The 2013-14 NHL season is off to an interesting start.
At both the top and bottom of the standings in the early going, we're seeing an intriguing mix of the usual suspects nudging up next to some unexpected names.
Among the league leaders, a few teams look like they're well positioned to sustain their hot starts. For others, the good times they're enjoying in October will prove to be fleeting.
Here are the five teams near the top of the current NHL standings who are most likely to see a dip in their results during the weeks and months to come.