With Game 6 of the Stanley Cup final on Saturday night in Boston, the NHL is once again putting the spotlight on the Eastern Conference.
The series is set to start at 7 p.m.
ET on NBCSN, with the Stanley cup at the top of the scoreboard.
Here’s a look at some of the highlights from the series so far.1.
The NHL has yet to reveal who it will pick as the Eastern conference champion.
The Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers are the favorites in the series with three of the last four Stanley Cup champions.
But with the NHL having to start the series against a team it doesn’t currently have a legitimate shot at, the Blues are expected to be favored.
They have a 3-0-1 record against the Bruins this season.2.
The Bruins have a chance to make history when they host the Blackhawks in Game 6.
The Blackhawks have lost three of their past four games and are tied for last place in the Western Conference.
That would give the Blackhawks a chance of winning the Stanley Cups for the first time since 2004-05.3.
In the past two years, the Bruins have scored just two goals in four games.
That is the lowest total in the Stanley C-seasons history.4.
The Blackhawks have won five of their last six, and have the best record in the Eastern Hockey League.
They are 5-0 in the last six.5.
The Blues have won four of their seven, including their first five in a row.
They lost two of three and were tied for the third-fewest goals in the NHL last season.6.
The Islanders have won six of their nine games.
They will be without their captain, Mark Streit, who is dealing with a concussion.
The team also is without top defenseman Josh Bailey, who has a concussion and is on injured reserve.7.
The Lightning are coming off a 6-3 victory over the Boston Bruins.
They defeated the Anaheim Ducks 5-3 on Saturday.8.
The Penguins have won eight of their first 10 games, and the top-seeded Florida Panthers have lost four straight.9.
The Canadiens are coming into the series on a seven-game winning streak.
They won three of four against the Blackhawks, but lost 3-1 to Boston.10.
The Coyotes are coming in to the series as one of the top two seeds in the Central Division.
They had an eight-game win streak, but they lost four of five.