DAB Pregame: Devils Look To End Road Struggles Against Capitals

The New Jersey Devils are looking to end their road struggles tonight. -NBC Sports

Game day is upon us once again Devils Army. The New Jersey Devils travel down to our nation’s capital to take on the Washington Capitals. It is no secret that the Devils have had their issues on the road. Michael McLeod is up from Binghamton, and we will see what impact he can make. It is sure to be a very interesting game so let’s get right into it.

Lineups

Projected Devils Lines

Hall-Hischier-Bratt
Johansson-Zacha-Palmieri
Seney-Zajac-Colemen
Boyle-McLeod-Wood

Greene-Severson
Mueller-Vatanen
Butcher-Lovejoy

Kinkaid

Capitals Projected Lines

Ovechkin-Backstrom-Wilson
Vrana-Kuznetsov-Connolly
Burakovsky-Eller-DSP
Stephenson-Dowd-Jaskin

Kempny-Carlson
Orlov-Niskanen
Djoos-Bowey

Holtby

Players to Watch

John Carlson… The New Jersey-raised native is healthy and ready to continue his incredibly hot start to the season. The 28-year-old has 26 points in 23 games, 21 of them being assists. He has done an even better job of improving his stick handling skills from what was easily the best season of his career last season. He now has a max contract and is on pace to have an even better season. Expect him to have a huge impact at the point.

Keith Kinkaid… It is no secret that the Devils goaltenders have been very inconsistent this season, especially when they are not at the Prudential Center. So there is a lot of weight on Kinkaid’s shoulders to potentially steal a big game on the road. Kinkaid is the number one right now, so it is up to him at the moment to keep the puck out of the net.

What to Watch

Look for this game to have a very fast pace to it in the early stages. This could present a lot of problems for the Devils early on, as they have had some rough first periods lately. If we are being honest here, the Devils have struggled against everybody they face and I predict this will continue. Take the Capitals to win by a final of 4-1.

Statement Games

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Total Goals UNDER 5.5

Damon Severson will play UNDER 22 minutes.

When/Where to Watch

7:00 PM MSG+

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