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2022-23 Gamethread #27: New Jersey Devils vs. New York Islanders

The New Jersey Devils host the less odious NYC-area team, the New York Islanders, tonight. The Devils beat them 4-1 with 3 goals from 42 shots on Ilya Sorokin. Tonight may not go as well given how strong the Isles have played. We shall see as we discuss the game as it happens in this post.

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New Jersey Devils v New York Islanders
The New Jersey Devils pounded Ilya Sorokin with shots and put three past him back in October. Something tells me that will not necessarily happen again.
Photo by Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images

This is not the first meeting between Our Favorite Team and the more preferred local opponent from Long Island compared to Our Hated Rivals. October 20, 2022 was a good night where in Ilya Sorokin faced 42 shots and was beaten three times. Given his and his team’s performances since then, something tells me tonight will not be so easy to repeat that.

The Time: 7:00 PM ET

The Broadcast: TV - MSGSN, MSGSN2; Audio - The Devils Hockey Network

The Matchup: The New Jersey Devils vs. the New York Islanders (SBN Blog: Lighthouse Hockey)

The Song of the Night: Scowl has absolutely rose up in the scene. Opening for Limp Bizkit? Getting a shoutout from Post Malone and Hayley Williams? Playing at a Sonic in south NJ? The album How Flowers Grow is a good place to start as any. I’ll suggest the short “Idle Roaring Room.” If it sounds like the vocalist is especially angry, then that is kind of their thing. Everything from Scowl is angry-sounding. The band is called Scowl, after all.

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.