Analysis

NHL Power Rankings: Eastern Conference Still Crowds Top 10

By George Clifford
Nov 26, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates with teammates on the bench after scoring a goal to tie the game against the New Jersey Devils with fourteen seconds remaining in the third period at the PPG PAINTS Arena. The Pens won 4-3 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 26, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates with teammates on the bench after scoring a goal to tie the game against the New Jersey Devils with fourteen seconds remaining in the third period at the PPG PAINTS Arena. The Pens won 4-3 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /
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Nov 29, 2016; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; New Jersey Devils right wing P.A. Parenteau (11) speaks with Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien (33) prior to the game between the New Jersey Devils and the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 29, 2016; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; New Jersey Devils right wing P.A. Parenteau (11) speaks with Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien (33) prior to the game between the New Jersey Devils and the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 17: New Jersey Devils

Previous: 17th

Season record: 10-7-5 (25 points)

Unbeaten in regulation at home this year, the New Jersey Devils sit in fifth place in the hyper-competitive Metropolitan Division. Losing six of their last seven games, the Devils had earned a point in three straight games, prior to Tuesday’s loss to Winnipeg, to keep pace with the division leaders.

Able to roll four lines, the Devils also have an experienced blue line and two exceptional goalies, starter Cory Schneider and backup Keith Kinkaid. With Taylor Hall coming over from Edmonton, the Devils have added an elite goal scorer to team with point leaders Travis Zajac and Michael Cammalleri. Look for the Devils to make the playoffs this year.

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