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2023 Playoffs Gamethread #5: New Jersey Devils vs. Our Hated Rivals

This is Game 5. In a tied series, it is now a Best of 3 between the New Jersey Devils and Our Hated Rivals, the New York Rangers. A Devils win would not only be the first home win of the series, but a critical one to win it all. Support the Devils as they play in this post, a Gamethread.

New Jersey Devils v New York Rangers - Game Four
More of this please.
Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

This is Game 5. The series is tied at 2-2. Essentially, this is the start of a new series. Two wins are all that is needed. This is a chance for Our Favorite Team to right the very wrongs of Games 1 and 2. And to do so at The Rock, a far superior arena than the one in Manhattan. Likewise, the brink awaits for the losers. The pressure will only be larger and more present from here on out.

The Matchup: The New Jersey Devils vs. Our Hated Rivals (2-2 in the series)

The Time: 7:30 PM ET

The Broadcast: National TV - ESPN2, SN360, TVAS2; Local TV - MSGSN (MSG for the other side); Digital Audio - The Devils Hockey Network on Audacy

The Song of the Night: I used this before but it is worth repeating. Especially since they actually played at the Rock on the lower concourse during intermissions at the Devils win over Buffalo on April 11. The band is Oceans of Illusions. They are from New Jersey. They play deathcore. They had an album come out in 2022, Unrecognizable. This is “Ümvelt.”

The Rules: The rules remain the rules even as the Devils are in the playoffs. Please keep your comments clean (this means no swearing!), legal (read: no streams, no links to streams, no asking for streams, no streams, no streams), and about the game itself. Other scores are OK, but let’s make sure the comments here are primarily about the Devils and this game. Also, let’s respect each other, there’s no need for drama or unwelcome nature of any sort. This is a game thread, let’s focus on the game. Play nice with each other or you will not play at all. Thank you for reading. Go Devils!