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First Round, Gamethread #2: New Jersey Devils at Tampa Bay Lightning

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Down 0-1 in their first round series, the New Jersey Devils will seek to even up the series against the Tampa Bay Lightning before they come to the Rock on Monday. This post is a Gamethread where Devils fans can discuss today’s game as it happens.

New Jersey Devils v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game One
The tensions flared in Game 1. They will likely continue for Game 2.
Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

This is a crucial game. Not just because this is the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs and therefore every game is a Big Game. Being down two goals in a game is tough enough. Being down two games is much harder to come back from. Today is Game 2.

The Matchup: The New Jersey Devils (0) at the Tampa Bay Lightning (1, SBN Blog: Raw Charge)

The Time: 3:00 PM ET

The Broadcast: National TV - NBC, TVAS2, SNE, SNO, CNBC (in case your local NBC doesn’t have this); Digital Audio - The One Jersey Network

The Series Preview: I wrote a MASSIVE series preview, so go check that out.

The Song for Today: The title and opening track to Death’s 1995 classic Symbolic is filled with crushing riffs and insightful lyrics such as, “I close my eyes / and seek within myself / Relive the gift of precious memories / In need of a fix called innocence.” We can look to the past, but the day must be about the present.

The Rules: The rules remain the rules even as the Devils are in the playoffs. Please keep your comments clean, legal (read: no streams, no links to streams, no asking for streams, no streams, no streams at all), 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!