You take that number, add in the five hundred plus man games lost to injury and that's the 2008-09 New York Islanders story.
Islanders win fifteen of those thirty one games on one of the lowest scoring teams in the NHL they are tied for eighth place with eighty nine points.
All about survival skills in games to avoid regulation losses and gain points. Colorado for their season has only two overtime losses all season which may be the worst survival skills to force overtime and lose since this format was adopted.
Of course Colorado won more in regulation.