Tonight is a split-squad night for the New Jersey Devils. The Devils will be split into two squads and play two different opponents at about the game time. One group will go up to Prince Edward Island to play Ottawa. The other group will head across the Hudson and go to Brooklyn to play the Islanders. This is the next-to-last preseason date, so look for some hard choices to be made before and perhaps after this game.
The Time: Devils at Ottawa - 6:00 PM ET; Devils at Islanders - 7:00 PM ET
The Broadcasts: Devils at Ottawa - TV: NHL Network; Devils at Islanders - TV: MSG+. Hat-tip to Devils Insiders for the Ottawa broadcast.
The Song for Tonight: Two games at about the same time is hard. Hard to follow, evaluate, etc. But it’s better than being soft. You know what’s also better than soft? Songs that go hard like this one by Those Who Fear: “We’re Not the Victims.”
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), and all about the game itself. Other scores are OK, but let's make sure the comments here are primarily about the Devils and these games. 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!