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New Jersey Devils at New York Islanders: Gamethread #15

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The New Jersey Devils will take on the New York Islanders in a second game in four nights for the Devils. Members can discuss the game here as it happens.

The Time: 7:00 PM EST

The Broadcast: TV - MSG; Radio - 660 AM & 101.9 FM WFAN

The Matchup: The New Jersey Devils (9-2-3) vs. the New York Islanders (5-7-1; SBN Blog: Lighthouse Hockey)

The Game Previews: Kevin's preview from earlier this morning is right here. For the opposition point of view, please check out Dominik's preview at Lighthouse Hockey.

The Song for Tonight: Shai Hulud is back with a new album. The title track is the first single: "Reach Beyond the Sun." And, yes, that's Chad from NFG on vocals.

Gameday Info: The Devils will make one change to their defense and it does mean the return of Henrik Tallinder. As Tom Gulitti reported earlier this morning, Tallinder will replace Mark Fayne. I'm honestly baffled by this. Yes, he was demoted in last night's game but I fail to see how Anton Volchenkov and Marek Zidlicky have secure spots when Tallinder and Fayne have been and are better defenders than both.

On the Islanders' side of the game, Travis Betts at the team's official site confirmed that David Ullstrom will be in the lineup, Eric Boulton and Marty Reasoner will be scratched, and Joe Finley will lineup alongside Mark Streit as Lubomir Visnovsky will be paired with Brian Strait.

The Reminder of Rules: This is a place where you can comment about this game before, during, and after it's played before the recap is up. This is a place where we primarily discuss the Devils game. An odd mention of other NHL games is OK, but it shouldn't dominate discussion. All comments will be clean, respectful of each other, relevant to the game, and legal (read: no streams). Please do not post super-big pictures or .GIFs so the gamethread can keep moving for everyone. If you must use pictures, please put a title in the comment.

I will provide occasional thoughts here and a bit more through @InLouWeTrust tonight Go Devils!