Just before Andrew Raycroft went down with a groin injury, I was thinking about how the guy has won me over. He looked very sharp against his old club and we were coasting to our third win in a row. I'm digging Raycroft's play for the blue and white and I predicted the exact opposite.
I also predicted we wouldn't score many goals, and so far I'm way wrong about that as well. We've scored at least four goals in six of seven games, and last night we did it without our captain. Apparently, I don't know what I'm talking about. It's early yet, but things look good after eighteen games.
What's deceiving is checking out where we stand in the division. We're only two points back of the 12-1-1 Sabres, which sounds awesome, but we've played 18 games whereas the Sabres have only played 14. Montreal and Ottawa have only played 14 as well and the Bruins are at 13. Read the fine print.
Current Record Last GamesSeason Leaders10-5-3
2nd in Northeast6-4 Win vs. Boston
4-1 Win vs. Philadelphia
4-1 Win vs. BuffaloM. Sundin - 19
D. Tucker - 17
A. Ponikarovsky - 15