No. 2: New York Rangers
Season record: 14-5-1
This team can fill the net. And any team that has Henrik Lundqvist behind a potent scoring attack is one to be feared. The 29 points and plus-34 goal differential speak to that.
Kevin Hayes and J.T. Miller aren’t necessarily what you’d call known commodities, but they both have a team-best 18 points. But it gets ridiculous after that. A whopping 12 guys already have 10 or more points — in addition to Hayes and Miller. There are some teams that hardly have four!
Can they sustain this? Maybe not. But Lundqvist is still among the world’s best when healthy. His .918/2.27 line actually isn’t that great for him, meaning this team can be even scarier.