1. Minnesota Off To Best Start
The Minnesota Wild are officially off to the best start in franchise history with a record of 11-4-2 in the first seventeen games.
With yesterday’s 3-2 win over St. Louis the Wild have won three games in a row, and are now 8-2-0 in their last ten games.
Minnesota also has not lost a home game in regulation this season with a home record of 5-0-2.
The Wild will host the defending Stanley Cup Champions Washington Capitals Tuesday night as they look to make it four straight wins.
2. Nashville Is Currently The Best Team
Nashville currently sits first in the league at 13-3-0, and have now won five games in a row after an incredible come from behind win at Dallas.
The Predators also have the best goal differential in the league of 21.
On top of this Nashville is 8-0-0 on the road, and 8-2-0 in their last ten games.
With Pekka Rinne off to another solid season with a goals against average of 1.55, and a save percentage of .949, the Predators lead the league in goals against per game with 2.19.
Nashville will take on Anaheim tonight as they look to win six straight games, and stay undefeated on the road.
3. Bergeron, Pastrnak, Marchand Best Line In NHL
After a 5-1 win over Toronto, and a 4-1 win over Vegas this weekend, Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak, and Brad Marchand continued to show why they are the best line in the league.
David Pastrnak recorded a hat-trick and an assist in the 5-1 win over Toronto, along with a goal and an assist in yesterday’s win over Vegas to bring his season totals to 16 goals, and 7 assists.
Brad Marchand recorded two assists in the Toronto win, and a goal in yesterday’s 4-1 win to bring his season totals to 6 goals, and 14 assists.
Patrice Bergeron recorded a goal, and two assists against Toronto, and also recorded an assist in yesterday’s game to bring his season totals to 9 goals, and 16 assists.
This one line so far this year has a total of 68 points.
The Bruins travel to take on Colorado Wednesday night in what will be a great battle between two of the leagues best lines.
4. Florida May Be Finding Groove
After missing the Playoffs by one point last season, many people expected this Panthers team to be off to a strong start.
However, Florida quickly found themselves last in the Atlantic.
Although they still are last in the division, Florida is three games behind the rest of the teams, and have now won four games in a row.
These wins include a 4-2 win over Winnipeg, a 4-1 win over Edmonton, a 4-2 win over the New York Islanders, and a 5-1 win over Ottawa.
This team has the talent to be considered a Playoff team, however they will have to continue to win as they take on Philadelphia tomorrow night.
5. Joel Quenneville Firing Ends Chicago’s Hopes
Earlier this week the Chicago Black Hawks decided to fire their Head Coach.
Their Head Coach Joel Quenneville that they won three Stanley Cups with in 2010, 2013, and 2015.
Since this, Chicago has lost two games, a 4-3 loss to Carolina, and a 4-0 shutout loss to the Flyers.
Patrick Kane leads the team with 12 goals, and 9 assists, however only recorded a goal and an assist in the Carolina game, and had a plus-minus rating of -3 in yesterday’s loss to Philadelphia.
In my opinion the season was not lost with Quenneville, however I feel with such a drastic change to this organization in the middle of the season has completely ended this team’s hopes this season.
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