DEVILS The New Jersey Devils are off to a solid start this season, looking to keep up the momentum after falling to Carolina in the second round of the playoffs last year. After playing six of their first eight games at home, the Devils will be two games into a four-game, all-Central Division road trip when they visit the Blues on Friday night.
Jack Hughes has been the top story in New Jersey so far, the 22-year-old forward starting the year as the NHL’s leading scorer. His 20 points and 15 assists lead all skaters, contributing to the Devils boasting the No. 2 offense in the League at 4.33 goals per game.
New Jersey’s power play has also been a strong suit, their 14-goal, 42.4 percent power-play numbers both leading the League.
Timo Meier and Tyler Toffoli, both acquired by New Jersey in the last calendar year, have seen early success at seven and 10 points, respectively.
The Devils will head to Enterprise Center on the second night of a back-to-back, after beating the Wild 5-3 in Minnesota on Thursday night. New Jersey scored three power-play goals, getting out to a 3-0 lead before holding on for the win.
They visit the Blues with a record of 6-2-1, worth 13 points and second place in the Metropolitan Division.