The regular season is about to end.
In one more week, the shortened NHL regular season will come to a close and playoff matchups will be the topic du jour.
But with a week left, teams are still battling for playoff spots and positioning.
The season has been defined by explosive and powerful individual performances. Sidney Crosby dominated for the first three months and would have been a hands-down MVP front-runner had he not suffered a broken jaw after getting hit with a deflected slap shot.
Players like Alex Ovechkin, John Tavares, Jonathan Toews and Sergei Bobrovsky have also throw their names into the mix.
Here's our look at the top Hart Trophy candidates with one week to go in the season.