The New Jersey Devils' 2013 season did not live up to the hype.
After a run to the Stanley Cup finals last season, expectations were high for a Devils squad that returned all of its players beyond Zach Parise.
Things did not work out for the team, though. After an impressive start, the team slowly dipped out of the elite and then out of the playoffs.
Injuries plagued the team throughout the season, but in the end, poor play kept the Devils from the postseason.
So where did things go wrong? When did the Devils stop playing like Eastern Conference champs and start playing like a team playing for a lottery pick? There were a few bumps along the way, but here's where the team really fell apart.