5. Seattle Kraken
After going on a nine-game winning streak, the Seattle Kraken are 2-5-1 after the fact. They came off a hard stretch out east, where they lost to the likes of the New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins.
The Kraken head back east for a "part deux" of their New York adventures, facing off against the Islanders and going south to New Jersey. In fact, four of their first six games out of the break are against teams currently in the playoff standings. If Seattle's serious about another playoff run, they'll need to step up against the competition.