It was a combination that was thrown together near the end of the Chicago Blackhawks’ run, and it proved to be a successful bunch.

Brandon Saad, Andrew Shaw and Patrick Kane clicked instantly when coach Joel Quenneville put them together entering Game 5 of the Western Conference Final. After racking up points in that first game, Quenneville said it could be a combination for some time.

It appears that’ll carry over to next season.

The Saad-Shaw-Kane line that ended the season together could start 2014-15 together. That’s always said knowing full well that, as soon as the line goes quiet, it’ll be separated. But if the chemistry the three had recently is any indication of what could be, it’s a good sign.

Keeping that line together is fine with Shaw.

“Who wouldn’t (be OK with it)? They’re both great players, both easy to play with, so I look forward and I’m exited to start the season with them next year,” he said on Tuesday.

The line was a great blend of play making from Kane and blue-collar work from Shaw and Saad. Shaw’s a good center option for Kane because he gets the gist of it: get the puck to Kane as quickly as possible and do what you do best.