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New Jersey Devils vs. Toronto Maple Leafs - Gamethread #80

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The Time: 7:00 PM EST


The Broadcast: TV - MSG+(HD), TSN(HD); Radio - 970 AM WNYM


The Matchup: The New Jersey Devils (36-37-5) vs the Toronto Maple Leafs (37-32-10)


The Previews: Kevin's preview from earlier this morning is right here. For the other side of tonight's game, please check out Pension Plan Puppets for their gamethread closer to game time.


Gameday Info: James Mirtle of the Globe & Mail (and formerly of From the Rink here at SBN) confirmed that goaltender James Reimer will start in net for the Maple Leafs tonight and Saturday on Twitter. According to this post by Tom Gulitti at Fire & Ice, Zach Parise did skate this morning but it is unclear whether he'll play tonight. Also from Gulitti, Colin White will not play even though he did skate this morning with Parise, Johan Hedberg (he will not play tonight, Martin Brodeur is the Devils' starter), and Vladimir Zharkov (I hope he does, but I'm not holding my breath).


A Song for Tonight: For absolutely no reason in particular other than to slam a song into your heads for the next few days, here's one of the funkiest tracks ever recorded: "The Grunt" by the J.B.'s.


Want to Discuss Other Games?: Don't do it here. This is the Gamethread for tonight's Devils-Leafs game. You can talk about other games in the NHL or in other leagues in the comments here in this FanShot.


Please use this Gamethread to discuss what's going on in tonight's game between the Maple Leafs 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!