Coming in hot with an East-leading 28-11-6 record since Jan. 1, Buffalo has the conference's second-leading scorer in Thomas Vanek, who put up 48 points in his last 43 games. (Only Tampa Bay's Martin St. Louis had more: 49.) Center Tim Connolly has finally eased into the first-line role left vacant after Derek Roy was injured in December, scoring 15 points in his last 16 games. And scoring depth is there with rookie Tyler Ennis and Drew Stafford, who have produced 24 goals after the All-Star break. Goalie Ryan Miller, the reigning Vezina Trophy-winner, may be working through an upper-body injury that shelved him for four games earlier this month, but as a last line of defense, even a less-than-100-percent Miller is a better option than most.