Game Preview – Game 60: Your New Jersey Devils vs. Vancouver Canucks
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New Jersey Devils (35-20-4, 74 points) vs. Vancouver Canucks (39-16-6, 84 points)
7:00 PM EST
Radio: WFAN 660 AM
Tonight is the only match-up between the Devils and the Canucks this season. The last time these two teams met, Roberto Luongo stole the show and outdueled Martin Brodeur, 3-0. However, Corey Schneider is in goal tonight for Vancouver, so there will be no goalie rematch this time.
Somebody call 9-1-1:
With a win against the Maple Leafs on Tuesday night, the Devils are now 9-1-1 since the All-Star Break, and continue to gain ground in the Eastern Conference. They are tied in points with the Bruins with 74, and are just 7 points behind the 1st place Rangers.
The top line of Ilya Kovalchuk, Adam Henrique and Zach Parise continue to provide pivotal scoring during games. David Clarkson also continues to find the back of the net for New Jersey and is currently second on the team in goals scored, with 23.
New Jersey has scored the first goal of the game in a club record nine straight and have compiled a 7-2-0 record in the process.
The Devils will honor Mike Emrick tonight, with a ceremony before the game. The Hall of Fame broadcaster, will receive a number of awards and give a speech during the ceremony. MSG+ will provide exclusive coverage of the event starting at 6:30 pm, with Devils Game Night.
Projected Devils Lineup:
Parise (C) – Henrique – Kovalchuk (A)
Sykora – Elias (A) – Clarkson
Ponikarovsky – Zubrus – Bernier
Boulton – Josefson – Palmieri
Greene – Fayne
Salvador – Volchenkov
Taormina – Foster
The Latest on the Vancouver Canucks:
The Canucks are coming off a 4-3 shootout win against the Detroit Red Wings, snapping their 23 game win streak at home. It was also the Canucks league leading 21st road win of the season.
Projected Canucks Lineup:
D. Sedin – H. Sedin – Burrows
Booth – Kesler – Raymond
Hansen – Hodgson – Higgins
Weise – Malhotra – Lapierre
Hamhuis – Bieksa
Edler – Salo
Rome – Tanev
Posted on February 24, 2012, in Devils Army, Devils Army Generals, Game Preview, New Jersey Devils, New Jersey Devils Fans, NHL, Prudential Center, Social Media, The Rock and tagged Doc Emerick, Doc Night, New Jersey Devils, Prudential Center, Vancouver Canucks. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.