Normally, a 3-1 week for the New Jersey Devils would seem like a rather usual week at the office for the boys in red.
Unfortunatley, nothing has been touted as 'normal' for the Devils so far in 2010.
For a team that has dominated for the majority since they were established in 1982, Jersey's Team started out rough, and never really improved.
They were shut out offensivley, lost Parise for three months to arthoscopic knee surgery, Jamie Langenbrunner went down, and, to make matters worse, Martin Brodeur has missed two seperate stints with an elbow injury.
Still, the Devils bounced back last week, winning three of their four games, capping off the solid week with a shooutout win against the Flyers, a team who has been one of the most deadly across the entire NHL this season.
37-year old goalie Johan Hedberg has done a good job filling in for Brodeur, earning all three wins last week, including two home shut out wins.
Ilya Kovalchuk hasn't proven to be worth a penny so far this season, as he has just ten points on four goals and six assists thus far. His rating is a -10.
Patrik Elias leads the team with 14 points, being one of the few bright spots in New Jersey's lineup this season.
Jason Arnott is the goal-scoring leader with eight, twice as many as Kovalchuk, who sits in second place on the team.
While the Devils playoff streak, which is currently at 13 seasons, seems to be in serious jeopardy, there's no reason to keep faith in Jersey's Team.
It's only a matter of time before they take off and win the division--or at least make a fun for it.