We're far enough into the season not to use the "it's early" excuse, but there still some players and teams that have every reason to expect things will get better.
Journeyman goaltender Cam Talbot has quickly found a place in L.A. with the Kings, playing a vital role in the team's fast start to the season.
Chris Morgan offers up plenty of options for your Sunday lineups.
The Flyers showed plenty of toughness Saturday night in picking up their first comeback of the season with a 4-3 shootout win over the Penguins.
Ilya Sorokin stopped 43 shots and Julien Gauthier scored early in the third period as the Islanders beat the Florida Panthers 4-3 on Saturday.