Most teams have eclipsed the 20 games played mark and have the first quarter of the season in their rear view mirror. Some teams have had a better first 20 than others, but every team has something they should be thankful.
So, in the spirit of Thanksgiving here is a team-by-team look at what each team should be thankful for at this point of the season.
Anaheim Ducks: Teemu Selanne continues to forget that he is 41-years-old, scoring seven goals and recording 12 helpers for 19 points in 21 game played.
Boston Bruins: The Bruins have rebounded from their 3-7 start, and have won ten in a row.
Buffalo Sabres: With Ryan Miller's shaky start, back up goaltender, Jhonas Enrtoh, has performed great, posting a .931 save percentage and 2.06 goals against average.
Calgary Flames: Sure Jarome Iginla and Brent Sutter might be feuding, but hey Iginla scored last game, his first in three games, that should calm things. Right?
Columbus Blue Jackets: Mmmmmmm, ugh, well they won back-to-back games and had a shot to make it three straight when they took the Devils to a shootout last night.
Dallas Stars: The stars have gone 13-8 in their first 21 games played and have most thinking, Brad Richards who?
Detroit Red Wings: Captain, Nicklas Lidstrom, will be wearing a Red Wings sweater for at least 62 more games.
Edmonton Oilers: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has grabbed eight points in his last three games and 22 points in 21 games.
Florida Panthers: The Panthers are on a three game win streak and are number one in the Southeast Division with 27 points.
Los Angeles:Kings: Anze Kopitar has picked up where he left of last season notching 24 points in 22 games played.
Minnesota Wild: At the 21 game mark, the Wild find themselves atop the NHL with a 13-5-3 record and 29 points.
Montreal Canadiens: Hey the NHL just launched the French version of NHL.com. French Canadians rejoice!
Nashville Predators: The Preds have star goaltender Pekka Rinne locked up for the next seven years.
New Jersey Devils: Travis Zajac is close to returning, and Martin Brodeur can still make saves like the one below.
New York Islanders: There is not one player on the active roster with a positive plus/minus, oh wait. Mmmmm John Tavares has 16 points in 19 games!
New York Rangers: Ryan Callahan, the Rangers' captain, leads all Rangers forwards with 24 blocked shots, and is second on the team with 49 hits. Is there a harder worker on the Rangers?