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Gamethread #73: New Jersey Devils at Arizona Coyotes

The New Jersey Devils will face two teams beneath them in the standings on this road trip. Tonight is the first: the Arizona Coyotes. Who beat the Devils earlier this season. Who also have nothing to play. Talk about this tanking matchup in this post, a Gamethread.

Arizona Coyotes v New Jersey Devils
Can Ryan Graves handle Nick Schmaltz? We shall see?
Photo by Rich Graessle/Getty Images

There are 10 games left. Our Favorite Team continues their road trip. This late night affair is against one of the two bottom-feeding teams on the schedule. If Sherman Abrams wants to see his dream come true, then you know he’s cheering for the opponent. Who is also a really Bad team. And also has a regulation win over the Devils this season. Really.

The Matchup: The New Jersey Devils at the Arizona Coyotes (SBN Blog: Five for Howling)

The Time: 10:00 PM ET

The Broadcasts: TV - MSG+, BSAZX; Digital Audio - The Devils Hockey Network (Access through NHL.com)

The Song for the Night: Hüsker Dü has never shied away of discussing negative feelings in their songs. Doubt, confusion, concern, and sadness have been prominent themes, especially as their career progressed in the 1980s. Their album Candy Apple Grey really marks a shift away from their punk ways from their Metal Circus EP and the seminal Zen Arcade album. But the darkness is there from the Minnesotan trio. The tune may sound upbeat, but the lyrics to “I Don’t Know for Sure” are not. It is fitting for two really bad hockey teams who have the obligation to play a game that counts in the standings in April.

Oh, and for those of the Abrams persuasion or a fan of an urinating tree, you can call this a Tank Bowl and rock out to this classic by John Tesh.

The Rules: The rules remain the rules regardless of the fact that the game is really Devils-Coyotes in mid-April. Please keep your comments clean, legal (read: no illegal streams, no links to illegal streams, no asking for illegal streams, no illegal 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!