With the Nashville Predators winning ten of their last twelve games the All-Star break may not be coming at the ideal time.
The Predators sit fifth in the conference and are just one point back of the fourth place St. Louis Blues.
"When you're playing that well you want to keep playing," said Nashville's Mike Fisher. "At the same time it's nice to get a break and refresh to get ready for the last 32 games."
Fisher has been playing some of his best hockey of late with 13 points in his last 12 games. The 13 points are the most Fisher has recorded in one calendar month since he set a career high with 15 points (in 14 games) for Ottawa in January 2008.
Fisher has a chance to tie that record as the Predators play the Minnesota Wild January 31st.
"It's been really fun," said Fisher. "I've played much better last month. I'm playing with some really good players and it helps that I've been staying healthy."
While Fisher has been playing well, he's not alone. The Predators have a number of players posting solid numbers leading to the team's recent success and Fisher believes there's still more to come.
"We have a lot of depth in the line-up, defensively we've been good and Pekka has been outstanding," added Fisher. "All these things add up for a real confident team.
"We're looking forward to making a big push down the stretch and going deep into the playoffs."