Longest winning streaks in Devils history

The New Jersey Devils have been one of the NHL’s better organizations since the mid-1990s, so did their longest winning streak occur in the same timeframe?
Feb 24, 2024; Newark, New Jersey, USA; New Jersey Devils center Jack Hughes (86) passes the puck
Feb 24, 2024; Newark, New Jersey, USA; New Jersey Devils center Jack Hughes (86) passes the puck / John Jones-USA TODAY Sports
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Some teams enjoy one long winning streak, but the New Jersey Devils have notched a pair of 13-game winning streaks since their inception, which is tied for the eighth-longest in league history with the 1985-86 Philadelphia Flyers, the 2021-22 Florida Panthers, and the 1970-71 Boston Bruins. 

On February 26th, 2001, the Devils sat at a solid 29-17-12-3 record before snagging their 30th win of the season vs. the Florida Panthers. And they wouldn’t visit the L column again until nearly a month later on March 25th when the Pittsburgh Penguins got the best of them. 

However, the damage was already done, as the Devils 13-game winning streak let them improve to 42-17-12-3 come late March. The streak helped them finish first in the Atlantic Division, which they parlayed into their third Eastern Conference Championship before losing to the Colorado Avalanche in the Stanley Cup Final.

The New Jersey Devils are no strangers to 13-game winning streaks

The Devils are in a rare class of being one of just nine teams to enjoy a winning streak of 13 games or more, and one of just three (along with the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins) to take at least 13 straight in two separate seasons. Their second 13-game streak occurred during the 2022-23 season, which they also parlayed into a playoff berth later that spring.

This streak commenced on October 25th, 2022, in a win over the Detroit Red Wings, and it stretched all the way to November 21st, when the Devils beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-2. Unfortunately, a 2-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on November 23rd snapped the streak, but the Devils answered that loss with a small, three-game winning streak in which they outscored opponents 13-5. 

While New Jersey didn’t enjoy the same deep playoff run that they saw in 2000-01, the Devils still won an epic seven-game series against one of their biggest rivals, the New York Rangers in the First Round of the 2023 playoffs. However, they couldn’t keep up with the Carolina Hurricanes in the Second Round, losing in five games. 

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