If you’re going to a game at the Rogers Centre, and you’re watching a lot of hockey, you might have noticed the lines have been getting more busy.
The teams that are using the same number of players are the ones who are winning, but not necessarily the ones with the highest-scoring lines.
In fact, it’s not just the lines that are getting more crowded, it also appears that the lines for the two playoff teams are getting closer together.
In the past, teams with a large amount of talent, like the Blackhawks and Capitals, would often play close to each other to get a feel for how much better they were.
The difference now is that the players have been playing together, so it’s less of an issue.
The teams that have been more successful, the Flyers and Oilers, have used a smaller number of lines than in the past.
The Flyers, who have won five of their past six, have been on pace for a top-10 goal differential, while the Oilers have scored just over the cap, according to Hockey Reference.
The difference in the numbers between the top and bottom of the NHL is noticeable.
In the last seven seasons, the teams with the biggest goal differential have won four Stanley Cups.
In those seven seasons only the Devils have won the Stanley Cup.
This year, the Kings and Rangers are both looking to make it five straight, while last season’s Flyers were a disappointing third in the Eastern Conference.
The Capitals, on the other hand, have a shot at winning the Cup for the first time since 2008.
In general, the lines seem to be more in line with each other now.
The Kings have the second-best goal differential (plus-8) of the two teams.
The Rangers have the third-best, the Oilers fourth.
The Kings have a more balanced power play and a more accurate forecheck than the Flyers.
The Oilers are also better in front of the net than the Devils, while there’s more room in the top of the circle.
It’s the best thing to happen to the NHL this season.
If the Kings can continue to use their strong power play, their goaltending, and their defense, they will be a force to be reckoned with in the Western Conference this season, and the playoffs, at the very least.