Metro Monday: A Look Around the Division

1. Pittsburgh Penguins, 2-0-0, 4 Points, +6 GD

The Penguins got their season off to a flying start with two wins against the Devils and Sabres, allowing only one goal over the two games… Marc Andre Fleury worked both games and started the season off with 115:06 of shutout hockey… Sidney Crosby, Craig Adams and Chuck Kobasew have two goals a piece…

2. Carolina Hurricanes, 1-0-1, 3 Points, Even

Veteran forward Radek Dvorak signed a one-year deal with the team on October 2nd and he immediately paid dividends by scoring the winning goal on Sunday against Philly and has two of the team’s four goals… Cam Ward and Anton Khudobin split the starts…

3. New York Islanders, 1-0-1, 3 Points, Even

The Islanders opened the season with two shootouts; a win in New Jersey and a loss at home to Columbus… Michael Grabner had three points against the Devils… John Tavares had two assists against Columbus…

4. Columbus Blue Jackets, 1-1-0, 2 Points, Even

Lumbus lost their home opener to Calgary on Friday night 4-3 and beat the Islanders in a shootout Saturday, coming back from a 0-2 deficit… Five different players have scored for the Blue Jackets thus far…

5. Washington Capitals, 1-2-0, 2 Points, -2 GD

Alex Ovechkin opened the season with a roaring start with four goals and six points in three games… New addition Mikhail Grabovski had a hat trick in a season opening loss in Chicago… Braden Hotlby started all three games for Washington and has a .848 save percentage, getting yanked once…

6. New Jersey Devils, 0-1-1, 1 Point, -4 GD

The Devils lost their home opener to the Islanders in a shootout and got shutout in the season opener against Pittsburgh the prior night… Marty Brodeur and Corey Schneider split the starts… Camp invitee Damien Brunner has two goals…

7. New York Rangers, 0-1-0, 0 Points, -3 GD

New York opened the season in Phoenix with a 4-1 loss… Marc Staal had the only goal… Ryan Callahan is expected to return next week…

8. Philadelphia Flyers, 0-3-0, 0 Points, -6 GD

The Flyers have only three goals in three games… And their beat reporters are starting to get cranky pretty early, even with Ilya Bryzgalov in the ECHL… And just this morning the Flyers canned coach Peter Laviolette…