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Schneider to start season opener

Wednesday, 10.2.2013 / 2:43 PM ET / News
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Schneider to start season opener
Schneider to start season opener


Martin Brodeur
's remarkable run of 18 straight starts in season openers for the New Jersey Devils will come to an end on Thursday against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh.

The team announced Wednesday that Cory Schneider would get the nod between the pipes. Brodeur is expected to be back in net for the team's home opener against the New York Islanders at Prudential Center on Friday.

Devils coach Peter DeBoer told reporters that he wanted to give his veteran goalie an extra day of rest following the recent passing of father, Denis. The elder Brodeur died on Sept. 26 at the age of 82. Following his dad's passing, Brodeur left the Devils to fly to Montreal and subsequently missed the team's final preseason game against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Brodeur had started every season opener for the Devils since 1994-95.

"I know I must have a streak, but I don't know how long it is," Brodeur said Tuesday. "It doesn’t matter. It's not a big thing. It's durability. I'm part of the lineup regardless."

Schneider, who was acquired by the Devils at the 2013 NHL Draft last June, had an impressive preseason with his new team. The 27-year-old finished 4-0-0 with a 0.30 goals-against average, .988 save percentage and one shutout in four appearances.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 75 16 27 -6 43
M. Cammalleri 68 27 15 2 42
P. Elias 69 13 21 -20 34
S. Gomez 58 7 27 -10 34
S. Bernier 67 16 16 2 32
T. Zajac 74 11 14 -3 25
A. Larsson 64 3 21 2 24
A. Greene 82 3 19 1 22
E. Gelinas 61 6 13 -2 19
M. Ryder 47 6 13 -1 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 26 31 9 .925 2.26
K. Kinkaid 6 5 4 .915 2.59