This is the gamethread for the February 2, 2013 game between the New Jersey Devils and the Pittsburgh Penguins. Users are free to discuss the game as it happens in this post.
The Time: 1:00 PM EST
The Broadcast: TV - MSG+, NHL Network (US); Radio - 660 AM WFAN
The Song for Today: Normally for a game against Pittsburgh, I use a song by Don Caballero. I'll use them later this season. Today, I think we need something a little heavier. Very few are heavier than Those Who Fear. This is "Burn" from their upcoming album Unholy Anger. Note: We at ILWT not responsible for any damage caused by how hard this song goes. Especially at about 2:11.
Gameday Info: Tom Gulitti has reported quite a bit of news for the Devils lineup this morning at Fire & Ice. Here's the summary from his morning report. First, Peter Harrold will make his season debut at forward today. He'll line up on the fourth line at wing, replacing Matt Anderson. It will be his first game this season. Second, Mark Fayne will not play today so Adam Larsson will definitely be on defense again. Lastly, there will be some changes within the top six. Adam Henrique will center Dainius Zubrus and Ilya Kovalchuk and Patrik Elias will slide to left wing on a line with Travis Zajac and David Clarkson. I prefer Elias at center and I'd like to see Henrique get back into a groove at wing first, but we'll see how this works. Peter DeBoer has never shied from making in-game changes so if it doesn't work well, it probably won't last.
As for the Penguins, Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune reported last night that Zach Boychuk will suit up for his first game as a Penguin at left wing alongside Evgeni Malkin and James Neal.
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I will provide commentary here and through @InLouWeTrust throughout the game. Go Devils!