As we approach the 10 game mark of the NHL’s shortened 48 game season, the early games have yielded some very surprising results. The Sharks, Bruins and Blackhawks are all off to hot starts, but so too are the surprising Montreal Canadiens, Tampa Bay Lightning, St. Louis Blues and New York Islanders. Equally surprising is the fact that teams like th Washington Capitals, Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers all find themselves sitting outside of a playoff spot! While early still, rookies, goaltenders and those who managed to stay in shape during the lockout are defining what has been an exciting start to the year. Unsure if this will be the result 10 games from now, there’s no denying that its exciting to have hockey back!