They should just change the point system. Make regulation wins worth 3 points. Overtime worth 2. Shootout worth 1. That would change the way games are played. It would also separate the pack. There should be more emphasis on playing to win. You also wouldn't need the whole ROW to determine tiebreaks.
Agreed 100%...but the NHL will likely not go this as because the lower points keeps the playoff races tighter & going al the way until the final week of the season. Notwithstanding the Devils of the past few years !