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Did Cory Schneider play the puck illegally?
The Wings put the game out of reach by making the score 3-1 with a Tatar goal just off the faceoff.
First Jonas Gustavsson with the behind the back save..
In the same game, Cory Schneider comes up with a 'sweater' save, watch it below...
Notice, the 'f' word is clearly heard...
from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,
Devils goaltender Cory Schneider said this morning he is “very surprised” he is not starting tonight’s game against the Carolina Hurricanse and “frustrated” that he’s in the same situation again where he’s not playing often.
Martin Brodeur will start his third consecutive game tonight and for the 11th time in the last 15 games.
“Marty’s playing well, he’s going good,” Schneider said. “So, you’ll have to ask coach.”
Schneider, 27, was in a similar situation the last three seasons in Vancouver where he shared a net with Roberto Luongo. It’s clear he was hoping things would be better for him after he was traded to the Devils on June 30, even with the 41-year-old Future Hall of Famer Brodeur still on the team.
“It’s Groundhog Day for me,” Schneider said. “I can’t seem to escape it. I’m just trying to work hard and do what I can. I’d just like to see the ice a bit more is all.”
from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,
Goaltender Martin Brodeur and the Devils had a scare with 1:31 remaining in tonight’s 2-1 loss in San Joses when Brodeur was struck in the back of the neck wit the puck while diving to stop a Brent Burns shot. Brodeur lay motionless on his back for about a minute before finally getting up to his knees. He eventually got up and remained in the game.
“It was more of a kind of electric shock through my body,” Brodeur explained. “It was kind of a little numbness everywhere. It went really quick through my legs and feet and fingers. I wasn’t sure. I never felt that before, so that’s why I didn’t move. When I got up, I was a little dizzy, but I guess it’s normal when you go through a little experience like that.”
Watch below as Brodeur takes the puck to the back of his neck...
from Tom Gulitti of The Record,
"I haven't scored in 10 games, so it's maybe not that surprising," Brunner said. "I think I've just got to work harder. That's just a standard quote, but I have to start moving better, support the puck better, maybe make some plays. But I think the main part is to stay positive here."
Mattias Tedenby, who had been a healthy scratch the three previous games, took Brunner's spot in the lineup. Brunner has seen his ice time slip as he's struggled to produce.
He played only 12:48 in the Devils' 4-3 overtime victory in Anaheim on Wednesday night, in which they rallied from a 3-2 deficit with Jaromir Jagr's tying goal with 1:01 left in regulation and Travis Zajac's winner 1:58 into overtime.
Brunner did not get on the ice in overtime and played just 3:34 in the third period.
"Some guys have to get on the board offensively because the other parts of their game aren't as strong," Devils coach Pete DeBoer said. "He's an offensive player. He has to be producing offense."
from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Maik,
New Jersey was better in the third and it was 1-1 heading into overtime, when Jagr produced the game winner, a milestone on two important fronts. It was the 690th goal of Jagr’s illustrious NHL career, which tied him for ninth on the all-time goal-scoring list with his former boss and teammate in Pittsburgh, Mario Lemieux. It was also the 121st game-winning goal of Jagr’s career, which tied him with Gordie Howe for the most in history.
Jagr is now 41, in his 20th NHL season, and would have broken these marks long ago if he hadn’t left the NHL to go to Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League for three years. Since then, he’s been something of a hockey nomad – spending a year with the Philadelphia Flyers, then dividing time between the Dallas Stars and Boston Bruins last year and now with the Devils as the de facto replacement for Ilya Kovalchuk, who left to go back to Russia last summer.
Jagr has a sort of mythical presence among players and no one is ever quite sure what to make of him, until they play with him. Then, the wows start.
(Cory) Schneider was like that too.
“I wasn’t sure what to expect,” acknowledged Schneider. “He’s come in here and done nothing but work hard and set a great example. He’s positive, really builds guys up, whether they’re having a tough time. Sometimes, you might be afraid to play with a guy like that, but he’s the exact opposite. He makes you feel like a better player and he makes guys better around him.”
Below, scroll to the 2 minute mark to watch Jagr's OT goal or start from the beginning to see 3-on-3 hockey for the first two minutes of OT.
Ben Lovejoy tries to clear the puck from the crease, but the puck hits Corey Perry, own goal in OT, Devils win.
from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,
You think last year might have been rough for Cory Schneider, sharing the net in Vancouver with Roberto Luongo, and dealing with questions about who starts, night after night? This year, in his new home with the New Jersey Devils, Schneider is splitting time in goal again, this time with future Hall Of Famer Martin Brodeur. Both are playing well, but only Brodeur is winning regularly. That’s because, for reasons unknown, the Devils simply cannot give Schneider any goal support. He is 1-5-3 on the season in nine games, and has surrendered just 18 goals. The problem is, New Jersey has only scored 10 times in his nine starts. Following a 2-0 loss to L.A. Friday, which included an empty netter, Devils’ coach Peter DeBoer noted Schneider “can’t do more than what he’s doing.”
No penalty on the hit and Harrold did skate off.
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