No. 17: New Jersey Devils
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.