Oct 8, 2013; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; New Jersey Devils forward Jaromir Jagr (68) during the second period against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena. The Vancouver Canucks won 3-2 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

Who’s Hot: Jaromir Jagr Has Been Exceeding Expectations


Oct 29, 2013; Newark, NJ, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas (7) hits New Jersey Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov (28) in front of goalie Martin Brodeur (30) during the third period at the Prudential Center. The Devils defeated the Lightning 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

The New Jersey Devils have now won 2 straight games over teams that are playing exceptionally well this season. On Saturday, they will try to make it 3 in a row against the Broad Street Bullies, the Philadelphia Flyers.

The Devils have been playing a great all-around game so far and they will look for that to continue after a dreadful start to the season.

The Devils have been playing well in 4 out of the last 5, including the shootout loss to Vancouver where they arguably outplayed the Canucks.

Jaromir Jagr

Jaromir Jagr has been the definition of hot for the past five games where the Devils have gone 3-1-1. In the last 5 games, Jagr has 1 goal, 6 assists, and 7 of his 10 points on the season. Due to his recent outburst of production he now leads the team in points. He is currently on a 5-game point streak.

Oct 26, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; New Jersey Devils right wing Jaromir Jagr (68) tries to control the puck while being defended by Boston Bruins left wing Milan Lucic (17) during the third period at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

In the last 5 games, he only struggled in the +/- category against the Columbus Blue Jackets. To be fair most of the team struggled as well. He had a -2 rating that game but has worked it back up to a +1 overall during the 5-game stretch.

He has kept the penalty minutes to a minimum with only 2 minutes in the last 5 games.

While he didn’t have a shot on goal during his 2-assist outing against the New York Rangers, he has amounted to 8 shots and went 1-for-3 against Tampa Bay.

Jagr has been incredibly effective on the powerplay lately during the Devils PPG streak that was just recently snapped against Tampa Bay. Including last game, he has had 4 powerplay assists in the last 5 games.

Everyone also knows about the game-winning goal controversy where everyone thought he broke the record. Nevertheless, he had the GWG against the Lightning in a hard fought game.

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