The first month of the season is just the first chapter of the book.
Like any mystery, there will be many twists and turns before the full story is written.
The Colorado Avalanche, for example, may not remain on top in the Central Division by the end of November or certainly by the end of the season.
The same holds for the individual leaders in the NHL's statistical columns. Josh Harding sits atop the NHL's goals-against leaders, but it doesn't seem likely, based on his track record, that he will remain there.
However, the Avs could shock the prognosticators, and so could Harding.
Here's a look at the most impressive statistical performances as the season moves into its second month.