There are some things that may work in our favor tonight. No Letang is a big loss for the Pens as he is one of their best coming out of the defensive zone. There should be opportunities for the Devils to establish their forecheck and work their cycling game. This is a game where the depth works out in our favor (hopefully).
I don't like some of the players being sat either... but I suspect that DeBoer's thought is with back-to-back games and then an extended road trip, rotating some players in and out of the lineup is a smart thing to do.