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Gamethread #8: New Jersey Devils at Buffalo Sabres

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January ends with the first back-to-back set of the season for the New Jersey Devils. It is a weekend with the Buffalo Sabres in Buffalo. This gamethread is for the first game of the set; Devils fans can discuss the game as it happens here.

Washington Capitals v Buffalo Sabres
Yes, Taylor Hall is a Sabre. Really. Here’s proof.
Photo by Sara Schmidle/NHLI via Getty Images

The New Jersey Devils will face the other new team to their division this season for the first time: the Buffalo Sabres. They have the Devils’ sole Hart Trophy winner in Taylor Hall. It will surely be a challenging matchup.

The Matchup: The New Jersey Devils vs. the Buffalo Sabres (SBN Blog: Die by the Blade)

The Time: 1:00 PM ET

The Broadcasts: TV - MSG+, MSG-Buffalo, Sportsnet, NHL Network; Digital Audio - The Devils Hockey Network (Radio.com)

The Song for the Afternoon: Buffalo has provided to the world one of the best hardcore bands of the 1990s: Snapcase. Their 1997 album Progression Through Unlearning is a highlight from start to finish. For the first back-to-back set, the songs will be from this album. This is “Zombie Prescription.”

The Rules: The rules remain the rules regardless of the Devils taking on Taylor Hall for the first time. 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!