The Time: 7 PM EDT
The Broadcast: MSG+ (HD) for local TV; 660 AM WFAN for radio
The Matchup: The vs. the
The Previews: My preview from earlier this morning can be found here. For the Dallas side of things, Brad Gardner has this preview up at Defending Big D, featuring some questions about the Devils that I answered.
Gameday Info: Well, so much for the Devils icing 12 forwards. As reported by Tom Gulitti and Rich Chere this morning, they sent center Adam Henrique down and called up...Matt Taormina! The Devils will be going with 11 forwards and 7 defensemen tonight after all. Pay attention to see which forwards are double shifted; look out for who's rotated among the defensemen to give Taormina shifts; and wonder why the Devils didn't call up a forward who makes league minimum who can play on the fourth line (e.g. Brad Mills).
Anyway, it's time to kick off the first game of the season - something that Justin Bourne argues as hugely important. I can't really disagree with his perspective. Regardless of whether you agree, please use this post to comment about tonight's game. I know the emotions of a live game can get heated, but the rules still apply here. So keep those comments clean, relatively on-topic, and legal. Go Devils!