The Canadiens suffered their first two losses of the season, but still look better than rising challengers the Bruins and Kings.
With a win Monday night in Chicago, the Kings might have knocked the Canadiens out of the top spot. Instead, Montreal maintains the high ground it’s held since the start of the season. Even after a pair of losses, there’s no denying that the Habs are the class of the field, averaging 3.85 goals-for and 1.85 goals-against for a staggering 2.00 goal differential. Their closest competitors? Washington at 1.10 and the Rangers at 1.00.
Biggest jump: Boston Bruins (21 to 9)
Biggest drop: Arizona Coyotes (16 to 23)