With the first quarter of the 2013-14 season complete, NHL.com looks at some of its biggest storylines and award contenders.
One is a veteran player who has already scored twice as many goals as he had all last season. Two are goaltenders who have made the most of their chance to play -- one with the team he's been with for years, the other with a new club. Two others are highly drafted forwards who have taken their play to a higher level, one with the team he rooted for as a kid, the other in a new home after being cast off by a Stanley Cup contender.
What do they have in common? All five have had breakout performances in the season's first quarter: