This is Game 5 of the second round. Our Favorite Team returns to Raleigh, North Carolina. They were whacked, waxed, and sent packing in two decisive losses at the PNC Arena last week. Now, they have a chance and a reason to make up for that tonight. If they do not: it is Over. Completely over. Welcome to life on the brink of elimination.
The Matchup: The New Jersey Devils at Carolina Hurricanes (1-3 in series)
The Time: 7:00 PM ET
The Broadcast: National TV - TNT, CBC, SN, TVAS; Digital Audio - The Devils Hockey Network on Audacy
The Songs of the Night: More Hatebreed is never a bad thing. From the self-titled album in 2009, this is “In Ashes They Shall Reap.” Fitting given the return to North Carolina.
Given that the Devils are in a win-or-go-home situation, I will repeat my cry from Game 7. If nothing else, Devils, make like Dark Angel and LEAVE SCARS.
The Rules: The rules remain the rules even as the Devils are in the playoffs. Please keep your comments clean (this means no swearing! 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!