The Time: 7:00 PM EDT
The Broadcast: TV - MSG+2
Both the Devils and Canadiens are in the bottom 5 of the standings. The Devils have 5 more points in the same amount of games played. Both teams have had terribly disappointing seasons. The Devils were expected to be competitive and push for a wild card spot. The Canadiens, while not expected to repeat their performance from last year, still did make it to the cup final, and I don’t think many people expected them to be in dead last for most of the season.
Last game was a 3-1 loss to the Rangers. You can read about it here. The Devils certainly need more offense than they had last game. 1 goal does not win you many games, especially with the goaltending the Devils have been getting.
As you probably already know, Jack Hughes is out for the season with a low-grade left MCL sprain after being hit by Wahlstrom. Yegor Sharangovich, who left Tuesday’s game early, is skating and a possibility for tonight. Vesey had imaging done on his leg yesterday, but no update yet. Bastian is expected to skate today but won’t play in the game.