Devils goalie Cory Schneider insists he didn’t do anything to try and change his luck. He didn’t start eating differently or switch the order in which he put on his goalie equipment. But after a stretch in which he went five starts and more than a month between victories, he has now won three in a row and two in a 24-hour span. His teammates scored five goals in a victory over the Carolina Hurricanes Friday night, but Schneider wished he could’ve saved some of that offensive support. It wasn’t until Steve Bernier scored from the left circle at 4:19 of overtime that Schneider and the Devils emerged with a 1-0 triumph over the Buffalo Sabres Saturday night at Prudential Center. “I don’t think we’re that kind of team that is going to blow teams out every night,” Schneider said. “The reason is because our system allows us to play well defensively and not let teams blow us out, either. I think we have the talent and the ability. (Friday) night they went in and tonight they didn’t.” The Devils have won three straight overtime games, but coach Pete DeBoer still doesn’t like OT. “No. Better than shootouts, but no,” DeBoer said. The Devils didn’t have to test their luck in another shootout. Schneider stopped all 15 shots he faced and with time running out in overtime, defenseman Andy Greene sent Bernier in for what seemed like a low-percentage shot from the left faceoff circle.
Devils drop Sabres on Steve Bernier's overtime goal
Newark Star-Ledger | Dec 1