Schneider allowed three goals on 31 shots in a loss to the Sharks on Saturday. After winning the first three starts of the season and allowing just six goals, Schneider has now lost back-to-back games while allowing eight goals on 57 shots (.860 SV%). He will face the Rangers, who he was 1-0-0 against last year.
Larsson in-line to make his season debut on Tuesday.
The former fourth overall pick has been a healthy scratch in each of the Devils' first five games, but it appears as if he will play on Tuesday vs. the Rangers. Larsson is skating on the Devils' third pair with Jon Merrill, while Eric Gelinas is skating as the seventh defenseman. Larsson has just three goals and 24 assists (27 points) in 128 career NHL games.
Havlat missed Saturday's game after suffering substantial cuts to his face in Thursday's game. He took part in warmups on Saturday but was scratched. His presence on the ice this morning suggests that he and his full face shield will be in the lineup on Tuesday vs. the Rangers.
Schneider will start in the Devils home opener on Saturday.
Schneider had a terrible night on Thursday. He was pulled after allowing five goals on 26 shots including a brutal goal that went of the end boards and then off him and in. The Devils will go right back to their star netminder in a rough matchup with the Sharks.
Havlat has facial lacerations, no structural damage he is considered day-to-day.
Havlat was cut by an inadvertent elbow by the ref last night while he was being hit from behind by Jason Chimera. Havlat was bleeding everywhere and had some pretty substantial cuts. Damien Brunner skated in his spot this morning.
Havlat left Thursday's game with extensive facial damage following a hit from Jason Chimera.
Chimera caught Havlat pretty high from behind and rubbed him into the end boards. Havlat went down in a heap, bleeding from his nose and lip. Havlat will likely need some pretty serious repairs and miss some time. The first year Devil had one goal and two assists in his first four games.
Schneider will get the call on Thursday vs. Washington.
Schneider allowed a single goal on 27 shots in the Devils' 2-1 win over the Lightning on Tuesday. The win moved Schneider to 3-0-0 with a 2.00 GAA and .937 SV% on the young season. He is getting tons of goal support to start the year and he might need it tonight against a Capitals team who have 10 goals in three games.
Schneider stopped 28 of 29 shots in a 5-1 win over the Panthers on Saturday. Schneider moved to 2-0 with a 2.50 GAA and .926 SV%. The most surprising thing is that the Devils have scored 11 goals in the first two games after averaging just 2.40 G/PG (27th in NHL) a season ago.
Schneider will start in goal vs. Panthers on Saturday.
Schneider stopped 35 of 39 shots in the Devils 6-4 win over the Flyers on Thursday. Schneider was given a three-goal lead but it slipped away in the final five minutes of the second. Surprisingly, the Devils provided him a ton of goal support, something he didn't get a lot of last season and shouldn't get used to this year. He will face a Florida team who lost their opener to the Lightning in OT.
Martin Brodeur is gone and now it is Schneider's turn to make a mark in Devils history. He had a strong first season and followed it up with a nice preseason, going 2-1 with a 1.62 GAA and .932 SV%. He has one of the NHL's oldest teams playing in front of him and they aren't going to be the highest scoring team, but should be strong defensively which will help Schneider post sod numbers across the board. He is a low-end number-1 due to lack of talent up front.
The Devils signed defenseman Eric Gelinas to a one-year deal.
Gelinas, 23, had seven goals and 22 assists in 60 games in his first NHL season. The 6-foot-4 defenseman averaged 2:25 power-play minutes per night and tallied five goals and 17 assists with the extra-man, both good for second among Devils D-men. He has an a rocket slap-shot and will be a key member of the New Jersey power-play in 2014-15.
The Devils signed Andy Greene to a five-year deal worth $25 million, the deal also includes a no-trade clause.
Greene, 31, is an underrated defenseman and the $5 million dollar cap-hit is a really fair deal for both sides. Greene had eight goals and 24 assists (32 points) in 82 games for the Devils last season. The eight goals set a new career-high for the eight year veteran. He will be back eating up close to 25 minutes a night, including tons of power-play time in 2014-15. He is not a big name, so he can come at a cheap price on draft day.
The Devils have signed Martin Havlat to a one-year deal worth $1.5 million.
Havlat scored 12 goals with 10 assists and a plus-14 rating in 48 games with the Sharks last year. He heads to New Jersey where he and newly signed Mike Cammalleri will look to try and spark a typically low-scoring offence.