The Pittsburgh Penguins have wasted little time putting distance between themselves and the rest of the new Metropolitan Division. Less than three weeks into the season, they've piled up 12 points, tied with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings for the most in the Eastern Conference. Only two teams in their division, the Carolina Hurricanes and New York Islanders, are within eight points of Pittsburgh entering the weekend.
The Penguins play the first of 13 games on Saturday's schedule when they host the Vancouver Canucks (1 p.m. ET, NHLN-US).