Take in these stats.
Defenseman Mark Streit leads the team in points with seven in 10 games. Defenseman Luke Schenn has more goals, one, and more points, four, than Jake Voracek -- no goals and three points -- and Schenn has been a healthy scratch for four games. Expected secondary scorers are among the top point contenders leading the team after 10 games: Brayden Schenn (six), Sam Gagner (five), and R.J. Umberger, Scott Laughton, and Luke Schenn (four).
Team leaders, Claude Giroux (five), Wayne Simmonds (five), Jake Voracek (three) and Michael Raffl (one) were to be considerably higher at this point in the season.
Last season, the month of October finished with a record of 4-4-2. This season, October appears to be a repeat of events, again with a record of 4-4-2.