The New Jersey Devils will skate for the final time this season later today. They will face off against their Hudson River rival, the New York Rangers, at Madison Square Garden. Here’s what to look for in today’s matinée.
NJD: 19-18-10 (48 points, eliminated from playoff contention)
NYR: 25-18-4 (54 points, clinched playoff spot- can finish sixth, seventh, or eighth in the Eastern Conference)
NJD: 1-2-0 (2/6 possible points earned)
NYR: 2-1-0 (4/6 possible points earned)
February 5 @ NJD: NJD 3 NYR 1
March 19 @ NJD: NYR 3 NJD 2
April 21 @ NYR: NYR 4 NJD 1
NJD: 2.34 GF/G, 2.51 GA/G
NYR: 2.60 GF/G, 2.30 GA/G
NJD: 16.3 PP%, 80.4 PK%
NYR: 16.3 PP%, 80.6 PK%
Radio: Bloomberg 1130 AM
Today’s 3:00 game is sure to be the usual dog fight, and although the Devils cannot play spoiler, I expect them to come out aggressive and ready to play. Tune in today for the last time in a few months as the Devils season will be over before the sun sets today.