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New Jersey Devils vs. Washington Capitals: Gamethread #27

This is the gamethread for today's game between the New Jersey Devils and the Washington Capitals. This is a post where users can discuss what happens before, during, and after the game until the recap is up.

The Time: 7:00 PM EST

The Broadcast: TV - MSG+; Radio - 880 AM WCBS (Per Sherry Ross)

The Matchup: The New Jersey Devils (10-12-4) vs. the Washington Capitals (11-10-4; SBN Blog: Japers' Rink)

The Game Previews: My preview from earlier this morning is right here. For the opposition's perspective, please visit Japers' Rink.

The Song for Tonight: It's time to for something different. Here's the theme song that Stan Hansen used in All Japan Pro Wrestling. It's called Sunrise, which is a reworked version of the original song written (with lyrics) by Spectrum. It still is good enough for a man known for the lariat (here's 5:31 of the move to the same song).

The Gameday Info: Surprising me, Damien Brunner cleared waivers; the quotes in this post by Tom Gulitti at Fire & Ice suggests that we probably won't see him tonight but that may depend on other forwards. On that front, Gulitti did report that Patrik Elias will play and Jaromir Jagr and Stephen Gionta are gametime decisions. In this post from the morning skate Adam Larsson is still sick and while Mike Cammalleri didn't skate, he'll play.

As for the Caps, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reported earlier today that Andre Burakovsky will be scratched tonight. Evgeny Kuznetsov is expected to replace him on a line with Troy Brouwer and Marcus Johansson. Prewitt confirmed on Friday that Mike Green will also be out tonight too. Mike Vogel tweeted out the line combinations he saw this morning; expect Braden Holtby to start across from Cory Schneider.

The Self Promotion: I will be hosting an Ask Me Anything (AMA) on the Devils sub-reddit tomorrow at 1 PM EST. You can ask me about whatever you'd like there according to their rules. So go check that out instead of watching sad local football.

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 refrain from super-big pictures (640 x 480 max) and NO .GIFs whatsoever to keep the gamethread moving for everyone. If you do post pictures make sure to post a title in the comment. Go Devils.