Dec 28, 2013; Uniondale, NY, USA; New Jersey Devils right wing Jaromir Jagr (68) controls the puck against the New York Islanders during the third period of a game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
19: New Jersey Devils 15-16-8: The Devils were dominated by the Chicago Blackhawks before the Holiday Break. They netted 11 shots on goal in that contest. The Devils did have a prospect play for team USA Stefan Matteau. Matteau netted a goal in the USA victory over Slovakia.
18. Winnipeg Jets 17-18-5: The Jets are an up and down team. They lost 2-1 to Vancouver, then lost 6-2 to the lowly Oilers, they then exploded for 6 goals against the Wild. The Jets travel to Denver to play the Avs’ Sunday. Evander Kane and his mates better bring their A game to Colorado.
17. Toronto Maple Leafs 19-16-5: The Maple Leafs have fallen on hard times, they are 3-5-2 in their last ten games. The Leafs do not want to finish games during regulation, they have played four consecutive shootouts.Jonathan Bernier
need support in front of them.
16. Detroit Red wings 18-13-9, The Wings are scuffling. They are 3-5-2 in their last ten games. The Red Wings haveJimmy Howard
, Johan Frazen,Darren Helm
, andStephen Weiss
dealing with injuries. On a positive note the Winter Classic will be played a great venue. Here is a video on the rink being built: