Pair of aces

Four dynamic duos are reviving the NHL's Eastern Conference

Updated: December 30, 2011, 1:36 PM ET
By Lindsay Berra | ESPN The Magazine

IN RECENT YEARS, the NHL's best duos have come from the West -- think Detroit's Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg, and Vancouver's Sedin twins. But this season, the league's most prolific partnerships are putting the Eastern Conference back on the offensive.

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS: James Neal and Evgeni Malkin Both have been on ice for 63 percent (17 of 27) of Pittsburgh's power play goals.

The Penguins traded for Neal last February to add a scorer ...

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