The New Jersey Devils have entered the 2022 season with a bang, tying their franchise record with their 13th straight win this past Monday. After playing the Edmonton Oilers and coming out victorious with a score of 5-2, the Devils continue to advance their record to 16-3. The Devils are about two days short of hitting a whole month without a single loss. The last time they lost was October 24th against the Washington Capitals.
A few notable mentions of yesterday’s game are Dawson Mercer, who generated the initial lead in the first period, and Damon Severson, who delivered several goals and a lead that The Oilers could not come back from; these stats include assists provided by defenseman Damon Severson and center Jack Hughes. Edmonton continuously tried to pull points throughout the game, but the Devils answered with extreme force.
As mentioned, this isn’t The New Jersey Devils’ first time having 13 consecutive victories. Back in 2001, between the months of February and March was when they last held this high-standing record. About 20 years later, the team is back on the streak, and fans are hopeful they can break it this time.
The current record in the NHL for the most consecutive wins is 17, currently held by the Pittsburgh Penguins. This streak was set during the 1992-1993 season, and ironically, The New Jersey Devils were the team to tie against The Penguins 6-6 and stop their progression. Today, The Devils are on their path to surpassing that record, and we’ll see on Wednesday if they can keep it up.
On Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. The Devils play the Toronto Maple Leaves at home. The Maple Leafs hold a record of 10-5 so it’s going to be a close game between the two as The Devils have their eyes on the prize.