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Mike Ribeiro, C, Washington Capitals
Ribeiro is near the top in the league with 28 points and has helped a resurgence in Washington that could very well lead them back to the postseason.
Chris Kunitz, LW, Pittsburgh Penguins
It's always nice to have the leading assist man in the NHL playing on your line, but Kunitz has lit the lamp 14 times so far in 2013, to go along with 17 assists. Oh yeah, don't forget about the plus-17.
Eric Staal, C, Carolina Hurricanes
If Staal's 28 points weren't impressive enough, the Hurricanes captain leads the league with a plus-17 plus-minus rating.
Niklas Kronwall, D, Detroit Red Wings
If anyone could partially fill Nick Lidstrom's skates, Kronwall was going to have to be the guy. He has filled in nicely with 18 points thus far in 2013, good enough for second place among defensemen.
P.K. Subban, D, Montreal Canadiens
Subban missed the first six games of the season due to contract negotiations gone bad. Since his return, Subban has tallied six goals and nine assists, leading the Montreal Canadiens to the best record in the Eastern Conference.
Ray Emery, G, Chicago Blackhawks
When your backup goalie is 10-0-0 and holds the NHL record for most consecutive wins in net to start a season, you know things are going well for your team.
Jonathan Huberdeau, C, Florida Panthers
When your team is the worst in the NHL and you have 10-11 guys on the injured list, it is impressive to score 11 goals and lead your team.
Most Disappointing Player
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C, Edmonton Oilers
Through 22 games in 2013, the 2012 No. 1 overall pick has only tallied one goal and seven assists. Needless to say, Nugent-Hopkins needs to elevate his game.