The Time: 7:00 PM ET
The Broadcast: TV - MSG+2
These Damn’ Isles:
To say the Devils have been bad against the Islanders would be understating just how ineffective the team has been. In the season series, the Devils sit at a paltry 1-4-1, with the only win being a result of a Scott Wedgewood masterclass.
While the scores in these games haven’t been awful, this is more a result of how the Islanders choose to play, where they choose to sit tight on defense and hold their own zone once they acquire a lead. Hopefully, the Devils can find a way to break through this tough Islanders defense and remain competitive throughout.
Welcoming Some Old Faces:
Today will be the first time the Devils face Kyle Palmieri and Travis Zajac. The two have admittedly struggled with the Islanders, with Palmieri recording only 1 goal and 2 assists through 14 games and Zajac and only 1 goal and 1 assist through 12 games. Part of this can be attributed to reduced roles on stronger teams, but nevertheless us as Devils fans should be excited to see them play again.
I believe the Devils lines, parring any injuries or returns, will look the same as the previous game.
Kuokkanen - Hughes - Sharangovich
Zacha - Hischier - Bratt
Wood - McLeod - Bastian
Studenic - Boqvist - Merkley
Murray - Severson
Butcher - Carrick
Bahl - Tennyson
I would guess Blackwood is starting
The Islanders lines may look like this
Beauvillier - Nelson - Bailey
Palmieri - Pageau - Wahlstrom
Dal Colle - Zajac - Eberle
Johnston - Cizikas - Clutterbuck
Pelech - Pulock
Leddy - Mayfield
Greene - Dobson
Who will score today for the Devils? What are you looking for in this team? Let me know in the comments below, and take care!