The Time: 8:00 PM EDT
The Broadcast: TV - NBC Sports Network; CBC; Radio - 1130 AM WBBR
The Series: The New Jersey Devils (0) at the New York Rangers (1)
The Previews: My series preview is right here; for tonight's game, Tom wrote up this preview post. For the opposition's perspective, please visit Blueshirt Banter.
The Pre-Game Video: I can't believe I forgot to link to this in the last Gamethread. Here's the awesome pre-game video the Devils have been using before playoff games at the Rock. Watch it and get pumped for this one.
A Song for Tonight: The (thrash metal) kings of NYC, Anthrax has had a lot of great songs in the 1980s. Here's a classic that even Guitar Hero fans know all about: "Caught in a Mosh."
Gameday Info: The Rangers won't make any lineup changes according to this post by Andrew Gross at Rangers Rants. The Devils, however, will. Tom Gulitti reported at Fire & Ice that based on this morning's skate Peter Harrold is expected to step in for Adam Larsson and the top three forward lines have been modified. In short, Peter DeBoer has gone back to the lineup he used in the Florida series. While DeBoer wouldn't commit to these changes, the players certainly were talking like they'll happen.
The Reminder: I know everyone's going to be a bit on edge for this series - myself included. Feelings and emotions will be running high. Still, remember that I and the other users commenting aren't the ones playing this game. There's no need to get salty among ourselves or against any trolls from other places. Seriously, don't feed any trolls and don't troll Blueshirt Banter - sanctions there can be brought over here. To quote Bill S. Preston, Esq., be excellent to each other.
The Band is Awesome: Queen is an awesome band. Here's an example of said awesomeness. That also reminds me. Please don't call Henrik Lundqvist "Queen," or some variation thereof. At it's core a sexist comment by way of stating that being a female is inferior. Moreover, the band is more awesome than Lundqvist ever will be. Such statements won't be tolerated from here on out, so don't be surprised if you get warned for it. Thanks!
Please use the comments in this post to discuss tonight's game before, during, and after it happens until the recap is up. Please remember the rules at all times. Namely: keep your comments clean, keep them on topic (SPECIAL PLAYOFF RULE: Anything 2012 NHL playoff related is OK.), and keep them legal (For example: nothing is allowed about illegal streams - no links, no discussion, no requests). I will provide commentary here and as well as on Twitter with @InLouWeTrust. Go Devils!