Sept 19, 2013; Ottawa, ON, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs centre Dave Bolland (63) and Ottawa Senators defenseman Fredrik Claesson (49) in the first period at the Canadian Tire Centre. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports
20. The Toronto Maple Leafs 3-0: The Leafs are 3-0 and in first place in the Atlantic division. Two words: Smoke and mirrors! This did have the top play on sportscenter last night.
19. Carolina Hurricanes 1-0-1: Cam Ward was number one on the sportscenter top 10 but not for the right reason. He was the victim of a sweet spinorama last night.
18. Phoenix Coyotes: 1-1: The Coyotes are right where they want to be in the middle of the pack. Can Mike Smith play at a high level?
17. New York Islanders 1-1: John Tavares and the Islanders are playing well out of the gate. This could be a team on the rise. Can the misfit toys continue to play well
16. The Dallas Stars 1-1: The Stars dropped the first game of the season and rebounded with a victory over the Caps. Will the offseason moves pay off in the long run?
15. New Jersey Devils 0-1-1: Martin Broduer proved that he can still play at a high level in the net. The victories will come but how many will come?
14. Minnesota Wild 0-0-2 : Minnesota had suffered two overtime losses, however, they played extremely well in both games. The Wild should have beaten the Kings. They could be a dangerous team.
13. Anaheim Ducks 1-1: The Ducks are 1-1 but a -4 in scoring differential. Perhaps the Ducks should call Coach Bombay and employ the flying V? They need to improve their scoring differential.
12. New York Rangers 0-1 : The Rangers fans are in panic mode. We are not, it was one game. It is not time to be chanting “WE WANT TORTS”!
11. Ottawa Senators 1-0-1: The Senators are not missing Aflie like some had envision after one week. We shall if they miss Alfie over the course of the season.