Schneider to start 20th straight, will break Brodeur’s club record
Devils goalie Cory Schneider will make his 20th straight start tonight in Edmonton, an assignment that will reportedly break Martin Brodeur’s club record of 19 straight starts to begin the season, set back in 2001-02.
Apparently, even coach Peter DeBoer is surprised that Schneider’s yet to be given a game off.
DeBoer admitted didn't think Schneider would start 1st 20. Thought he would use backup once or twice by now, but situations changed plan— Tom Gulitti (@TomGulittiNHL) November 21, 2014
DeBoer said times he was thinking of going with backup either Schneider played really well or he/team struggled & wanted him to bounce back.— Tom Gulitti (@TomGulittiNHL) November 21, 2014
The Devils also play tomorrow in Calgary, so perhaps Scott Clemmensen will get the nod then. Schneider (8-8-2, .910 SV%) would seem the likely starter Tuesday against his old team in Vancouver.
Not surprisingly, Schneider’s 19 starts are the most of any NHL netminder, and nobody’s logged more time between the pipes than his 1,078:58.