The Devils need a miracle to make the 2013 playoffs, and that "miracle" needs to start tonight against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

New Jersey Devils Head to Toronto Tonight


There’s not much to say regarding the New Jersey Devils and making the playoffs, except that they need a miracle. That “miracle” will have to begin tonight when they face-off against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Preview

NJD: 15-16-10 (40 points)

TOR: 23-13-5 (51 points)

Last Ten

NJD: 1-5-4

TOR: 7-1-2

Season Series

TOR 2-0-0

March 4 @ TOR: TOR 4 NJD 2

April 6 @NJD; TOR 2 NJD 1

Playoff Race

NJD: 11th in the Eastern Conference, 6 points out of a playoff spot with 7 games to play

TOR: 5th in the Eastern Conference, 7 points clear of 9th place with 7 games to play

Goals

NJD: 2.29 goals for per game; 2.58 goals against per game

TOR: 3.12 goals for per game; 2.63 goals against per game

Special Teams

NJD: 15.7 PP%; 81.1 PK%

TOR: 18.2 PP%; 87.6 PK%

 

It doesn’t look good for the Devils, but I know I’ll still be watching tonight at 7:00 PM on MSG Plus or listening on 970 AM.

Tags: New Jersey Devils Toronto Maple Leafs