The New Jersey Devils have got to be happy with how things look right now.
After winning in overtime Friday night against the Washington Capitals, the New Jersey Devils remain unbeaten a full week into the season. The team has started off the season running after falling in last season's Stanley Cup finals to the Los Angeles Kings.
The team has been firing on all cylinders: in three games, the Devils scored eight goals and only gave up three—two of them on the opponent's power play. The team has never trailed, and has scored both man-up and shorthanded.
What's allowing this to happen? What's kept the Devils running after losing captain and cornerstone Zach Parise in free agency? The answer is a lot of different things, but here are five of the main reasons the Devils have started their 2013 season so well.