5 – Montreal Canadiens
The Montreal Canadiens opened the season with a shocking performance in a 6-5 shootout loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs. They then won their home-opener vs. the Chicago Blackhawks, so there have been some good vibes early on for the Habs.
4 – Detroit Red Wings
The Detroit Red Wings split their season-openers this past week, losing their first road game of the year to the New Jersey Devils before they put up six goals on the Lightning. With nine goals for, the Wings sit at eighth in the league, but the eight goals against may foreshadow a cause for concern.
3 – Ottawa Senators
The debate raged on between whether the Buffalo Sabres, Red Wings, or Ottawa Senators would threaten to break the plane and return to the playoffs. Right now, the Sens are your front-runners, reeling off two convincing wins following a 5-3 loss in their season-opener.