It's been confirmed the New Jersey Devils will once again break out their retro green-infused sweaters for St. Patrick's Day this coming season.
Devils beat writer Tom Gulitti reported the news via his Fire & Ice blog on Sunday.
The Devils will once again wear their vintage red, green and white jerseys on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17, 2015) for their “Retro Night” game against the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins.
The Devils started the "holiday" tradition in 2010 when they first brought back a color scheme they hadn't worn since 1992.
They defeated the Penguins 5-2 in the uniform's debut on March 17, 2010 — but haven't won since when donning the throwbacks. In 2011, they played on the day after St. Patrick's Day and were shut out by the Capitals 3-0.
In 2012, it was a rematch against Pittsburgh where the Pens were victorious, 5-2. Having no games scheduled on March 17 or 18, 2013, New Jersey skipped their annual tradition during the lockout-shortened season.
Last spring, they hosted the Bruins on March 18 and lost again, this time 4-2. And let's not forget they wore the throwbacks for their Stadium Series game at Yankee Stadium in January. They were pummeled by the Rangers 7-3. So at this point, the Devils are 1-4 when wearing green. Luck — to make an appropriate pun — may not be on their side here.
On March 17, 2015, they'll host the Penguins on St. Patrick's Day for the third time in six seasons. And knowing that the Pens have a new gold third jersey in the works, how cool would it be to see both teams in the sweaters they wore in 1984?