The Devils defeated the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday night, 3-1.
The Devils were frustrated on Saturday as they were defeated by the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1. The Flyers remain four points behind the Eastern Conference-leading Rangers.
Let’s break down the Devils’ main areas of concern as we head into what figures to be a pivotal summer for Lou Lamoriello and company.
The Devils finished the month of October with a record of 3-8-1. The seven points are the third-lowest total ever in the season’s opening month since the club moved to New Jersey back in 1982.
The Devils will look to escape the clouds of their 2-6-1 start with three games in sunny California as they take on the Sharks, Ducks and Kings.
It’s no secret to anyone who has been following the Devils for the first two weeks of the season that it hasn’t been a pretty start for the red and black.
Martin Brodeur made 29 saves for his 112th career shutout and Jason Arnott had a goal and an assist to lead New Jersey to a 3-0 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night.
The Devils’ rookie head coach, John MacLean, has his team off to its worst start since his rookie season as a player.
Craig Anderson made 41 saves and Chris Stewart had a goal and an assist to lead the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-2 victory over the slumping New Jersey Devils on Friday night.
All is well in Devil-land for at least one day. But I don’t think anyone is ready to make the argument that it’s all peaches from here on out for this team.
The salary-cap hampered New Jersey Devils are heading into the season with an NHL minimum 20-man roster.