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NHL rookie rankings: Two-player race for the top spot?
Matty Beniers continues to excel for the red-hot Kraken. But can Vegas' Logan Thompson make it a race for the Calder? How do the best NHL rookies stack up?
Ottawa hosts Los Angeles after Giroux's 2-goal game
Los Angeles Kings (13-10-4, third in the Pacific Division) vs. Ottawa Senators (10-13-1, eighth in the Atlantic Division)
Blackhawks face the Metropolitan Division-leading Devils
Chicago Blackhawks (7-12-4, eighth in the Central Division) vs. New Jersey Devils (20-4-1, first in the Metropolitan Division)
Panthers visit the Jets after Verhaeghe's 2-goal game
Florida Panthers (12-9-4, fifth in the Atlantic Division) vs. Winnipeg Jets (15-7-1, second in the Central Division)
Penguins host the Blue Jackets following Kapanen's hat trick
Columbus Blue Jackets (8-13-2, eighth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (13-8-4, fourth in the Metropolitan Division)