The NHL's truncated regular season has three weeks to go.
The trading deadline has passed and at this point, it's all about improving or establishing playoff position. The home stretch of the 48-game regular season has started.
While the lockout was painful for players, coaches and fans for four-plus months, the shortened season means that each game has added meaning. Games have been intense and hard fought this season.
There are a number of matchups that will capture the hockey world's attention this weekend. In addition to compelling games, there are seven storylines to pay attention to that should have an impact on the standings or answer key questions.