Devils goalie report card, presented by Long Island University

Overall Grade: C+

Cory Schneider has already logged 223 minutes in net and holds a 2.96 goals against average over four games. Schneider has a .909 save percentage so far, stopping 110 of the 121 shots on goal.

Schneider was embarrassed on Thursday night, after a bounce off the back boards ricocheted off the back of his leg and into the goal to extend Washington’s lead to 5-2. Schneider was lifted in Thursday’s game after the silly goal.

“We felt good about our chances going into the third period (down 3-2) and then they got a good break on the fourth one, and then obviously the fifth one,” Schneider said after Thursday’s game. “It’s all on me and it just really took the wind out of our sails.”

The Devils are 3-1-0 over their first four games, mostly due to the fact that they’ve outscored their opponents 15-12. Eleven goals were scored against Schnieder, with one goal coming against Scott Clemmensen, when he came in late in Thursday’s game.

Game Recap: Capitals 6 – Devils 2

Recap: Cory Schneider surrendered five goals as the Devils (3-1-0) fell to the Capitals on Thursday night.



Need to Know: The Devils and Capitals each tallied a pair of goals in the first period, with both Devils goals coming courtesy of Damon Severson.

The Capitals broke the tie at the 6:18 mark of the second period when Marcus Johansson found the back of the net to make it 3-2 Washington.

Nicklas Backstrom scored for the Caps under a minute into the third period as Washington extended their lead to 4-2. Less than three minutes later, Joel Ward’s odd-angle goal put the Caps up 5-2. Andre Burakovsky added a power play goal late in the third to make it 6-2 Capitals and close out the scoring.

Cory Schneider was pulled early in the third period after allowing 5 goals on 26 shots.

Martin Havlat left the game in the second period due to an injury.


Links: AP recap | Box Score


What’s Next: The Devils will host the Sharks on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Game recap: Devils 2 — Lightning 1

Recap: Michael Cammalleri scored on the power play with 8:41 remaining as the Devils (3-0-0) remained unbeaten with a win in Tampa.



Need to Know: Cory Schneider had 26 saves for the Devils and was the first star. Cammalleri also had an assist on the Devils’ first goal in the second period. The winner came 2:20 after Tampa Bay’s Alex Killorn tied it.

The Lightning had a no-goal call upheld after a review 3:29 into the game. Nikita Kucherov’s wraparound failed to completely cross the line thanks to Tuomo Ruutu’s stick and Schneider’s left pad.

Jaromir Jagr played his 1,476th NHL game, eight from tying Rod Brind’Amour for 18th place all-time. Patrik Elias had an assist and tied Dino Ciccarelli for 80th place all-time with 592.


Links: AP recap | Box Score


What’s Next: The Devils end their season-opening four-game road trip at Washington Thursday (7 p.m.). The home opener is Saturday against San Jose (7 p.m.)

Devils scoring early and often

The Devils’ 11 goals through the first two games of the season matches their record (1991-92).

The 2-0-0 Devils beat the Flyers 6-4 in their first game, and the Panthers 5-1 in their second game.

The Devils have scored 10 goals in the first four periods of the season. Last season the Devils didn’t get their 10th goal until 13:58 of the fifth game.

Game Recap: Devils 5 – Panthers 1

Recap: The Devils beat the Panthers 5-1 on Saturday night.


Need to Know: The Devils jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first period, with goals from Eric Gelinas, Martin Havlat, Marek Zidlicky and Damon Severson. Ryane Clowe added the fifth goal in the second period.

Cory Schneider made 26 saves on 27 shots.


Links: Recap | Box Score


What’s Next: The Devils stay in Florida to play Tampa Bay on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

Jaromir Jagr

Jagr now sixth in NHL scoring

Jaromir Jagr tallied two assists on Thursday night, moving him into sixth all time on the NHL scoring list.

His first assist of the night gave him 1,756 points in his career.

He later added point No. 1,757 with an assist on an empty-netter as time expired.

Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, Gordie Howe, Ron Francis and Marcel Dionne are ahead of Jagr on the list.

Recap: Devils 6, Flyers 4

Result: The Devils (1-0-0-0) opened the 2014-15 season with a 6-4 win over the Flyers in Philadelphia on Thursday night.



Need to know:  Danius Zubrus scored at the 7:13 mark of the third period to break a 4-4 tie as the Devils won a wild opener over the Flyers.

The Devils had led 3-0 midway through the second period thanks to a first period goal from Michael Ryder and goals from Adam Henrique and Mike Cammalleri in the second period. That 3-0 lead disappeared in the final five minutes of the second period as the Flyers scored three times, two of the goals coming from Wayne Simmonds.

The Devils took a 4-3 lead on a Patrick Elias goal before Philly tied it up with a Vincent Lecavalier strike. Zubros’ goal, off assists from Henrique and Ryfer, proved to be the difference. Cammalleri added his second goal with a minute left to seal the game.

Cory Schneider made 34 saves on 38 shots for the Devils.


Links:  Recap | Gameview


Next up: The Devils are at the Florida Panthers on Saturday at 7 p.m.