This is Game 2 of the second round. Our Favorite Team got rocked by Carolina in Game 1. They got a harsh reality check that the Canes are fast, attacking, supportive, and way better than Our Hated Rivals. Throw in some non-calls and it was a mess. Tonight has to be better to make it a competitive series going back to Newark this weekend.
The Matchup: The New Jersey Devils at Carolina Hurricanes (0-1 in series)
The Time: 8:00 PM ET
The Broadcast: National TV - TNT, SN, TVAS; Digital Audio - The Devils Hockey Network on Audacy
The Song of the Night: It is time - for revenge! Got to get back! I need some get back! Payback! From the Godfather of Soul, Mr. Dynamite, Soul Brother #1, the Hardest Working Man in Show Business, this is “The Payback” by James Brown.
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 the team’s first round victory. 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 as 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!