It seems like just yesterday the first puck was dropped for the 2010-11 season. That was Oct. 7 – and three months later, we're just about to reach the halfway point of the season; it officially arrives Saturday.
Here's a look at some of the numbers that stood out during what has been a memorable first half of the 2010-11 season:
0 – Division leaders at the halfway mark last season who are on top again this season. In the East, Pittsburgh, Boston and Tampa Bay have replaced New Jersey, Buffalo and Washington. In the West, Detroit, Vancouver and Dallas are on top, replacing Chicago, Colorado and San Jose.
1 – Games in which no goals were scored during regulation and overtime. The Buffalo Sabres and Ottawa Senators matched zeroes though 65 minutes on Dec. 4. Buffalo's Thomas Vanek got the lone goal in the tie-breaker to give the Sabres the 1-0 win.