The NHL has announced its All-Star game will begin on Monday, Feb. 7, as well as the Stanley Cup Finals, which will be played on Sunday, Feb 10.
The first round of the NHL playoffs, which kicks off at 8 p.m.
ET (3 p..m.-5 p.ms.
ET), will see teams compete for their first-round playoff berths.
In addition, the top three teams in each conference will qualify for the Stanley, Western and Eastern Conference Finals.
The NHL All-Stars will take to the ice in St. Louis for the first time since 2008, as they take on the Chicago Blackhawks.
The Stars, who will be playing in the first of three games against the Blackhawks in St, Louis, are currently playing in a tie for eighth place in the Western Conference with the Chicago Wolves.
In addition, teams that finished in the top four of the Western and Central divisions during the 2016-17 season will be invited to participate in the All-star game.
The following is a look at the NHL All Star game rosters as of Feb. 6.
Here is a breakdown of how each team will stack-up on the ice during the All Star weekend:The Blues are expected to be the first team to enter the Allstar game, as Blues forward Chris Stewart is slated to play on the third line.
Stewart, who is playing in his 13th All-Tournament game, is a finalist for the Hart Trophy as the NHL rookie of the year, and has scored four goals in 11 playoff games.
The 20-year-old forward has 10 goals and 17 points in 36 games this season.
The Wild are set to be among the first teams to enter as they are set for their second All-Time Classic.
In their first appearance at the All Stars, the Wild had a dominant performance against the Pittsburgh Penguins, winning 3-1.
Forward Kevin Hayes, who leads the NHL in goals and points this season, was named to the All Team and is expected to start in goal.
The Bruins have had a very successful postseason, having won five straight games to secure a playoff berth.
Head coach Claude Julien has a history of making big moves to the playoffs and the Bruins are expected at the start of the season to be one of the top teams in the West.
The Bruins are tied for third in the East with the Philadelphia Flyers and Philadelphia’s Stanley Cup win in 2016.
The Wild are the only team to win at least five games in each of the past four seasons.
The Kings have been one of hockey’s most consistent playoff teams over the past five years, winning five straight and advancing to the Western Conferences Final.
The Kings have the NHL best record in the Metropolitan Division and a strong run through the playoffs in 2016-18, finishing the regular season with a record of 14-2-1, including a trip to the Eastern Conference Final.
Forward Dustin Brown, who has two goals and six points in 17 games this postseason, is expected play in goal, and is one of seven players to have scored at least a goal in all five games this year.
The Flyers have not won the Eastern Conferences since 2004, but have played in six All-Conference Games in the last five seasons.
The Blackhawks are set at the top of the conference and will be coming off their first Stanley Cup championship since 2003.
The Blue Jackets will be the second team to be announced for the AllStar game.
Forward Tyler Seguin, who scored seven goals and eight points in the playoffs, will be on the team.
The Blue Jackets finished fourth in the Eastern Division in goals for and goals against in 2016 and finished first in goals against per game (2.39).
The team has scored at the all-time playoff pace this season and will likely have one of three goalies in the lineup.
The Hawks are in the midst of their third consecutive playoff appearance.
The Penguins, who have been a perennial Stanley Cup contender in the past, are not expected to make the All STAR game this year, but will likely play in the third round of a playoff series against the Los Angeles Kings.
The Red Wings will play their first game of the playoffs at the new United Center in Detroit on Friday, Feb 8.
The Wings won the Stanley Cups with Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg as their star players, but it is the young Red Wings who will bring their unique brand of success to the arena on Feb. 8.
The Blackhawks have the most exciting roster in the league, but are coming off a disappointing season in which they lost the Stanley Series for the second consecutive season.
Chicago was swept in the opening round by the Washington Capitals in the 2016 playoffs.
The team is still rebuilding under coach Joel Quenneville and the roster is expected for a major change.
The Coyotes are expected for their third straight appearance in the Playoffs.
The Coyotes finished fifth in the Pacific Division in points, fourth