It feels like a really strange night tonight. The Devils don’t exactly excite anyone, and there’s so much other stuff happening around the Sabres it really feels like this game is an afterthought. They players are all answering questions about their injured goalie, the injured goalie is snarking at the media, and some of the media is snarking right back (looking at you, Sully). Add in a few other injuries (Cody McCormick is out, Corey Tropp is back), a goalie ‘controversy’ now on simmer thanks to the concussion, the return of Tyler Myers (Grags sits) and you’re one ring short of a circus.
The Devils might have Kovalchuk back tonight if he feels OK during the pregame activities. New Jersey played in Boston last night, losing on a late goal, so for once Buffalo will be (slightly) more well rested. Enroth is firmly entrenched in the net, though I’m curious about what happens this weekend. It’s a 7:30pm Versus game, though Dave Strader is calling it and he’s solid. We do get more Pierre though, so look for Rob Ray to ‘accidently’ elbow him in between the benches tonight if he starts close-talking. Let’s go.