New Jersey Devils at Pittsburgh Penguins: Gamethread #1

Tonight is the first game of the season for the New Jersey Devils. They will visit the Pittsburgh Penguins and users of ILWT can discuss the game as it happens in this very post.

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First gamethread of the regular season. Hockey is imminent. Discuss it here.

The Time: 7:00 PM EDT

The Broadcast: TV - MSG Plus, Radio - 660 AM WFAN

The Matchup: The New Jersey Devils at the Pittsburgh Penguins (SBN Blog: PensBurgh)

The Previews: My preview from earlier this morning is right here. For the opposing viewpoint, please visit PensBurgh.

A Song for Tonight: From the fantastic What Burns Never Returns, this is "Don Caballero 3" by Don Caballero.

The Gamenight Information: The New Jersey Devils will indeed go with the lines and pairings they had in practice on Wednesday, as reported earlier today by Tom Gulitti. This means Rostislav Olesz, Jacob Josefson, and Mark Fayne will sit; and Patrik Elias is officially on the roster. The Penguins' official site noted in their preview that James Neal is a game-time decision. Rob Rossi reported at TribLive that Olli Maatta will make his Penguins debut on defense to replace the injured Kris Letang.

The Reminder of Rules: This is a place where you can comment about this game before, during, and after it's played before the recap is up. This is a place where we primarily discuss the Devils game. An odd mention of other NHL games is OK, but it shouldn't dominate discussion. All comments will be clean, respectful of each other, relevant to the game, and legal (read: no illegal streams, don't ask for/tell about one). Please refrain from posting large pictures and .gifs as well so the thread doesn't get too bogged down. This will be open until a recap of this game is up later tonight.

Go Devils!

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