A couple more schedule notes-- these courtesy of http://www.ontheforecheck.com/2012/6/21/3105520/nhl-super-schedule-travel-miles-team
He has computed that the Isles will travel 30,072 miles this season -- the 2nd fewest in the NHL. The league wide average is 39,792. (Philadelphia is the lowest --27,541)
The Isles will play 16 back-to-backs, tied with several teams, including NJ for the league lead. The leaguewide average is 13.4.
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