A few weeks into the 2013 NHL season, the shortened 48-game schedule has opened the door for some pretty interesting feats. Some players—Patrick Marleau, Craig Anderson and Sami Salo being but a few names—won’t maintain their stellar pace throughout the season.
Some players will naturally cool off while others won’t be able to keep pace because of their age.
Some goaltenders off to a hot start will likely see their numbers drop as the wear and tear of a condensed schedule catches up with them.
They've captivated the hockey world early on, but here are five players off to a hot start that are guaranteed to fade.