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2022-23 Gamethread #25: New Jersey Devils at Philadelphia Flyers

The New Jersey Devils return to Philadelphia to play the Flyers again. They lost their season opener there, 2-5, back in October. Much has changed. Will the Devils pay them back with a win tonight? Let us hope so; talk about it as it happens here.

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New Jersey Devils v Philadelphia Flyers
Ivan Provorov and the Flyers are tonight’s opponents.
Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images

Our Favorite Team returns to Philadelphia. The Second Rate Rivals dropped the Devils way back on October 13 in a 2-5 loss. Spirits were lowered. Hope faded for a bit. Since then, Our Favorite Team has soared while the Second Rate Rivals dropped to their level. Can revenge be achieved tonight? Let us hope so.

The Time: 7:00 PM ET

The Broadcast: TV - MSGSN, NBCP; Audio - The Devils Hockey Network

The Matchup: The New Jersey Devils at the Philadelphia Flyers (SBN Blog: Broad Street Hockey)

The Song of the Night: The only time the Second Rate Rivals raised the Cup was in the 1970s. Therefore, why not a song from the 1970s? Here is a fun story. James Brown wrote this song for the soundtrack to the movie Hell Up in Harlem, which was a sequel to Black Caesar - a movie Brown did do the soundtrack for in 1972 and released in early 1973, featuring the J.B.’s. The movie producers did not want it, though. They turned to Edwin Starr for the sequal’s soundtrack. Brown, never one to waste a good tune, decided to release it and title an album after it later in 1973. It is an absolute classic funk from Soul Brother #1, the Hardest Working Man in Show Business, the Godfather of Soul, and Mr. Dynamite: “The Payback.” Be careful of James. He may not know karate, but he knows ka-razor. (Not ka-razy.)

The Breaking T Promotion: The people at BreakingT have taken notice of the Devils this season. And, through their connection with SBN, you can support this site through ordering a Devils shirt through a link like this one. They now have a new shirt featuring your favorite Swiss captain, Nico Hischier.

Nico Hischier is THE Captain of your favorite hockey team.
Nico Hischier is THE Captain of your favorite hockey team.

The Rules: As usual for this site since the very beginning: Keep your comments clean (this means no swearing, don’t mask it, it’s not enough), respect your fellow Devils fan with no personal attacks, no illegal streams (this means no asking, no hints, no nothing about it) and please keep comments relevant to the game. Go Devils.