There's plenty to like about the start the Tampa Bay Lightning have had to the 2017-18 season.
Through 18 games, the Lightning are 14-2-2 with 30 points, setting a new franchise record for best start to a season.
The Bolts are scoring 3.89 goals per game, tops in the NHL. They're allowing only 2.50 goals per game, third-best in the League. No other NHL team even ranks in the top 10 in both categories.
Tampa Bay leads the League for power-play goals (20). It's power play is ranked second in the League.
But another unit has quietly and methodically gotten better and better as the season's progressed and has become another weapon for an already loaded Lightning team.