It's Take Your Dad to Work Week for the Devils as they are in Washington, D.C. to take on the Capitals tonight. Here's what you need to know:
1) If you watched Devils All-Access on Facebook Live yesterday, you know what awesome tidbit our guest Randy Wood told us about his son, Miles. In case you missed it, ten years ago Miles sent Alex Ovechkin a hockey card with a SASE and asked him to sign it. In his request, he also told Ovechkin that if he didn't send it back, he'd check him the first chance he got when he made it to the NHL. Miles never got the card back and today is the first time he will face him. We'll see if Miles lives up to his promise tonight on NBCSN at 7 p.m.
2) There was discussion of inviting the moms on the trip this year, but the dads were 2-0 on last year's trip so the team went with the "hot hand." As Big Sevo (Doug Severson) said, "We'll see what happens next year when we go 2-0 this week, too!"
3) Some lineup notes for you, Taylor Hall is out tonight with a lower body injury unrelated to his previous knee injury and is day-to-day. Vern Fiddler is out 3-4 weeks with a lower body injury and has been placed on injured reserve. Luke Gazdic has been recalled and joined the team last night in Washington. Jacob Josefson has been skating with the team, but while he's on this trip to Washington (with his soon-to-be father-in-law as his guest) he has not yet been taken off IR and the roster currently stands at 22 players.
Our game day coverage will be slightly different today so we can chat more with some of the fathers on the trip, so be sure to tune in to Devils All-Access on Facebook Live all day!!
Programming Note: Two Devils prospects will go head-to-head this afternoon at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship in Toronto as Joey Anderson and Team USA faceoff with Yegor Rykov and Team Russia. Both teams are 2-0 against Slovakia and Denmark. Puck drops at 3:30 p.m. on NHL Network.