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Luongo 2, Schneider 0: Canucks edge Devils in shootout

Oct 24, 2013, 9:55 PM EDT

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Fair or not, many will argue that Roberto Luongo is getting the last laugh – or at least the early advantage – over Cory Schneider. That narrative certainly carried through Thursday, as Luongo’s Canucks beat Schneider’s Devils 3-2 via a shootout.

So, yes, certain troublemakers will highlight “Luongo 2, Schneider 0.”

Chances are, the Devils are more concerned with overall team records:

Vancouver: 7-4-1
New Jersey: 1-5-4

Three of those four beyond-regulation losses came via shootouts for the Devils. While New Jersey can look at its local rivals the New York Rangers struggling, the Devils aren’t getting dominated, they’re just falling short.

For some, that’s a reason for optimism. The flip side is that others might wonder if this is the best that can be expected of the Devils, while their hated rivals might turn things around once they get their footing.

Either way, they’ll need to wait a season to give Schneider another chance to best Luongo. Bobby Lou stopped 28 of 30 Devils shots while Schneider allowed two goals on 20 Canucks attempts.

  1. 950003cups - Oct 24, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    Schneider gave it to him.

    • yustasayin - Oct 25, 2013 at 8:24 AM

      Gillis says Gracias

  2. devilsarethebest - Oct 24, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    Simple, hate to say it but that loss was 100% on Schneids. He admitted himself that the loss was completely his fault. Oh well, still better than Marty in net, and I hope Cory starts again in Boston. Oh and side note, Gelinas was incredible. Could have easily scored another goal. Hope he stays with the team but I doubt it.

  3. devilsarethebest - Oct 24, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    And Luongo’s face in that pic, priceless.

  4. nj666 - Oct 25, 2013 at 12:16 AM

    Schneider couldn’t have asked for an easier night against the canucks… that first goal was horrific.

  5. martysbetter - Oct 25, 2013 at 1:00 AM

    Ugh, the Devils played pretty damn well for most of the game – it was encouraging there for a minute, but this “just falling short” crap has to be really taking a toll on team morale.

    Gelinas was easily the best defensemen on the ice for the Devils tonight, the kid looks outstanding and has a hell of a shot, but I suppose its too much to ask to have Deboer start him next game again but at least its a bright spot..

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