Tyler Myers

What we learned last week in the NHL

What we learned last week in the NHL

Lessons we learned from the last week of play in the NHL.

Bucking a trend

While most teams have settled into a low-scoring mode, the New York Rangers have ramped up their offense. They’ve won their last five games and scored at least five goals in each, giving them the league lead with 55 in 13 games. That’s an average of 4.23 goals a game through Sunday.

They’ve outscored their opponents, 26-8, during their winning streak. Michael Grabner leads with seven goals; rookie Jimmy Vesey, Kevin Hayes, Rick Nash and Mats Zuccarello each have scored six.

Also hot: the Chicago Blackhawks, winners of six in a row, fueled by Artem Anisimov’s 11-game...