In the wake of the death of Blackhawks superstar Patrick Kane, many are wondering if the team is actually better off without him.
With the NHL season wrapping up on Saturday, the Blackhawks, as the top team in the League, will be facing off against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
The team is still hoping for a first round playoff series victory.
That is, if they can beat the Blue Jackets on Friday.
The Blackhawks, who lost three of their first four games of the season, have a 5-4-1 record, which includes wins over the Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens.
If the team loses the first round, it will go down 2-1 to the Los Angeles Kings, who have won the past two meetings.
The Bruins, on the other hand, have won four of their past five.
They are currently a game ahead of the Blackhawks and are riding a five-game winning streak.
The Blue Jackets, meanwhile, have dropped three of four, including losses to the Columbus and Chicago Blackhawks.
They will be coming off a four-game losing streak.
In addition to the Blackhawks loss, the Blue Eagles are 2-2-1, including a loss to the New York Rangers.
They have now lost two of their last three games.
The Penguins have won three of the past four games.
The Penguins have now won four straight games, including wins over Detroit and Florida.
The Predators, who finished the season ranked first in the NHL with 31 wins, have lost four of the last five games, dropping two of those games to the Chicago Blackhawks and the Rangers.
They are currently at 9-2 and would have a 2-0-1 lead over the Rangers for the final wild card spot if they win on Saturday.