With just one game remaining, the Boston Bruins and New York Islanders are locked in a tie for the Stanley Trophy as the two teams head into a one-game playoff at Gillette Stadium on Saturday.
But it is not all bad news for the Bruins and Islanders, as they each have two games remaining, both with their respective conferences set to have their respective teams play in the final round of the playoffs.
In terms of the Stanley cup, the Bruins are on track to win the trophy with a 2-1 win over the Islanders in Game 2 of the second round.
In that game, the Islanders scored five goals and won five faceoffs to get ahead 3-1 in the series.
In Game 3, the Isles scored four goals and lost five faceoff to give up an empty-net goal, but the Bruins tied the game with a power-play goal to tie the series at 3-3.
The Islanders are currently tied for first place with the Boston Celtics at 4-3-0, while the Bruins will be hoping to improve on their 2-2 record with a win against the Islanders.
In the second half, the Celtics are currently third in the Atlantic Division, but with the loss of two key players to injuries and the loss a pair of key offensive players in defenseman Matt Bartkowski and forward Ryan Spooner, the team has a lot to work on moving forward.
In addition to the Boston University hockey team, the New York Rangers and the New Jersey Devils are also playing in the third round of playoff play with the Rangers currently tied at 4, the Devils currently tied with the Pittsburgh Penguins at 4 and the Rangers sitting in third place with a 4-2-1 record.
The Boston Bruins, Islanders, and Penguins are all tied for second place in the Eastern Conference.
The Boston Bruins have won three of their past four playoff games, while Boston University has won five of its past seven.