The New Jersey Devils are off to the best start in their franchise's history, going 8-1-3 through their first 12 games.
The Devils started the season strong but hit a rough patch when they lost three straight overtime games (one in a shootout) and then got pummeled by the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-1 on Feb. 2.
Today, nine days later, the Devils are sitting atop the Eastern Conference courtesy of a five-game winning streak. The team has been blazing hot, winning each game by at least two goals and only allowing a total of five goals over that span.
With everything clicking for the Devils, some talented players have emerged as team leaders, going above and beyond to secure wins.