The Boston Bruins have lost their last three games to Tampa, Florida, and Carolina.
Toronto Maple Leafs will be without Auston Matthews for a couple of weeks.
The Leafs hold the second spot in the Atlantic Division and the third in the Eastern Conference.
The Bruins will need to show resilience to overcome fatigue, a factor in their recent poor performances.
The team's suddenly powerless power play has been a deficiency in their recent games.
The Bruins need 19 points to reach the 100-point mark and secure the top spot.
The All-Star break begins after the All-Star Game weekend, giving the Bruins time to recover.
David Pastrnak will represent the Bruins at the All-Star Game and Jim Montgomery will be the head coach.
The 70th Annual Beanpot, hosted by Dunkin', will take place during the NHL break.
Matt Grzelcyk and his father, John Grzelcyk, have been selected for induction into the 2023 Beanpot Hall of Fame.