Stats are a funny thing. Depending on expectations, the most surprising numbers from an NHL season that is past the halfway point can be shockingly good or unexpectedly bad.
There is a mix of both on this list, with some star players performing well under their career marks and some young stars in the making raising eyebrows with their impressive numbers.There have been great strides made by some teams in the standings, and brutal numbers put up by other groups that are leading to disappointing starts.
Some of these stats are advanced, while others are as simple as the old plus/minus rating.
There are plenty more statistics that could be pored through and analyzed, so feel free to add your own in the comments below as well.
Here is our offering for the most surprising of the season so far.
All statistics are via NHL.com.