The first week of the NHL season is finishing up and new storylines are already taking shape.
There have been some surprises with some teams and individual players as everyone continues to figure out how they will navigate the compressed schedule. With the number of back-to-back contests that teams will play, conditioning and depth should be important elements of all the top teams.
Let's take a look at the biggest takeaways from the first week of the 2013-14 NHL season.
All stats, unless otherwise noted, can be found on NHL.com.