"It's possible because we just did it," Travis Zajac said. "It's a long way away still. We haven't been thinking about the standings or the playoffs, just about playing well and the wins have been taking care of themselves.
"That has to continue to be our mentality, to continue to get wins and be competitive to the end."
They'd be the hottest team in the league and likely have Zach Parise back in their lineup, and could do major damage.
If. And that's not just a Big If. That's a Record If.
"That's our goal. We have 33 games to get the most points we can," Ilya Kovalchuk said. "We'll see. We'll give it a push.
"We want to be a hard team to play against."
Devils coach Jacques Lemaire bemoaned his team's mental and physical states yesterday after the first practice since All-Star break