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Gamethread #27: New Jersey Devils vs. Las Vegas Golden Knights

Right after a game in Buffalo, the New Jersey Devils return to Newark to host the Las Vegas Golden Knights. Can the Devils play anything close to hockey after last night’s garbage effort? Discuss the game as it happens in this post.

New Jersey Devils v Vegas Golden Knights
Hischier! McNabb! Schmidt! Tonight!
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It is common knowledge that when you hear or read Vegas, you think of Las Vegas. But why is the Las dropped? We do not call the regal Californian team the Angeles Kings. The original team for this franchise was not the Kansas Scouts. This team is not really the Jersey Devils nor that the better NYC team is really the York Islanders. I, for one, think Vegas should have its “Las” back.

The Matchup: The New Jersey Devils vs. the Las Vegas Golden Knights (SBN Blog: Knights on Ice)

The Time: 7:00 PM ET

The Broadcasts: TV - MSG, ATTSN-RM; Digital Audio - The Devils Hockey Network.

The Song for the Evening: Las Vegas was used as the inspiration for the PC RPG classic Fallout: New Vegas, which came out at the beginning of this decade. Despite being set in the year in 2281 and well after a nuclear war, the soundtrack to the game was filled with songs from the 1950s and 1960s. Including this classic Western tune by Marty Robbins: “Big Iron.” Feel free to sing along! Wonder how one can hold a big iron on their hip, why Texas Red killed one and nineteen more instead of, say, twenty, and why the town did not have much faith in the handsome ranger. Good luck getting this tune out of your head!

The Rules: The rules remain the rules regardless of whether you choose to deny the city of Las Vegas of its “Las.” Please keep your comments clean, legal (read: no streams, no links to streams, no asking for streams, no streams), and all about the games itself. Just as importantly, let’s respect each other. There’s no need for drama or being unwelcoming of your fellow Devils fan. This is a gamethread, let’s focus on the game. Thank you for reading. Go Devils!