The Time: 1:00 PM EDT
The Broadcast: TV - NBC, CBC; Radio - 1130 AM WBBR
The Series: Theat the
The Previews: Kevin did the preview for this game; check it out here if you haven't done so already. For the opposition's point of view, Joe Fortunato has this post over at Blueshirt Banter.
The Pre-Game Video: Here's the awesome pre-game video the Devils have been using before playoff games at the Rock. Watch it and get pumped for this one.
A Song for Today: Cro-Mags - beloved in hardcore, respected by the thrashers. The Age of Quarrel came out in 1986 and it's still regarded as one of the best hardcore and crossover albums ever made. Here's the first track: "We Gotta Know."
Gameday Info: As reported yesterday by Tom Gulitti at Fire & Ice, defenseman Henrik Tallinder and center Jacob Josefson practiced yesterday; but they were lined up with players who were scratched in Game 2. Gulitti confirmed today on Twitter that the Devils will use the same lineup from Wednesday's win. Andrew Gross of Rangers Rants reported yesterday that Brandon Dubinsky skated with the team. But like the Devils', the roster is expected to be the same group used in Game 2. Gross noted that Mike Rupp did line up with Artem Anisimov and Brian Boyle instead of Ruslan Fedotenko in practice. We could see it today; that would make their third line beefier.
The Reminder: I know everyone's going to be a bit on edge for this series - myself included. Feelings and emotions will be running high. Still, remember that I and the other users commenting aren't the ones playing this game. There's no need to get salty among ourselves or against any trolls from other places. Seriously, don't feed any trolls and don't troll Blueshirt Banter - sanctions there can be brought over here. To quote Bill S. Preston, Esq., be excellent to each other.
The Band is Awesome: Queen is an awesome band. Here's an example of said awesomeness. That also reminds me. Please don't call "Queen," or some variation thereof. At it's core a sexist comment by way of stating that being a female is inferior. Moreover, the band is more awesome than Lundqvist ever will be. Such statements won't be tolerated from here on out, so don't be surprised if you get warned for it. Thanks!
Please use the comments in this post to discuss tonight's game before, during, and after it happens until the recap is up. Please remember the rules at all times. Namely: keep your comments clean, keep them on topic (SPECIAL PLAYOFF RULE: Anything 2012 NHL playoff related is OK.), and keep them legal (For example: nothing is allowed about illegal streams - no links, no discussion, no requests). I will provide the occasional comment from my seat in Section 1 as well as the occasional tweet with @InLouWeTrust. Go Devils!