January 23, 2013 3:56 PM | By Daniel Nugent-Bowman, MSN Sports
Unexpected performances in the early season

There's already plenty to talk about in the NHL's season — these are the most surprising player performances in the early going



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The 2013 NHL season is still young — very young — but already there have been some surprising moments on the ice. Rookies are making their mark, grizzled veterans are racking up the points and goaltenders are putting up uncharacteristic results. Sure, the sample size is small and thing can (and will) change, but there is plenty to talk about so far. These are the most unexpected performances in the early going.

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