3 New Jersey Devils Players That Will Step Up In Stanley Cup Playoffs

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - MARCH 12: Vitek Vanecek #41 of the New Jersey Devils stands in front of his net during the third period at Prudential Center on March 12, 2023 in Newark, New Jersey. The New Jersey Devils defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 3-0. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - MARCH 12: Vitek Vanecek #41 of the New Jersey Devils stands in front of his net during the third period at Prudential Center on March 12, 2023 in Newark, New Jersey. The New Jersey Devils defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 3-0. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /
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The New Jersey Devils are going to begin a playoff journey on Tuesday night when their series gets started against the New York Rangers.

This is one of the more anticipated series of the playoffs because two historic rivals are going head to head in round number one.

A lot is being made about the fact that the top players of the New Jersey Devils don’t have much playoff experience. Jack Hughes, Nico Hischier, and Jesper Bratt haven’t played in that many playoff games between the three of them.

However, the playoff experience factor is a bit overblown in addition to the fact that the Devils do have more playoff experience than people give them credit for.

The players on the team that do have playoff experience just earned it in other uniforms but it is still playoff experience nonetheless. These are the three players that are going to use their past experiences to help the team the most once the puck drops on the second season:

Vitek Vanecek. 41. player. 85. . G. New Jersey Devils

The New Jersey Devils will need good goaltending in the playoffs this year.

The New Jersey Devils are going to rely hard on Vitek Vanecek once the playoffs roll around. He has been very good this year and has given them a chance all season long. In every game that he has started, the team has had an opportunity to win.

Getting good goaltending is part of the reason that this team has 49 more points than they did last year which is the best turnaround in NHL history.

Vanecek has been a part of playoff teams with the Washington Capitals before and now he is ready to take on a bigger role with these New Jersey Devils. As long as the team plays well in front of him, he can really help them take a big step.