Last year I recall that the stat for the first post bye-week game for the league was like a 75% loss ratio...

Here's a story from February 2017:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...221-story.html

With the Flames having won 6 games in a row now after tonight, the Kings' cushy point gap is now gone (albeit with 2 games in hand).

I guess we'll see tomorrow whether the bye-returning teams suck again.