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Gamethread #62: New Jersey Devils vs. New York Islanders

Tonight is Patrik Elias Night. Elias’ #26 will be raised to the rafters. The New Jersey Devils will also play an important game within the division against the New York Islanders. This post is a Gamethread, where users can discuss the game as it happens.

New York Islanders v New Jersey Devils
Patrik Elias returns - as #26 is raised to the rafters along #4, #3, #27, and #30.
Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Tonight is Patrik Elias Night. #26 will be raised to the rafters. Devils, do him proud tonight.

The Matchup: The New Jersey Devils vs. the New York Islanders (SBN Blog: Lighthouse Hockey)

The Timeline for Tonight: The Rock will be open 4:30 PM ET. The broadcast will start at 6:00 PM ET. The ceremony will begin at 6:15 PM ET. Warm-ups and re-surfacing of the ice will happen later. The actual game will begin at about 8:08 PM ET.

The Broadcast: TV - MSG+ (use MSG+ for the ceremony!), MSG+2 (if you want the Isles feed for some reason); Digital Audio - The One Jersey Network

The Cover Song for Tonight: Watching Elias play was a joy. An absolute joy as he could do it all and do it well in all aspects of the game. In this crazy fast game called hockey, Elias had the class and the presence of mind to display control when needed. He always “Got the Time.” To that end, here’s Anthrax owning the original from Joe Jackson by making it thrashier and bassier.

The Rules: The rules remain the rules on Elias Night. 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!