The Devils are off to a strong start, and Cory Schneider thinks more success is coming. Schneider made 21 stops for his first shutout of the season and Mike Cammalleri had a goal and two assists, leading the Devils to a dominant 4-0 victory over the Penguins on Saturday night at Prudential Center. “We’re starting to expect to play this way every game,” Schneider said. “This was an important game for everyone. It’s great when everyone gets involved. It’s a lot of fun.” David Schlemko, Bobby Farnham and Lee Stempniak also scored for the surprising Devils, who have won four of five. Adam Henrique added two assists. The Devils (10-6-1) didn’t earn their 10th win last season until Dec. 4, when they beat Toronto to improve to 10-12-4. It’s definitely a different team under the tutelage of first-year coach John Hynes. “The players have a good understanding of what we want to happen,” Hynes said. “We had a real good strong team effort tonight. Cory gave us a strong performance. We had 60 minutes of strong hockey tonight.” The players seems to be buying into Hynes’ system and ideology so far. “We talk about our competitive level all the time,” Cammalleri said. “I think the results we’ve had yield a level of confidence. When we’re hustling like this, we’re able to accomplish a lot.” The Penguins (10-7-0) lost for the second straight night after winning seven of their previous eight games. The Penguins held a team meeting after the game. with 10. “We needed it to address why we played a game like that,” center Sidney Crosby said. “That’s really what you’re trying to get out of it. That’s pretty much the bottom line.” Schneider was only tested only a handful of times in his 17th career shutout. He had a nice save with his blocking pad on Crosby, who has only two goals in 17 games.
Devils, Cory Schneider blank Penguins
New York Post | Nov 15