Unless you’ve been underground during Round 1, you know who you need to rely on to get the job done offensively for the New Jersey Devils.
On a recent perusal of the http://www.nhl.com stats section, I was pleasantly surprised, however, to see that Devils lead the league (in the playoffs) for Points, Goals, and Assists. Not to mention two more Devils in the top 3 for Goals and Assists.
Of course now that you know that, picking the 5 players that meet such criteria come in to your mind.
For Points, Scott Gomez actually leads the playoffs with 9.
In the Goals category, Zach Parise leads with 6 goals. Brian Gionta is actually tied for second with 5, tied with the now-eliminated Vincent Lecavalier of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
And last but not least, the Assist leader of the playoffs is Scott Gomez with 7. Patrick Elias is in a three-way tie with Nicklas Lidstrom for Detroit and Joe Thornton for San Jose with 6 assist.
Pretty interesting stats for a team whose defensive style is the gripe of hockey fans league wide…