Friday’s first period against visiting Columbus in a game the Devils would go on to lose, 2-1, had to be rock bottom. Who were these guys? Through most of November, those wearing Devils’ uniforms had been playing like imposters. With all their fill-ins due to injuries, some of them may as well have been. New Jersey Head Coach Lindy Ruff even resorted to using embattled defenseman Brendan Smith up front so he could finally roll four forward lines instead of having his top guns worn out in third periods from his 11/7 configurations.