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Preseason Gamethreads #1 & 2: New Jersey Devils vs. Boston & at Montreal

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Preseason games begin tonight for the New Jersey Devils. The team will split up and play dual games. One group will be at The Rock in Newark and host the Boston Bruins. The other will head up to Montreal to play the Canadiens. This post is a place to discuss both games as they happen.

NHL: SEP 17 Preseason - Devils at Canadiens
Devils! Canadiens! And at the same time in Newark, Bruins!
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Most of the New Jersey Devils will take to the ice in a split-squad set of games tonight. One group will be in Newark to play Boston. The other will be up in Montreal. This is the first night of preseason hockey for the team. Let’s see how it works out for those involved.

The Matchups: The New Jersey Devils vs. the Boston Bruins (SBN Blog: Stanley Cup of Chowder) and The New Jersey Devils at the Montreal Canadiens (SBN Blog: Eyes on the Prize)

The Times: 7:00 PM ET in New Jersey for the Boston game, 7:00 PM ET in Montreal for the road game.

The Broadcasts: TV - TSN2 & RDS for the Devils-Montreal game; Legal Stream - NJD.TV for the Devils-Boston game, for local markets. Digital Audio - The Devils Hockey Network.

The Songs for the Night: Two games. Two songs.

For the Devils-Boston game in Newark, I am thinking of something like “Rage of Discipline” the title track that opens the 2005 album by Righteous Jams.

For the Devils-Montreal in Quebec, I am thinking of the album closer “Reinventing Ron Hextall (I Don’t Want to Say Goodbye)” from Fire Works by The Sainte Catherines.

The Rules: The rules remain the rules even when there is more than one exhibition game. Please keep your comments clean, legal (read: no streams, no links to streams, no asking for streams, no streams, I’m sorry but this is out of my hands so 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 games. Thank you for reading. Go Devils in New Jersey and in Montreal!