We're about 20 games into the NHL's marathon regular season. Yeah, I realize that not all the clubs have reached that mark, but those who haven't are pretty darn close. Through Monday night's action, the surprising Islanders have played the fewest games (17), while the disappointing Panthers have played the most (22).
I figure we have enough games in the can to take an early look at some team statistics. I think some of these stats do give us an idea of where things might be going. Here's a look at a few categories: