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Schneider to start preseason finale

Thursday, 09.26.2013 / 12:47 PM ET / News
By Eric Marin
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Schneider to start preseason finale
Schneider to start preseason finale


Cory Schneider
will get the start in goal for tonight's preseason finale against the Flyers at Prudential Center.

The Devils (3-2) are looking to close out the exhibition on a high note before beginning the regular season in Pittsburgh on Thursday.

"I think this isn't about one game, it's about the body of work and the entire camp," head coach Peter DeBoer said. "For me, I'm at the point now where I'm spending a lot of time looking at our team game and our systems and chemistry between guys."

Schneider has allowed just one goal in the preseason while stopping 70 of 71 shots he's faced. On Tuesday, his shutout streak reached 158:29 before he allowed a goal to Kimmo Timonen in Tuesday's 2-1 win in Philadelphia.

Schneider know the real test doesn't start until next week, when the games will count.

"It's not an indicator as to how the season's going to go, by any means," Schneider said. "It's just way too long a year and too many ups and downs. But it's better than starting the year not with your best game."

DeBoer knew what the Devils were getting when they acquired Schneider over the summer.

"He's come as advertised," DeBoer said. "I don't think there's any surprise. He's had an excellent preseason, but we knew we were getting a world-class goalie."

Martin Brodeur
was expected to start the finale, but will miss tonight's game (personal reasons).

Here are tonight's projected lines:

Ryane Clowe
- Travis Zajac - Damien Brunner
Dainius Zubrus - Andrei Loktionov - Steve Bernier
Rostislav Olesz - Adam Henrique - Michael Ryder
Jacob Josefson - Stephen Gionta - Cam Janssen

Bryce Salvador - Marek Zidlicky
Andy Greene - Adam Larsson
Anton Volchenkov - Peter Harrold

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
5 PIT 75 41 23 11 207 188 93
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 69 16 24 -3 40
M. Cammalleri 62 25 13 3 38
P. Elias 63 11 21 -16 32
S. Gomez 52 7 24 -7 31
S. Bernier 61 13 14 3 27
T. Zajac 68 11 12 -4 23
A. Larsson 58 3 19 3 22
A. Greene 76 3 18 3 21
M. Ryder 47 6 13 -1 19
E. Gelinas 56 6 11 -3 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 26 28 8 .928 2.19
K. Kinkaid 5 5 3 .918 2.47