The New Jersey Devils (13-15-7) currently sit last in the Metropolitan Division and second land in the Eastern Conference. The Devils have only won once in their last 10 games and have struggled to find consistency at both ends of the ice so far in 2016-17. No Devils player has reached double digits in goals, and only two players have more than 20 points: Travis Zajac (8 goals, 15 assists) and Taylor Hall (8 goals, 14 assists). Look for Washington to run away with this one.
NHL Odds: Ovechkin and the Capitals Look to Keep the Devils ColdLosers of 9 of their last 10 games, the New Jersey Devils (13-15-7) limp into Washington on Thursday (7 PM ET on NBCSN) to take on Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals (20-9-4). The balanced offensive attack of the Capitals, led by Nicklas Backstrom (9 goals, 20 assists) and Alex Ovechkin (15 goals, 9 assists), and their third overall team defense, should pose problems for the Devils.
After coming off of a 5-2 loss to the Penguins on Tuesday, New Jersey is looking for answers to end their recent slide. The Devils currently sit last in the Metropolitan Division and have watched their offense dry up, as they’ve scored two goals or fewer in each of their last 11 games.