Try these on for size:
Ryan Callahan: 16 points in 17 games.
Brandon Dubinsky: 17 in 18.
5-1-1 in one-goal games.
9-3-1 when scoring first.
8-1-1 when leading after 1
8-0-0 when leading after 2
7-1-1 when outshot
5-3 in November
2-1 in OT
No shootouts yet...
Some of the above show the value in getting a lead, and the critical ability to hold it.
After 18 games last season? 11-7. But that included a 7-game winning streak. Your Blueshirts were 2-4 going into No. 19. Different feel.
Fantasy: If playoffs started today, Rangers (4) would play Pens (5)....
Of course, that's just sayin', there's a long, rugged road ahead, but....