New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider doesn't plan to get emotional about his return to Vancouver on Tuesday night when he'll share the spotlight with former teammate Roberto Luongo.
''We're there less than 24 hours. Gotta play a game, gotta win a game. I'm not going to get all nostalgic,'' Schneider said Monday.
He'll get the start against the Canucks since teammate Martin Brodeur was tabbed to start for New Jersey on Monday night against the Oilers.
Schneider took the Vancouver starting job from Luongo last season. When the Canucks found they couldn't trade Luongo they turned around and sent Schneider to the Devils last June for the 10th pick in the 2013 draft.
Now the two will go head to head at Rogers Arena. While players usually like to insist it's team versus team, Schneider admits he'll be trying to outplay Luongo.
''Sure I am,'' he said before Monday night's game in Edmonton. ''It's not me versus him, but generally you want to be better than the other guy.''