October NHL News, Standings and Opinion (Wednesday 10/26)


The NHL season is in full swing. With history being made last night in San Jose and some surprising performances from different teams in the league thus far, the NHL standings might surprise some at this point.

October NHL Standings, News and Opinion (Wednesday, 10/26)

Eastern Conference


Boston Bruins 6-1-0 | 12 Points
Florida Panthers 4-2-1 | 9 Points
Ottawa Senators 4-2-0 | 8 Points
Buffalo Sabres 4-2-0 | 8 Points
Detroit Red Wings 3-1-2 | 8 Points
Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3-0 | 8 Points
Tampa Bay Lightning 3-4-0 | 6 Points
Montreal Canadiens 3-4-0 | 6 Points

The Atlantic Division has some of the top teams in the league and their two best are sitting near the bottom of the standings in Toronto and Tampa Bay. Making the playoffs from this division is going to be tougher than in past years that is for sure.


Carolina Hurricanes 4-1-1 | 9 Points
Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2-1 | 9 Points
Philadelphia Flyers 4-2-0 | 8 Points
Washington Capitals 4-3-0 | 8 Points
New Jersey Devils 4-3-0 | 8 Points
New York Rangers 3-2-2 | 8 Points
Columbus Blue Jackets 3-5-0 | 6 Points
New York Islanders 2-4-0 | 4 Points

The Metropolitan is another really good division right now, minus arguably the bottom two teams. The Flyers starting off the year hot was fun to watch, but now with mounting injuries, it will be interesting to see how they do on the ice.

Western Conference

Dallas Stars 4-2-1 | 9 Points
Colorado Avalanche 4-2-1 | 9 Points
Chicago Blackhawks 4-2-0 | 8 Points
St. Louis Blues 3-1-0 | 6 Points
Winnipeg Jets 3-3-0 | 6 Points
Minnesota Wild 2-3-1 | 5 Points
Nashville Predators 2-4-1 | 5 Points
Arizona Coyotes 2-4-0 | 4 Points

The Dallas Stars are tied with the Colorado Avalanche for the top spot in the Central Division. Yet, many still do not know whether or not this team is the real deal, I cannot wait to watch how they continue to play this season.


Vegas Golden Knights 6-2-0 | 12 Points
Calgary Flames 5-1-0 | 10 Points
Seattle Kraken 3-3-2 | 8 Points
Los Angeles Kings 4-4-0 | 8 Points
Edmonton Oilers 3-3-0 | 6 Points
San Jose Sharks 2-7-0 | 4 Points
Anaheim Ducks 1-4-1 | 3 Points
Vancouver Canucks 0-5-2 | 2 Points

The Vancouver Canucks are struggling right now, their next opportunity to get back in the win columns comes on Thursday when they play the Seattle Kraken on the road. Seattle is another interesting team to watch, thanks to the great play of some of their young players like Matty Beniers.

NHL Point Leaders:

Valeri Nichushkin (COL), David Pastrnak (BOS), Artemi Panarin (NYR) and Jesper Bratt (NJD) all tied with 12 Points

Andrei Svechnikov (CAR), Valeri Nichushkin (COL) and Steven Stamkos (TBL) all tied with 7 goals

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