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It was about time the Devils got a break on goaltender Cory Schneider’s behalf.
With the Devils’ goal production again slowing to a trickle, it looked like Schneider was going to get only one goal of offensive support again Saturday night. Then, a Marek Zidlicky slap shot deflected in off the top of Travis Zajac’s left shoulder with 6:57 left in regulation to snap a tie and propel the Devils to a 2-1 win over the Islanders at Nassau Coliseum.
It was a well-earned victory for Schneider, who made 30 saves to snap his personal five-game winless streak (0-3-2). The Devils climbed back to NHL .500 (16-16-8) and can close out the first half of their season – and 2013 – a game over the break-even mark if they can beat Pittsburgh on Tuesday afternoon.
“I think we needed this as a group,” Schneider said. “It’s a big two points for us. We’ve been stringing some points here together, which is nice, but we couldn’t settle for one. I think we needed the two. For me personally, I want to win. ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Cory Schneider stopped 30 shots, and Travis Zajac scored the go-ahead goal with 6:57 left when the puck went in off his shoulder as the New Jersey Devils beat the New York Islanders 2-1 on Saturday night.
Zajac was credited with his seventh goal when a shot by Marek Zidlicky struck him when he stood in front of the net. Schneider earned his first win since Nov. 30 when he shut out...
Travis Zajac might never want to score a goal again after netting the most painful one of his career on Saturday night.
The New Jersey Devils forward scored the go-ahead goal with 6:57 remaining in the third period as he deflected a Marek Zidlicky slap shot off his face and into the back of the net. It was Zajac’s seventh goal of the season and one he probably won’t be forgetting...
Steve Bernier slid full speed into the end boards and had to leave practice Monday morning at AmeriHealth Pavilion as the Devils prepared for Tuesday's home matinee against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Bernier was taking on Marek Zidlicky one-on-one and cut to the outside when the two got tangled up. Bernier went down and slid hard into the end boards, head and shoulder first.
As a New York Rangers fan growing up just outside New York, Blue Jackets right wing Cam Atkinson had a fervent love-hate relationship with the New Jersey Devils.
That is, he had “the ultimate respect” for New Jersey goaltender Martin Brodeur, while loathing the Devils organization as one of the Rangers’ chief rivals. So what has happened in the past two games between the Blue...
A few days ago, I posted my Canadian Olympic Team. Today I post my American team. This is not my picks for who will be selected to the actual Olympic team. It's my picks for who I think should be on the team.
Ryan Miller Buffalo Sabres
Jonathan Quick Los Angeles Kings
Cory Schneider New Jersey Devils Continue reading "My US Olympic Team"