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04-30-2013, 01:50 PM
Join Date: Sep 2007
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NYI played SE teams 11 times in the second half compared to 4 in the first half of the season. Their record against Atlantic and NE teams is 14-15-4. Goal differential in the second half of the season vs. those same teams was -8 in 13 games. They were -7 in 20 games against those teams in the first half, so they really haven't improved, they just played a much, much more favorable schedule recently.
This is really true for a lot of teams and the perceptions of each.
The Rangers finished the season on a tear.. playing the southeast.
The Capitals finished the season on a tear.. playing the southeast.
The Islanders finished the season on a tear.. you get the idea
The Penguins had their tour of the south east too.. during that 15 game win streak. In the case of this short season.. the overall picture is far more accurate IMO.
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