Progress has appeared hard to come by, and there is no shortage of speculation that another lockout could be on the horizon. This would be the first work stoppage since the 2004-2005 season, in which the entire schedule was cancelled before a deal was reached.
If the league does indeed suffer through another lockout, it's interesting to look back at how previous Devils teams fared once the arenas reopened their doors. In NHL history, there have been only two official lockouts: a partial season cancellation in 1994-1995, as well as the aforementioned debacle in 2004-2005.
This list will try to pinpoint the Devils' best performers during the comeback seasons after the stoppages ended. With that in mind, we will look at the 1995 season once the lockout was lifted, as well as the 2005-2006 season.
Without further ado, here are the seven best post-lockout performances in New Jersey Devils history.
(Note: All statistics in this article were derived from hockey-reference.com.)