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Devils’ Schneider takes blame for blowing two-goal lead to Panthers

Mar 15, 2014, 10:43 AM EDT

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The New Jersey Devils are deep in the mix for the postseason and anytime they drop a game, it hurts. For goalie Cory Schneider he’s taking those losses very close to heart.

Such was the case when the Devils dropped a 5-3 decision to the Florida Panthers on Friday night. What made it worse was the fact the Devils were up 3-1 at one point. As Rich Chere of The Star-Ledger shares, Schneider felt he let the team down.

“Your teammates need to be able to trust the goalie that if they do turn the puck over or make a mistake, he’ll be there to bail them out,” Schneider said. “For the last few games I’m not giving my teammates that trust that if they make a mistake I’m going to be there to make a save.”

Schneider stopped just 17 out of 21 shots against Florida and has lost his past three starts. He gave up seven goals to Detroit in the Red Wings’ 7-4 win on March 7 and four goals to San Jose in the Sharks’ 4-2 win on March 2.

While Martin Brodeur has been a bit better of late, it’s tough to think the Devils are going anywhere near the postseason if Schneider doesn’t get his game together.

  1. crazemastercraze - Mar 15, 2014 at 11:13 AM

    Yep. He was terrible

  2. mshantz22 - Mar 15, 2014 at 11:42 AM

    In all fairness, there was absolutely nothing he could do on the Boyes goal. When the puck is given to player 10 feet outside the verse in the slot, there isn’t much you can do. Just ask Jimmy Howard about that Ryan Smyth goal last night.

    • mshantz22 - Mar 15, 2014 at 11:43 AM


  3. 950003cups - Mar 15, 2014 at 12:38 PM

    Schneider can’t seem to win a big game. Vancouver fans were telling us about it when he came over. I guess there is some truth to it. But Schneider was fed to the wolves by the team in front. It’s like they expected Florida to just go through the motions and they would walk away with an easy win.

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