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Puck Previews: Flyers, Devils Game 2 minus Kovalchuk; Caps/Rangers song

Sean Leahy
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Preview: New Jersey Devils at Philadelphia Flyers, 7:30 p.m. ET. (Flyers lead series 1-0). The Devils try to salvage a road split before heading home for Games 3 and 4 without superstar Ilya Kovalchuk, who will miss tonight's game with a nagging "lower-body" injury. Or as NJ.com's Rich Chere reports via sources, a back injury. Rookie defenseman Adam Larsson will play for the first time since New Jersey's season finale against Ottawa on April 7. Meanwhile, if you were wondering what the t-shirt giveaway was tonight at Wells Fargo Center...

Evening Reading

• According to David Shoalts, an announcement regarding the sale of the St. Louis Blues is ready to happen, possibly as soon as the team's season ends. [Globe and Mail]

• The World Championships begin this weekend. Here is your Team USA preview. [United States of Hockey]

• College hockey may see players go from full facemasks to three-quarter shields if the AHCA have their way. [Bangor Daily News]

• Finally, did you know the Rangers-Capitals series had its own official song? Neither did we. Or Frank Sinatra.

Puck Buddy Comment of the Day: "yougottabejokinen" has a question about 24/7:

"Will there be more pugnacity, belligerence and truculence this season? Did I forget any Burke buzz words?"

Bold prediction: Danny Briere hat trick. Flyers down Devils 4-1.

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