The Caps and Rangers meet for the first time this season on Friday night at Capital One Arena. Both teams are coming in hot - both have won four of five, six of seven, and seven of 10. Since the start of November, the Capitals are 12-5-0 while the Rangers are 11-3-0.
"They're a good team and we've had our battles with them in the past," says Caps defenseman Matt Niskanen. "I think everyone is looking forward to keeping up our quality of play, and if we do, we have a real good shot at beating them."