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2021 Prospects Challenge Gamethread #1: New Jersey Devils vs. Buffalo Sabres

Those taking part in the New Jersey Devils rookie camp will play two games in Buffalo for the 2021 Prospect Challenge. Tonight is the first game, which is against the host team, Buffalo Sabres.

New Jersey Devils v Buffalo Sabres
Two performers from past Prospect Challenges from last season. Different people tonight, same jerseys.
Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images

Good evening. Tonight is the first of the two-game 2021 Prospect Challenge series for the New Jersey Devils. This is essentially pre-preseason hockey. The veterans report next week, which is when training camp will properly begin. The real preseason will begin at the end of the month (and with that, real previews and real recaps). Just enjoy the first hockey game played by people in Devils jerseys since May.

The Time: 7:00 PM ET

The Broadcast: This is an online-only tourney. The Devils’ official website will stream this game.

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

The Goal: No injuries and play well. Training camp and preseason games await so it is crucial for all involved to be able to participate in those events.

The Song of the Night: I do not really listen to a lot of technical death metal. That stated, “Bleed the Future” by Archspire from the album of the same name is impressive. On a technical level. It is like an intricate pile of madness in a song about alien birth, I think? Even the vocals are technical. And they claim to have a faster song than this on the album? How?

The Rules: As usual, keep it clean, respect your fellow Devils fan, and keep it relevant to the game. Go Devils.