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Game Preview: New Jersey Devils at the Calgary Flames

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The Devils go out west for their last extended road trip of the season.

NHL: Calgary Flames at New Jersey Devils Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

The Matchup: The New Jersey Devils at the Calgary Flames

The Time: 9:00 PM ET

The Broadcast: TV - MSG+

Whoa, Injuries: With Kyle Palmieri taking a maintenance day, this was the injured list yesterday.

These were the resulting lines lines for the New Jersey Devils during practice.

Additionally, Colton White was recalled from the Binghamton Devils and will join the team in Calgary. After a rough start in the AHL last season, White has 25 points in 61 games for Binghamton this year. The 2015 4th round pick is only 21 years old, and can still forge a path to the NHL - perhaps in part with this call-up.

Lead Woes: After blowing a lead to the New York Rangers, the New Jersey Devils skaters should have had hell to pay from coach John Hynes. The Calgary Flames are much more talented than the Rangers, and if the Devils somehow get any lead, it will be much more difficult to hang on. The Flames have five players with 60 points or more. Mark Giordano has 63, Matthew Tkachuk has 67, Elias Lindholm and Sean Monahan have 72, and Johnny Gaudreau has 84.

Quenneville Still on the Fourth Line: Going back to Alex’s post on Saturday, John Quenneville has not made a dent in his stagnant position on the roster. While Eric Tangradi is slated to play somewhere around 15-17 minutes of hockey tonight, if his position on the second line holds, John Quenneville will be getting fourth line duties.

Since we Last Played them: The Calgary Flames went on a four game losing streak, followed by a win against the Vegas Golden Knights on Sunday, at a score of 6-3. The Flames are playing very streaky hockey, as since February 7th, they went on a four game losing streak (two SO), followed by a seven game winning streak, followed by that last four game losing streak. If the pattern holds, that would not bode well for the Devils on the ice.

Good News...Maybe?: Taylor Hall, according to John Hynes, may return by the end of the season. He has started skating as a part of his rehab from his knee surgery, and the best-case scenario of playing a game or two at season’s end is possible, according to the coach. He sounded more optimistic about Hischier than Jesper Bratt, who seems more likely to miss the whole rest of the season.

Your Thoughts: What do you think about tonight’s game? Do you think that the Devils will win, somehow? Will Tangradi snipe a goal top shelf? Will MacKenzie Blackwood stop 75 shots? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.