Just did a standings check. 3 teams in the division are on pace for 110+ points and Rangers (the last Wild Card) are on pace for 103 points. Is this abnormally high? It seems like it is.
Since The Sabres have been kind enough to abstain from taking points there are plenty to go around.
Seriously though, it's because of all the Shootout/Ot games. More and more points as parity becomes the norm.
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