How the New Jersey Devils are turning their offensive juggernaut into a defensive juggernaut

By now you’re probably thinking “Well, I guess I should probably stop eating so much bacon”. 

Well, there’s no shortage of other foods that have been proven to help you keep weight off for good. 

In fact, the new season is already shaping up to be a huge boon to the state of New Jersey. 

The New Jersey Hockey League (NJHL) will feature at least two teams with a record of over 50 wins this season, and the state’s highest-scoring team will be the defending NJHL champions, the Binghamton Senators. 

And as we know, the Devils are the most popular team in New Jersey, so it only makes sense that they would be the most prolific offensive juggernauts in the league. 

New Jersey is the fifth-highest team scoring offense in the nation, with an average of 1.4 goals per game and a league-leading 19.3 points per game. 

While it’s easy to say that the Devils offense is just a tad bit underwhelming this year, that’s exactly the opposite. 

Since the NHL took over the game in 1994, the New York Islanders have posted a league best 5-1-0 record, and have been the top scoring team in the NHL for the past three seasons. 

That streak is just the latest in a long line of impressive offensive performances by the Islanders, who have amassed a team-record 15-5-2 record this season. 

This season, the Islanders have won seven of their last eight games, and are currently in a tie for second place in the Atlantic Division with the Pittsburgh Penguins. 

After finishing with a 7-5 record in the first six games of the season, they have now gone 14-2-2 in their last 17 games, including a 5-0 win over the New Hampshire Wildcats. 

As we mentioned above, the Flyers have also had a very impressive season, posting a record-setting season that includes a record 17-4-2, which ranks fifth in the Metropolitan Division. 

Philadelphia is one of the league’s top offensive teams, scoring an average for the second straight year, and has posted a winning percentage of .857 this season after finishing the season ranked ninth in the Eastern Conference. 

Although the Flyers are currently fourth in the Pacific Division, they’re still one of just three teams that are tied for first in the standings with a 10-3-0 mark. 

On the defensive side of the puck, the Philadelphia Flyers have posted the fifth best defensive record in their division, and finished second in the conference this season with a 20-4, and second in scoring at 1.5 goals per contest. 

Even though the Flyers aren’t playing the best hockey, they are still one team that is in the playoff hunt and will be a legitimate threat to win the Stanley Cup this season despite having a much-improved roster this year. 

For the New Orleans Pelicans, the season started off with a bang. 

They are currently the only team in their conference that is undefeated in their first nine games, which is a feat that hasn’t been accomplished since the 2005-2006 season.

The Pelicans are tied with the New Philadelphia Flyers for the best record in franchise history, having a record that includes 10-4 in their opening nine games. 

Not only is the Pelicans having a stellar start to the season on the defensive end, but they have been a force on offense as well. 

Through nine games this season the Pelicans have a 9-0-0 defensive record, a .943 scoring percentage, and average 5.9 goals per win. 

If they can continue to maintain this level of play this season and keep up their offensive prowess, the Pelicans will likely be one of only two teams in the East to make the playoffs this year after trailing the New England Patriots by two games in the regular season.

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