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Lineup Update from the Editor: I was right that Pikkarainen would play, wrong on the goalies. Per Tom Gulitti, Martin Brodeur will start, Ilkka Pikkarainen is in for Andrew Peters.
Song to Get You Pumped Up But Also Make You Think Deeply About Tonight's Game: I was debating whether or not to go with this, but after an awful Devils loss to Chicago on Thursday, and Soundgarden announcing a reunion a mere 10 minutes into the new year, I have to go with their 1991 hit "Outshined". You know, cause we're lookin' California, but feelin' Minnesota. Get it? Huh? For fans of even more obvious metaphors, check out Death Cab For Cutie's "The New Year".
EDITOR'S NOTE: The Devils are in Minnesota and Minnesota was the home of Hüsker Dü, who wrote New Day Rising. This is an essential song from an essential album.
Springsteen Saturdays: To make up for that bad pun, here's the pure fun of "Waiting on a Sunny Day" from The Rising.
Fischer and I are in the comments tonight, with me returning from Lebron and the Cavs vs. the Nets in The Swamp. Always remember Da' Rules: all comments must be clean and relevant to the game. Tangents are acceptable and talking about the Wild or Devils in general is OK. But please do not use this for other purposes and to mock Canada's WJC team. So now you know. Go Devils!