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New Jersey Devils at Tampa Bay Lightning: Gamethread #81

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The New Jersey Devils play their penultimate game of the 2014-15 season against the Tampa Bay Lightning. This gamethread is a place were ILWT users can discuss this game before, during, and after it happens until the recap is up.

The Time: 7:30 PM EDT

The Broadcast: TV - MSG+; Radio - 880 AM WCBS

The Matchup: The New Jersey Devils (32-35-13) at the Tampa Bay Lightning (48-24-8; SBN Blog: Raw Charge)

The Previews: My preview of the game from this morning is right here. For the opposition's perspective, John Fontana has this preview up at Raw Charge.

The Song for Tonight: The game is in Florida and so I have the perfect reason to include one of my favorite songs ever. "1,000 Eyes" by Death. It was released in 1995 and the lyrics are more true than ever.

Gameday Info: Tom Gulitti has a round up of all of the changes the Devils will make to their roster for tonight's game in this post at Fire & Ice. Here's a summary: The two call-ups from Albany, Seth Helgeson and Raman Hrabarenka, will both play in place of Jon Merrill and Eric Gelinas tonight. Stephen Gionta will be in the lineup, Reid Boucher will sit for him. Don't fret, Boucher will play in Florida on Saturday. Keith Kinkaid will start for the Devils; Cory Schneider will get the Panthers.

As for the opponents, Erik Erlendsson at the Tampa Tribune reported in this article that Victor Hedman will be in the lineup tonight, Ben Bishop will start this game, and Alex Killorn, Brayden Coburn, Andrej Sustr, and Jason Garisson remain out injured.

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.