The New Jersey Devils are sitting atop a slippery slope.
After a strong start to the season, the Devils began to slide in the standings. While they are 3-6-1 in their last ten games, two of those wins have come in the last three games, and it seems the team may be finally be emerging from their slump.
Now, 26 games into the lockout-shortened 48-game season, the Devils sit in seventh place in the conference with 29 points. They have just one point on the eighth-place Rangers and are only three points away from missing the playoffs entirely.
The pressure is on and it's time for the Devils to wake up. Some players have performed admirably, but many have not. There is room for improvement in every facet of the organization.