Fans were very disgruntled with Adam Oates and the Devils power play last season, but New Jersey brought in one of the better PP coaches in the league when they agreed to terms with Matt Shaw.
Shaw led San Jose to a top 3 power play each of the last two seasons and he brought his shoot first mentality to New Jersey for the 2013 season. However, the Devils are currently 1-9 (11.1 percent) in the team's first two games, and were unable to score on a 5-on-3 advantage last night against Philadelphia.
David Clarkson did manage to score the team's first power play goal last night, but the 1-9 start probably isn't what fans are looking for in a new system. It must be said though that the team didn't have much time to prepare Shaw's plan because of the lockout, and it will likely take some time to adjust before the Devils start having success.
A shortened season doesn't really give the Devils much time to get this right, but with two games under their belt the team should see more success in the future.