No. 17: New Jersey Devils
Season record: 9-6-3
Taylor Hall being injured is a serious issue for the Devils. The guy still leads the team in points, and he’s missed four games of the season. Not surprising, New Jersey is also the owner of a three-game losing streak.
The Devils, as usual, are being carried by the goaltending of Cory Schneider. But Keith Kinkaid, the backup, has actually been really good as well. Schneider is holding a .923/2.27 slashline, while Kinkaid is at .931/2.24 in limited action.
At the end of the day, this offseason runs through Hall. And while defense and goaltending wins championships, not scoring can be a pretty noticeable problem, as the Devils are finding out.