We know who the Chicago Blackhawks will be rooting for later this Sunday afternoon when the Minnesota Wild take on the Dallas Stars, but who will you be rooting for, hockey fan without any particular rooting interest in this matchup?
Should the Stars win in regulation or overtime, they'll make the postseason over the defending Cup champion Blackhawks, but should the Wild win or should the game reach the shootout, Chicago will back their way into the postseason.
We're here to help you decide who you want to root for in this game, which has been picked up for national viewing on NHL Network at 6 p.m. Eastern.
are a Predators, Canucks, Sharks or Flyers fan.... and you're still bitter about your team losing to the Blackhawks in the 2010 postseason. You also surely don't want that matchup again in the 2011 postseason. Go Stars.
drink Amstel Light... and the only reason you enjoy Amstel Light is because of that song in the commercials. Go Wild.
are a diehard Marty Turco fan... and this whole thing is just awkward.
are a Pacific Division elitist... and you want to brag about your entire division qualifying for the postseason, something that hasn't happened since the NHL changed to the current divisional format. Go Stars.
are a hater of the Vancouver Canucks... and the thought of a Blackhawks vs. Canucks series makes you giddy with delight. Go Wild.
hate Chicago (aka you're from Detroit, St. Louis, Wisconsin or any other number of locales)... and Go Stars.
are a fan of the Atlanta Thrashers... and by proxy, it's somehow like your team is fighting for its playoff lives. Or something. Go Wild.
More? Drop 'em in the comments.