The New Jersey Devils have 15 games left to play in the shortened 2013 season. They currently sit in 7th place in the Eastern Conference with only two points separating them from 9th place. With the trade deadline looming, the Devils will need to take stock of the team and either choose to be buyers or sellers. Much of this decision has to do with how Lou Lamoriello feels about the team and whether or not they will be able to make another playoff run like last year. So, let's take a look at the Devils' remaining schedule and how they have fared so far this season in scoring against each team and each division. Then perhaps we will see if the Devils will need to make a move at the deadline, especially with Ilya Kovalchuk sidelined for a few more weeks.
New Jersey Devils Goal Differential through 33 Games
A few quick takeaways, the Devils have scored well against their Atlantic Division foes while struggling to score against Northeast teams. Also of note, the Devils only have a positive goal differential against three teams, the Flyers, Rangers, and Panthers. This is not good for a team that will need to score without their second leading scorer and most talented forward. However, if you look at the Southeast teams, the Devils have played all of there games versus the Capitals, Hurricanes, and Jets, so the negative goal differential isn't too important during the final stretch of games.
So who do the Devils have left to play?
2 Games Remaining:
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