Doesn't it feel like the season just started? It does to a lot of us here at NHL.com. But, believe it or not, the 2011-12 season reached the halfway mark Monday, so it's time to take a look at what's gone on in the first three-plus months of the season.
Here's a look at the first half, by the numbers (all stats through Monday's games):
-- Shootout losses by Colorado, which has won all seven tiebreakers it has been involved in. Avs goaltender Semyon Varlamov
has six of the seven wins, the most by any goaltender.
-- Position in the overall standings held by the New York Rangers
at the halfway mark of the season. The Rangers are off to their best start since 1993-94, the last time they won the Stanley Cup.