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Devils Game Preview: Devils Invade Emerald City to Face Kraken

The Devils are 4-1-0 in their last five games whereas the Kraken are 0-4-1.

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The New Jersey Devils (sort of) got their four-game road trip off on the right foot following a 6-5 victory over the Vancouver Canucks. For the most part, it was a Devils game we’re more familiar with as they looked like themselves on Tuesday. New Jersey is looking to build on their successes tonight in Seattle against a team that’s lost five straight games.

Let’s dive into tonight’s Devils game against the Kraken.

How to Watch

Time: 10:30 PM      Watch/Stream: ESPN      Listen: DEVILS HOCKEY NET

Projected Devils Lineup

Forwards

Erik Haula – Jack Hughes – Tyler Toffoli

Ondrej Palat – Nico Hischier – Jesper Bratt

Timo Meier – Dawson Mercer – Alexander Holtz

Curtis Lazar – Michael McLeod – Nathan Bastian

Defensemen

Jonas Siegenthaler – Simon Nemec

Kevin Bahl – John Marino

Luke Hughes – Colin Miller

Goaltenders

Akira Schmid

Vitek Vanecek

Projected Kraken Lineup

Forwards

Tye Kartye – Matty Beniers – Jordan Eberle

Jared McCann – Alexander Wennberg – Brandon Tanev

Eeli Tolvanen – Yanni Gourde – Oliver Bjorkstrand

Max McCormick – Pierre Edouard-Bellemare – Kailer Yamamoto

Defensemen

Vince Dunn – Adam Larsson

Jamie Oleksiak – William Borgen

Brian Dumoulin – Justin Schultz

Goaltenders

Joey Daccord

Philipp Grubauer

Last Game

The Hughes Cup went in favor of the Devils, but not before the Vancouver Canucks made a late-game push to make things interesting. Jack Hughes collected three points scoring a goal and two assists and Luke Hughes netted a goal of his own. Quinn Hughes collected two assists en route to a three-goal third period for the Canucks, attempting to mount a comeback. However, it was Jesper Bratt who scored the opening and closing goal of Tuesday night’s contest that sealed the deal with 33 seconds remaining in regulation for New Jersey. Vitek Vanecek made 28 saves in the 6-5 victory.

Player to Watch

Timo Meier has been back for two games, turning in some underwhelming results. However, Meier has enjoyed a fair bit of success against the Kraken in the franchise’s young tenure. In five games against the Emerald City’s team, Meier has netted four goals. Look for him to try and turn the corner on his season tonight in Seattle.

Devils vs. Kraken

According to the Devils PR, “The Devils and Seattle face-off for the first of two matchups this season:

Next: vs Seattle, Feb. 12, 7:00 P.M. E.T.

The Devils were 1-0-1 vs Seattle last season.

ALL-TIME vs SEA

Record: 2-0-2
Home: 2-0-0
Road: 0-0-2

SINCE 1982-83…

The most goals that the Devils earned in a single game vs Seattle is four, which was earned on Oct. 19, 2021, in a 4-2 win at Prudential Center.

The most goals that the team allowed in a game in a game vs Seattle is four, which was logged on Jan. 19, 2023, in a 4-3 overtime loss at Seattle.

The most shots that Jersey earned in a single game vs Seattle is 33, which was earned in a 4-2 win on Oct. 19, 2021 at Prudential
Center.

The most shots that the Devils allowed against the Kraken is 40, which was logged in a 4-3 overtime loss on Jan. 19, 2023, at Seattle.

There has never been a shutout recorded for both teams against each other.”

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Sat. Dec. 9, at CGY, 4:00 P.M. E.T.
Sun. Dec. 10, at EDM, 4:00 P.M. E.T.
Wed., Dec, 13, vs BOS, 7:30 P.M. E.T.
Sat., Dec. 16, at CBJ, 7:00 P.M. E.T.
Sun. Dec. 17, vs ANA, 7:00 P.M. E.T.

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