The NHL revamped its rule book last summer in an effort to increase scoring and liven up games that too often looked as if they were being played on sand, not ice. So far, the attempt has failed: Through Sunday, leaguewide scoring had fallen, from 5.37 goals per game to 5.24. Thirteen teams, however, had scored more goals this season, and their increased offense had generally paid off in the standings. Here are the teams that had boosted their goals-per-game (GPG) averages the most and how much they had raised their winning percentages.
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