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The Noon Number: Metro Muscle

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A look at how the Metro rules all

Columbus Blue Jackets v Washington Capitals Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

5 - Number of teams in the Metropolitan Division with a positive goal differential, the only division in the NHL that can claim that. Not only have the Islanders, Capitals, Hurricanes, Penguins, and Blue Jackets all scored more goals than they’ve given up so far this season, but all five are also in double-digit positives (and all rank among the League’s top 12 in goal differential overall). For some context, the fifth-best goal differential in any other division is -7 (Dallas, in the Central Division).