The NHL regular season is coming to a close, as teams have only a handful of games left before the long arduous road of the playoffs.
The 75 games they played up to this point have all been to get into position to make the final push at the end. For some it will be enough, but for others they will spend it looking back on missed opportunities.
The NHL playoffs are the most exciting event in this traditional series format.
The short rest in between games, the tension that picks up night to night and the winner-take-all mentality make it an entertaining month in sports. Over the next two weeks, we will discover who will get to take part in this event.
Here are four bold predictions for what will unfold as the season comes to a close.