Devils GameDay: NJ vs. TB, 7:30 PM, FSN NY, WFAN

Low Tech Preview for Tonight.

NJD Line Combos:


Vitaly Vishnevski – Paul Martin

Andy Greene – Karel Rachunek

Richard Matvichuk – Johnny Oduya

Forward Lines

LW Zach Parise C Travis Zajac RW Brian Gionta

LW Patrik Elias C Dainius Zubrus RW Nicklas Bergfors

LW John Madden C Rod Pelley RW Arron Asham

LW Jay Pandolfo C Sergei Brylin RW David Clarkson

According to Rich Chere.

Also, Kevin Weekes will backup Martin Broudeur tonight.

Keys to the Game:

1. Shut Down Both Offensive Lines. Keeping Richards, St. Louis and Lecavalier is likely the reason that the Madden-Pandolfo line has been split up. If they can neutralize both of their units, the Devils will have a shot at winning.

2. Forecheck. Put pressure on an already unstable defense, now without the injured Dan Boyle.

3. Put the Puck in the Net. Simple as that.

Prediction: Devils 3, Lightning 2.

About Derek Felix

Derek Felix is sports blogger whose previous experience included separate stints at ESPN as a stat researcher for NHL and WNBA telecasts. The Staten Island native also interned for or hockey historian Stan Fischler and worked behind the scenes for MSG as a production assistant on New Jersey Devil telecasts. An avid New York sports fan who enjoys covering events, writing, concerts, movies and the outdoors, Derek has covered consecutive Staten Island Yankees NY Penn League championships in '05 and '06. He also scored Berkeley Carroll high school basketball games from '06-14 and provided an outlet for the Park Slope school's student athletes. Hitting Back gives them the publicity they deserve. In his free time, he also attends Ranger games and is a loyal St. John's alum with a sports management degree. The Battle Of New York administrator and chief editor can be followed below on Twitter and Facebook.
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