New Jersey Devils: 5 Things To Watch In Week 4 Of Season

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The New Jersey Devils came into week three of the NHL season having only lost one game. They went winless in week four, causing some concern among Devils fans. However, there is a lot to look forward this next week.

Week four is one to forget for the New Jersey Devils season. They played the Nashville Predators and the Philadelphia Flyers. In both games, they blew the game in the second half of the third period, ending with one point when they really should have had three at least.

The games provided some interesting quotes, and some really hard practices from John Hynes. He was clearly not happy with how things went, and why should he? The Devils might have looked much better against the Predators, but they still seemed to play on their heels, trying to play for a tie instead of pushing for the win.

The injury bug has also hit the Devils this past week. Steve Santini, Ben Lovejoy, Travis Zajac, Drew Stafford and Jesper Bratt are all missing games. Now, it looks like Marcus Johansson may have to sit out a game. It is not the most ideal situation for Jersey’s Team.

This week, the Devils look to make moves in the Eastern Conference. Despite their struggles, the team is one point out of a playoff spot with two games at hand on the Washington Capitals and the Columbus Blue Jackets. It’s way too early to look at the standings, but it shows it’s even more too early to panic about the Devils.

Coming into week five, here are five things to watch this week.