After 41 games this season, the Devils have been a pleasant surprise. They headed into their week-long break third in the Metropolitan division with 52 points.
They trail the Capitals, 57 points, and the Blue Jackets, 53, while having four games in hand on Columbus and three on Washington. They will make up some of that ground in February, as the team plays 14 games in 28 days.
Forward Kyle Palmieri reflected on the first half of the season, content with how the Devils have performed despite limping into the break on a 0-2-3 slide.
"I think our team has played well," Palmieri said...