Through 14 games of the 2016-17 NHL season, the New York Rangers have enjoyed a dream start. Who, though, has been the most impressive?Forget a dream beginning to the 2016-17 NHL season. It’s been downright exhilarating. Through 14 games, the New York Rangers currently lead the Metropolitan Division with a 10-4 record and 14 points (currently tied with the Pittsburgh Penguins).
The fun part comes when realizing that there’s more than meets the eye with this club.
The Rangers aren’t just winning hockey games. They’re bludgeoning teams.
New York not only leads the NHL with an astounding 4.14 goals per game, it’s crushing the competition with a +24 goal differential. Runner-ups include the Chicago Blackhawks with 3.33 goals a game and the Montreal Canadiens through sporting a +16 differential.
Who, though, is helping the Rangers reach these unexpected heights most? This is the question we — and you, the reader — take on today.
After the first two weeks of play, the answer was easy. Chris Kreider, after his explosive first three games (3G, 7P), would have topped the list. Thanks to his injury, others have zoomed past.
Here are the New York Rangers player power rankings.