New Jersey Devils: 5 Bold Predictions For 2018-2019

NEWARK, NJ - OCTOBER 13: (l-r) John Moore #2, Kyle Palmieri #21, Taylor Hall #9 and Damon Severson #28 of the New Jersey Devils celebrate Palmieri's third period goal against the Washington Capitals at the Prudential Center on October 13, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. The Capitals defeated the Devils 5-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NJ - OCTOBER 13: (l-r) John Moore #2, Kyle Palmieri #21, Taylor Hall #9 and Damon Severson #28 of the New Jersey Devils celebrate Palmieri's third period goal against the Washington Capitals at the Prudential Center on October 13, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. The Capitals defeated the Devils 5-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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Devils place top 10 in save percentage

The Devils’ netminders collectively produced below-average goaltending last season, finishing with a .910% save percentage compared to the league-average .912%. A drastically better goaltending season is on the horizon.

Keith Kinkaid carried the Devils to the playoffs with a .932% save percentage down the stretch, and Cory Schneider returned to dominance by posting a .950% playoff save percentage.

If Schneider is indeed back to his old form, the Devils’ gain an elite goalkeeper who possessed a career .925% save percentage until injuries struck at the end of 2015-2016. Throw Kinkaid into the mix, and the Devils’ are stacked with two elite-upside netminders.