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Trendspotting: Fallout from Dallas Stars' drama, Elias Lindholm's breakout season and more

Welcome to a weekly feature we're doing here, where we try to have some fun with underlying numbers. The plan is to highlight a couple of trends, then dig beneath the surface to get a better sense of what they ultimately mean, what's causing them, and how likely it is that they'll continue moving forward. Think of them as bite-sized deep dives.

Last week we took a look at the potent Lightning offense, Sergei Bobrovsky's unique situation, and the surprisingly competitive Islanders. This week, we investigate what's really going on in Dallas, a member of the Calgary Flames that's been on fire this season, and a potential win-win situation that's brewing for the New York Rangers.