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New Jersey Devils vs. Washington Capitals - Gamethread #70

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The Time: 7:00 PM EDT

The Broadcast: TV - MSG+ (HD), Radio - 660 AM WFAN

The Matchup: The New Jersey Devils (33-33-4) vs. the Washington Capitals (41-21-10)

The Previews: Here's Kevin's preview from this morning. Check out Japers' Rink for Capitals coverage.

Gameday Info: Katie Carrera reported earlier today at the Washington Post's Capital Insider blog that Michal Neuvirth will start tonight. In terms of injuries, Carrera also reported that Eric Fehr won't play tonight, John Erskine is a game-time decision while battling illness, and D.J. King may be out due to a returning Nicklas Backstrom. Yes, Nicklas Backstrom. The player himself says he's ready to return, but he's a game-time decision as also reported by Carrera.

The Devils didn't skate this morning so there's not going to be much reported until right before the game (or as this post goes live, whatever). Though, the only real question is over who's starting tonight (and a second question of whether Rod Pelley's back in the lineup but I don't think there's much interest in that).

A Song for Tonight: I'm not a fan of retro nights, especially since the Devils from the 1980s accomplished not a whole lot. Fortunately, this track from Dag Nasty's seminal album Can I Say fits perfectly for tonight: "Never Go Back."

Want to Discuss Other Games?: Don't do it here. This is the Gamethread for the Devils-Capitals game. Talk about other games in the comments to this FanPost by user nyynygnjd. It worked well the last two games, so let's do it again.

Please use this Gamethread to discuss what's going on in tonight's game between the Capitals and the Devils. As always, please keep your comments clean, relevant, and legal. If you want to be negative; fine, but do be rational as nobody needs any nonsense from anyone. Go Devils!