5 New Jersey Devils games we’re looking forward to the most in 2018-19

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Now, this is something that New Jersey Devils fans could never have dreamed of years ago. The club was granted the opportunity to play the Edmonton Oilers overseas in Gothenburg, Sweden, as a part of the NHL’s annual Global Series this October.

It’s a festive and exciting way to kick off the 2018-19 campaign and as the team’s season opener. Whether or not Jersey’s fans are present at the Scandinavium (arena) or not, it’s an opportunity to unite and embrace this once and a lifetime celebration for the sport of hockey.

There are a few notable headlines entering the Devils first ever “home game” that actually won’t be played in either New Jersey or New York (2014 Stadium Series at Yankee Stadium).

Former New Jersey first-round draft pick (2011), Adam Larsson, returns home to Sweden and as a member of the Edmonton Oilers. The contest will mark Larsson’s fifth career game against the Devils, and the former fourth-overall selection has chipped in two helpers in the process.


Yes, the Oilers’ Connor McDavid playing overseas is a top story, but it’s the fact that he’ll be facing off against his former teammate in Taylor Hall, and another fellow first-overall draft pick in Nico Hischier. Out of the three, Hischier is the only skater that’s from Europe; so the future superstar will receive a majority of the spotlight.

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This matchup could also foreshadow a potential Stanley Cup Final in the near future, as both teams are on the rise with promising futures. Time will only tell, but the Oilers and Devils currently have a number of notable ties with each other, which entails the makeup for a potential out of conference rivalry.