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Gamethread #1: New Jersey Devils vs. Colorado Avalanche

Welcome to the 2017-18 NHL season. The team that matters, the New Jersey Devils, will have their home opener today against the Colorado Avalanche. This is a gamethread where users can discuss today’s game as it happens.

NHL: Colorado Avalanche at New Jersey Devils
John Moore! Reto Berra won’t be appearing! Today!
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Welcome to the 2017-18 NHL Regular Season. This is not the first game of the season, but it is the first game of the season for the team we all love and care about.

The Matchup: The New Jersey Devils vs. the Colorado Avalanche (SBN Blog: Mile High Hockey)

The Time: 2:00 PM ET

The Broadcast: TV - MSG+; Radio - 660 AM & 101.9 FM WFAN; Digital Audio - The One Jersey Network - Audio feeds will feature Chico.

The Song for Today: Today is the season debut for a few New Jersey Devils. Marcus Johansson, Drew Stafford, Mirco Mueller, Brian Gibbons, and Jimmy Hayes are expected to make their NJ season debuts. It will be the NHL season debuts for Will Butcher, Jesper Bratt, and, potentially the biggest name, Nico Hischier. As Hischier is from Switzerland and this game time is Swiss-friendly, it is only appropriate to highlight Coroner, one of the best metal bands to come from the country. From their 1989 release, No More Color, this is “D.O.A.” Dig the riffs. Enjoy the hockey.

The Rules: The rules remain the rules. Please keep your comments clean, legal (read: no streams, no links to streams, no asking for streams, no streams, no streams), and all about the game itself. Other scores are OK, but let's make sure the comments here are primarily about the Devils and this game. Also, let's respect each other, there's no need for drama or unwelcome nature of any sort. This is a gamethread, let's focus on the game. Thank you for reading. Go Devils!