New Jersey Devils: Top 5 Goals This Season

NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 4: Taylor Hall
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The Devils have scored 229 goals so far this season (3.01 goals per game), 14th most in the NHL.

That may not seem all that impressive, but considering how few goals the Devils have scored in recent seasons, it certainly feels like a ton. Over the five previous seasons, the Devils averaged just 2.28 goals-per-game and never placed better than 4th-to-last in the season-end goals-for rankings.

Needless to say, the more shots, goals, and pretty passes you generate, the more chances you will have to score a highlight-reel goal. Thus, the Devils have had their fair share of spectacular goals this season. Here are the Devils’ five prettiest goals

Honorable Mentions

Drew Stafford, game 44, 1st goal

During the 1st period of the 44th game of the season, Drew Stafford managed to get behind the Capitals’ defense, shield off ex-Devil Devante Smith-Pelly, and elevate a backhand shot past Braden Holtby to give the Devils the 1-0 lead. More from that game later on.

Taylor Hall, game 55, 2nd goal

In the 2nd period of game 55, Nico Hischier read Brad Marchand’s neutral zone pass all the way and fed the puck over to Taylor Hall, who danced around Marchand to create a wide-open shooting lane and roofed one past Bruins goaltender Anton Khudobin (watch the play here).