By Brad Vandenberk
NBC Wednesday rivalry came to town on Wednesday night for the New York Rangers lone visit to the United Center this season. After coming off a shootout loss on Sunday against the Sharks, the Blackhawks were looking to continue their eastern conference domination. New York also lost their last game in a shootout as well. The excitement was high for this one as the Hawks tied the league for most Olympic athletes sending 10 players to Sochi. Only the Blues and Red Wings are the only other teams that share this honor. The Hawks haven’t necessarily rung in the New Year in style. They are 1-0-2 in 2014. With an Olympic break looming in less than 4 weeks, most players are looking to rest and enjoy the time off.