New Jersey Devils at Vancouver Canucks: Gamethread #4

The Cory Schneiders New Jersey Devils will visit the Roberto Luongos Vancouver Canucks in tonight's game. Stay up if you can and discuss the game as it happens until the recap is eventually up.

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The Time: 10:00 PM EDT

The Broadcast: TV - NHLN-US, TSN, MSG+; Radio - 660 AM / 101.9 FM WFAN

The Matchup: The New Jersey Devils (0-1-2) at the Vancouver Canucks (2-1-0; SBN Blog: Nucks Misconduct)

The Previews: Karen wrote the preview for this game earlier this morning, you can read it here. For the opposition's perspective, Zanstorm wrote this preview post at Nucks Misconduct.

A Song for Tonight: The Devils could follow a better way tonight. Incidentally, here's a song called that by Turnstile.

Gamenight Information: Those clamoring for Mark Fayne to get in the lineup will get what they want. Well, perhaps not, because he will be replacing Adam Larsson's spot in the lineup. Tom Gulitti confirmed at Fire & Ice that the changes in the lineup - other than the goalies - will be Fayne in for Larsson and Rostislav Olesz in for Ryan Carter. Do I think this is the right move on defense? No. Do I think the Devils would've been better off sitting Anton Volchenkov for a more mobile and effective Fayne? Yes. Did Larsson play a bad game last night? No. If this move was made for last night's game, would I understand it better? A bit, yes. Do I think this will solve all of the issues? Nope. Do I mind the forward switch? Not really.

Honestly, if this is a doghouse for Larsson/Fayne, then it's the strangest one since whoever's in gets to play significant minutes against significant competition with Andy Greene. Why DeBoer is so set on keeping Bryce Salvador & Marek Zidlicky and Volchenkov & Peter Harrold, I couldn't tell you. I suspect you have your own opinions regardless.

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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