The Buffalo Sabres are off to a dreadful start, with head coach Ted Nolan likening them to a Pee Wee team on Monday. Meanwhile, the Tampa Bay Lightning had themselves a game, that and more in our NHL wraparound.
The Colorado Avalanche have yet to score a goal through their first two games and it won't get easier Monday when they play the Bruins. This early season reality check could be good for this young group.
The Penguins reassigned top prospect Kasperi Kapanen to KalPa of the SM-Liiga in Finland. There was some speculation that he would stick with the NHL team this season, but this move is probably in both parties' best interest.