The 2013-14 season is a week old, and the New Jersey Devils have not gotten the start they were hoping for. An 0-1-3 record gives the team three points through four games. While an optimist might say that it could be worse, the fact is that it should be better.
In four games, the Devils have given up four leads. Prognosticators figured the Devils' biggest problem this year would be scoring. As it turns out, aside from an opening-night shutout, that has not been the case.
The Devils' biggest problem to this point has been finishing.
Of course, that has not been their only problem, but, at the same time, it has not been all bad.
It's far too early in the season to start panicking, but it's never too early to start examining.
Here are the biggest takeaways from the New Jersey Devils' first week of real games.