One month in the books, and the Presidents' Trophy for October goes to the …
OK, so that's not actually a thing and we won't go there. It's way too early to hand out hardware, but it's not too early to be surprised and intrigued by what's happening in the NHL.
With that in mind, here are 10 surprises, in no particular order, that made October in the NHL intriguing:
OT changes working
This should not necessarily be considered a surprise because it was the intention when the NHL made the changes to the overtime format, but through Friday the percentage of overtime games that extend into a shootout is down from last season.
Here are the numbers: