Math aside, the Buffalo Sabres don't have anything to play for in terms of a playoff berth this season. But they could take a modicum of pride in snapping one of the longest winning streaks in NHL history.
The Sabres will face a Pittsburgh Penguins team that has won 15 straight games, which is tied for the second longest streak in NHL history.
The Penguins need two more wins to equal the record which, ironically, is held by the same franchise. The 1992-93 Penguins won 17 games in a row.
This group of Pens has already made NHL history by going 15-0 in March, becoming the first team to record a perfect month in which 10 games or more were played.
They've won in different ways in this stretch.
Pittsburgh's offense led the way at the start, scoring 27 goals in the first five games and then the defense kicked in. Opponents have been held to two or fewer goals in the last 11 games, the last three of which have been shutouts, over Montreal, Winnipeg and the New York Islanders.
Their shutout streak is at 208 minutes and 24 seconds which is the longest in franchise history.
Twelve of the Penguins 15 wins have come in regulation, two were in overtime and one came via the shootout.
Pittsburgh has recorded six wins against fellow Atlantic Division teams, six over teams from the Northeast and three against the Southeast.
Sidney Crosby, who is sidelined by a broken jaw, had 25 points in the 15 wins. Line mate Chris Kunitz has 11 goals and 20 points. Pascal Dupuis, the third member of the top line, is plus 19 in the streak.
The Penguins have come from behind for a victory nine times and on four occasions, the victory came when they trailed after two periods.
You have to go back to February 28th to find the last time Pittsburgh suffered a loss, a 4-1 setback at Carolina.
In addition to the overall win streak, Pittsburgh's won 11 straight on home ice.