Rangers face likely second-half fall-off
Blueshirts lead list of teams unlikely to sustain early success
- Eric Bolte/US PresswireHenrik Lundqvist has been phenomenal, but can he sustain his career-best save percentage?
The New York Rangers sit atop the NHL standings with 62 points through 44 games. It is a very impressive achievement, one that led owner James Dolan to address the media for the first time in years and boast that he feels the team is close to winning the Stanley Cup.
The Rangers certainly are in the Cup hunt, but a look at how they've reached their league-best point total indicates that they might not be able to sustain their streak of success and, in fact, are in line for a second-half slump. And they're not the only ones.
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