Edmonton is on a roll while Detroit and Colorado have fallen back to earth.
Buffalo is a top-10 team in offense, defense, power play and penalty kill, but have lost three of their last four.
Florida is in the bottom half of the league in everything but power play and have won three of their last four.
Fans in Montreal can take solace in their team’s three wins to finish up October.
On the opposite coast Los Angeles and San Jose may not have gotten off to the starts they wanted, but the Kings have dominated the division-leading Stars and the Sharks have won fight-straight on the road.
The NHL is full of surprises right now.
The following are all 30 NHL teams ranked on recent performance.