Welcome to the second round of the playoffs. Call it the Metropolitan Division Finals. Call it the Eastern Conference Semi-finals. Either way, this is the eighth game of the 2023 New Jersey Devils playoff run. Our Favorite Team is in North Carolina and hoping to get off to a better start to this round than the last one.
The Matchup: The New Jersey Devils at Carolina Hurricanes (0-0 in series)
The Time: 7:00 PM ET
The Broadcast: National TV - ESPN, TVAS, SNE, SNO, SNP; Digital Audio - The Devils Hockey Network on Audacy
The Song of the Night: It is time. “Time to Understand,” as written and performed by The First Step from the What We Know album.
The T-Shirts from BreakingT: The folks at BreakingT have reached out to me to let you know that you can buy a Devils-related t-shirt celebrating what just happened. They just came out with three new ones. One about Jack Hughes. One about The Torpedo, Akira Schmid. And, my personal favorite of the three, one about the series win itself.
Go get yourself one before you indulge in this second round matchup with Carolina.
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!