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Todd Cordell
New Jersey Devils
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 09.05.2011

Apr 7 @ 11:56 AM ET
bigjersey3
Season Ticket Holder
New Jersey Devils
Location: Jackson, NJ
Joined: 09.30.2013

Apr 7 @ 12:02 PM ET
Kind of odd to be able to have the luxury of resting players bc it's almost playoffs and not just another end of the season...
Devilspep87
New Jersey Devils
Location: Devils Land, NJ
Joined: 05.05.2017

Apr 7 @ 12:03 PM ET
It'll be a miracle if the Devils win with that lineup. That said I suppose it's a good idea to give some of the horses a rest. Can't say I won't be dissapointed that Hall won't get a chance to notch 40 and add to his terrific season.
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Apr 7 @ 12:17 PM ET
It'll be a miracle if the Devils win with that lineup. That said I suppose it's a good idea to give some of the horses a rest. Can't say I won't be dissapointed that Hall won't get a chance to notch 40 and add to his terrific season.
- Devilspep87


The blue skirts aren’t going to help us and beat Philly plus Washington’s a tough matchup for us anyway. I think it’s a good coaching move.

I think this will but Nico as started every game, which is remarkable.
Iggysbff
Edmonton Oilers
Location: Peter Chiarelli is a fking moron, Calgary, AB
Joined: 07.12.2012

Apr 7 @ 12:38 PM ET
Just get Hallsy one more goal please.
rawwdogg88
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 06.18.2013

Apr 7 @ 12:44 PM ET
Jimmy Hayes and Drew Stafford will the the first and second stars of the game tonight. They'll parlay that into 4 year, 20 mill extensions with the Devils in the off season.
smellmyfinger
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.28.2011

Apr 7 @ 1:05 PM ET
Just get Hallsy one more goal please.
- Iggysbff



He's not playing, Devils mailing it in. Welcome to wild card spot #2, Flyers playing the Rags.
willschulme
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.06.2013

Apr 7 @ 1:31 PM ET
Nico will put up 7 points tonight
redmonsters
New Jersey Devils
Location: NY
Joined: 06.23.2015

Apr 7 @ 1:33 PM ET
I understand resting players, but the Devs are still playing for something and not the Caps - why aren't the caps sitting significant players?
Mewsik2myears
New Jersey Devils
Location: Just Win Baby, NJ
Joined: 08.29.2013

Apr 7 @ 2:27 PM ET
I understand resting players, but the Devs are still playing for something and not the Caps - why aren't the caps sitting significant players?



I asked the same exact question.... I get Ovi is going for all 82 games and scoring lead and such.... but could you IMAGINE if he got hurt tonight (not at all wishing it, just saying)? How could a coach defend that?
Devils314
New Jersey Devils
Location: NY
Joined: 08.16.2016

Apr 7 @ 2:44 PM ET
I don’t get why Hynes isn’t icing the best possible lineup I know we can’t get home ice advantage but if we finish in the 2nd wild card we very well might play Boston which they should be trying to avoid
Mewsik2myears
New Jersey Devils
Location: Just Win Baby, NJ
Joined: 08.29.2013

Apr 7 @ 2:49 PM ET
I don’t get why Hynes isn’t icing the best possible lineup I know we can’t get home ice advantage but if we finish in the 2nd wild card we very well might play Boston which they should be trying to avoid
- Devils314


More has to go right for Boston for that to happen than not. Granted Hall could (God forbid) get hurt in game #1 just as easily, but at least it would be in a game that actually meant something. Hopefully the point is moot if the Rangers can give Philadelphia fans a heart attack with a regulation loss (meaning we can't drop) and have Florida setup for being 2 wins away from making playoffs....
vlongo4419
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 07.31.2013

Apr 7 @ 2:57 PM ET
I don’t get why Hynes isn’t icing the best possible lineup I know we can’t get home ice advantage but if we finish in the 2nd wild card we very well might play Boston which they should be trying to avoid
- Devils314


Well boston needs some help for that to happen, if Tampa beats Carolina tonight then they clinch #1 seed, doesn't matter what Boston does
archromat
Location: Moncton, NB
Joined: 01.16.2012

Apr 7 @ 5:49 PM ET
This is questionable to sit players... position matters.
TRDevil
New Jersey Devils
Location: Toms River, NJ
Joined: 04.04.2014

Apr 7 @ 6:57 PM ET
This is questionable to sit players... position matters.
- archromat


I dont mind so much. It keeps a few key players from getting injured, and it shows they aren't afraid of any matchup that may come. It also gives Cory a game where if he loses it wont be a total confidence killer because he's behind a watered down lineup.

It also gives them no recent real time Devs-vs-Caps matchup footage to review before a series if that matters at all.
Pomegrant
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 01.18.2010

Apr 7 @ 7:02 PM ET
You rest players if you think that all of the match ups are the same. But I don't think we're in such a good position that we just don't care.
bigjersey3
Season Ticket Holder
New Jersey Devils
Location: Jackson, NJ
Joined: 09.30.2013

Apr 7 @ 7:16 PM ET
Sheesh🤬
Pomegrant
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 01.18.2010

Apr 7 @ 7:18 PM ET
I feel bad for Cory. Ovechkin is out there trying to get to 50 and we're phoning it in.
smellmyfinger
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.28.2011

Apr 7 @ 7:30 PM ET
You rest players if you think that all of the match ups are the same. But I don't think we're in such a good position that we just don't care.
- Pomegrant



Glad they didn’t sit Nico. Playing 82 games and finishing with 20 goals as a rookie has to be a nice confidence boost.
Pomegrant
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 01.18.2010

Apr 7 @ 7:44 PM ET
Glad they didn’t sit Nico. Playing 82 games and finishing with 20 goals as a rookie has to be a nice confidence boost.
- smellmyfinger

He's playing very well tonight as well. Shows that he can carry play away from Hall as well.
willschulme
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.06.2013

Apr 7 @ 8:32 PM ET
Boston it is then
Iggysbff
Edmonton Oilers
Location: Peter Chiarelli is a fking moron, Calgary, AB
Joined: 07.12.2012

Apr 7 @ 8:51 PM ET
Cmon boys you gotta pull this one out!
Pomegrant
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 01.18.2010

Apr 7 @ 9:01 PM ET
this Zacha line has a thing going.
Devils4ever
New Jersey Devils
Location: East Newark, NJ
Joined: 10.24.2013

Apr 7 @ 9:06 PM ET
What's been going on with Schneider recently? He's been pretty bad in the games he's been in.
smellmyfinger
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.28.2011

Apr 7 @ 9:06 PM ET
Ovechkin gonna get the empty netter for #50 to close the game.
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