Owing to a mix of injuries and poor play, Cory Schneider has been mired in the slump of all slumps. The Devils goaltender has been winless since December 27th of 2017, going 0-17-4 over that span of games.
Until now. After Friday’s win over the Minnesota Wild, Schneider has his first win in a long time, and it came in a doozy. Not only did the Devils barely eke out a 5-4 win in overtime, but Schneider entered down 4-0 after Keith Kinkaid was pulled, and remained perfect against 15 shots to make the comeback possible.
Was Schneider happy? Oh, he was happy. For his performance, he earned the Devils’ red-hot player of the game helmet, and seriously, this guy would not take it off.
Everyone knows how a slump feels, and Schneider has been hampered by injuries such as an abdominal strain this season and a groin injury the season prior. Finally getting one back in the win column must feel fantastic.