The ticket contest is now closed.
Game 31. First meeting of the year in the Battle of the Hudson.
Last of three in a row on the road, and start of three in four nights, and a big rivalry week, with Islanders coming to MSG Thursday and Monday, and Flyers coming in on Festivus Friday.
Looks like Stu Bickel and Tim Erixon in for Steve Eminger (shoulder) and Jeff Woywitka (foot), though Woywitka will be a game-time decision (after warmups presumably). Sean Avery will likely be prucha’d again. Artem Anisimov also returns, so Erik Christensen should also be prucha’d.
Patrik Elias out for the Devils, who have won four in a row and are the kings of the breakaway competition they sometimes hold after hockey games end.
Henrik Lundqvist vs. Martin Brodeur.