There are many intriguing stories heading into the playoffs that fans can't wait to see unfold.
Between Washington's quest for a Cup, McDavid, Matthews and the upstart Oilers and Leafs, Crosby and the Pens looking to repeat, and Canada's Cup drought, there's a lot to look forward to just like every other year.
Throughout the playoffs, you'll hear analysts talk about playoff experience, and some teams (Chicago, Anaheim, Pittsburgh, Washington) have it while others (Toronto, Edmonton, Columbus) don't.
Ahead of the postseason, we decided to rank the teams by their player with the most playoff experience.
16. Alexander Steen, St. Louis Blues, 51 games
15. Andrei Markov, Montreal Canadiens, 83 games
14. Zach Parise, Minnesota Wild, 89 games
13. Scott Hartnell, Columbus Blue Jackets, 91 games
12. Chris Neil, Ottawa Senators, 93 games
11. Troy Brouwer, Calgary Flames, 98 games
10. Brian Boyle, Toronto Maple Leafs, 100 games
9. Milan Lucic, Edmonton Oilers, 101 games
8. Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim Ducks, 104 games
7. Mike Fisher, Nashville Predators, 114 games
6. Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers, 116 games
5. Justin Williams, Washington Capitals, 127 games
4th and 3rd, Zdeno Chara, Boston Bruins, 141 games, Chris Kunitz, Pittsburgh Penguins, 141 games
2. Patrick Marleau, San Jose Sharks, 171 games
1. Marian Hossa, Chicago Blackhawks, 201 games
Obviously these power rankings mean nothing, but it's still cool to see which player is the 'playoff leader' for lack of a better term when it comes to postseason experience.
It's no surprise Hossa leads that category for a Hawks team with a ton of games played in the postseason on their current roster.
So, does experience make a difference in your opinion? Let us know by tweeting us @BarDown.