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The NHL’s Christmas break is over and now we begin the quick one month sprint until the next break for all 31 teams — the All-Star Game in Tampa in late January.
Teams will begin having their bye weeks in January, so there will be plenty of rest time for players over the next month, which is good because bad hockey is baaaaad, while good hockey can be oh so good.
The Capitals and Rangers resume action on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden separated by four points in the crazy Metropolitan Division. Points are always important, but especially so after Christmas and even moreso in that division this season when a win could help you jump from out of the playoffs into a postseason spot.
After dropping their last two road games to the struggling Arizona Coyotes and red-hot Vegas Golden Knights, the Washington Capitals (22-13-2) will look to rebound in a division match-up against the New York Rangers (19-13-2) at Madison Square Garden. The top 5 teams of the Metropolitan Division are separated by only five points and both units will be looking for a win as they fight for a playoff spot.
Since the beginning of the season, Rangers fans have been calling for the firing of head coach Alain Vigneault who has been with the team since 2013. Vigneault has received a lot of criticism for what many view as his poor decision making and mishandling of star players including center Mike Zibanejad and defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk. Zibanejad, having just recently returned to the ice following a concussion, was limited to one shift in the third period as coach Vigneault continued his routine of shifting lines throughout the game. Zibanejads’ limited ice time comes just days after first-year Ranger Kevin Shattenkirk was sat for the final 7:28 in their 4-3 shootout loss to the New Jersey Devils.