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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 - NYR 73 47 19 7 224 168 101
2 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
3 TBL 75 46 22 7 244 194 99
4 NYI 75 44 26 5 228 208 93
5 PIT 74 40 23 11 204 186 91
6 DET 73 39 22 12 212 201 90
7 WSH 74 40 24 10 215 182 90
8 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
9 BOS 74 36 25 13 195 193 85
10 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
11 PHI 75 30 29 16 196 216 76
12 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
13 CBJ 73 34 35 4 198 228 72
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 67 16 24 -2 40
M. Cammalleri 60 25 12 5 37
S. Gomez 50 7 24 -7 31
P. Elias 61 10 20 -16 30
S. Bernier 59 13 14 3 27
T. Zajac 66 11 12 -2 23
A. Larsson 56 3 19 3 22
A. Greene 74 3 17 5 20
M. Ryder 47 6 13 -1 19
E. Gelinas 54 6 11 -2 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 26 27 8 .928 2.19
K. Kinkaid 5 4 3 .919 2.42