYR, 8
GAVGBrian Elliott, STL, 1.65Steve Mason, CBJ, 3.49
SAVE PCTGHenrik Lundqvist, NYR, .940Steve Mason, CBJ, .886