New Jersey Devils vs. Ottawa Senators: Gamethread #41

This is the gamethread for tonight's game between the New Jersey Devils and the Ottawa Senators. This is a post where users can discuss what happens before, during, and after the game until the recap is up.

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The Time: 7:00 PM EST

The Broadcast: MSG+; Radio - 970 AM WNYM

The Matchup: The New Jersey Devils (15-15-10) vs. Ottawa Senators (20-14-6)

The Game Previews: John's preview from earlier this morning is right here. For the opposition's point of view, please check out Silver Seven.

The Song for Tonight: I'm not invisible by Rocket from the Crypt. These guys are from San Diego...ever been there? I have and it's the polar opposite of New Jersey (on this day) for the sun is always shining and everyone is usually happy happy happy. With lyrics like: "Our vital signs look good but our chances are slim, way grim" this song is extra relevant today.

Gameday Info: As Tom Gulitti reported earlier today: Anton Volchenkov was in a particularly destructive mood this week after trying to remove Brad Marchand's head with a careless elbow and also pegging his teammate Adam Larsson in the foot during practice with errant slap shot. Although in true hockey spirit Larsson will put the pain behind him and suit up for the Devils this eve...which is good news with Anton in hockey jail and Bryce Salvador nursing an injured wrist. For the Ottawa Senators the youth of today rookie line of Mika Zibanejad/Cory Conacher/Jakob Silfverberg have been more than a hand full for any defensive minded babysitters as of late. Although it's not ALL about the kids when it comes to the Sens and I am quite sure Martin Brodeur will be keen not to lose sight of the Senators leading goal scorer who is none other than one Mr. Daniel Alfredsson.

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 streams). Please refrain from super-big pictures to keep the gamethread moving for everyone. If you do post pictures make sure to post a title in the comment. No .GIFs shall be it is written so it is the law.

John will provide commentary here and through @InLouWeTrust throughout the game. Let's go Devils!!!

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