Devils' Cory Schneider explains why he needed some rest

February 5, 2016 - The Star Ledger - View Full Article

Goalie will start against Washington Capitals

NEWARK -- Cory Schneider said he will be in goal Saturday afternoon when the Devils face the Washington Capitals at Prudential Center.

After sitting out Thursday night's game in Toronto to get some needed rest, Schneider practiced Friday.

"I'm fine. I would've played last night. I backed up. If I had to go in, I could've gone in," Schneider reported.

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As he suggested, Schneider simply felt the effects of playing an intense game against the New York Rangers coming right after the NHL All-Star break. He suggested that he felt it in his legs.

"After that game it was just a little harder than I thought. It was the intensity of the (Rangers) game after having five or six days off, no practice and jumping into the game," Schneider said. "I should be fine. I'm playing tomorrow."

Everyone on the Devils' active roster practiced at AmeriHealth Pavilion. Mike Cammalleri (right hand) remains out until at least next week.

The lines:

Matteau, Ruutu

The defense pairings:


Coach John Hynes told his players on the ice that working hard was not enough. He said players have to be creative and look for various options in order to create more offense.

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Schedule of events for Devils' 4-day Martin Brodeur celebration

February 5, 2016 - The Star Ledger - View Full Article

His statue will be unveiled and No. 30 retired

NEWARK -- A special four-day celebration of Martin Brodeur and his career with the Devils will unfold beginning Saturday and continuing until No. 30 is raised to the Prudential Center rafters Tuesday night.

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Here is a detailed look at the schedule of events:


11 a.m. -- Martin Brodeur Jr. Hockey Clinic (private event) in AmeriHealth Pavilion, Newark.

Brodeur, Chico Resch and USA Hockey coaches will work with approximately 40 12-and-under youth hockey players from local NJ teams.

1 p.m. -- Devils vs. Capitals 1 p.m. at Prudential Center

Brodeur will drop the ceremonial puck prior to the start of the game.


1:30 p.m. -- Denis Brodeur Photography Program Launch (private event) at Charlie Heger Ice Rink in Jersey City

Dedication of a sports-focused photography program at Henry Snyder High School in honor of Brodeur's late father, Denis, a renowned NHL photographer. Guests will include school representatives, local dignitaries, Devils management and alumni, and community members.

New Jersey Hockey Clinic (private event)

2:30 p.m. at Charlie Heger Ice Rink in Jersey City

Brodeur, Chico Resch, Ken Daneyko, Bryce Salvador and USA Hockey coaches will conduct a Learn to Skate clinic with Jersey City youth hockey members.

5:30 p.m. -- "The Salute" Statue Unveil & Devils-Rangers viewing party at the Prudential Center

The Devils will unveil "The Salute," a bronze statue honoring Brodeur's career, in front of approximately 3,000 fans before a Q&A with Marty and a viewing of the Devils-Rangers game on the center hung scoreboard.


Martin Brodeur jersey retirement ceremony and Devils vs. Edmonton Oilers game at Prudential Center

4:30 p.m.-- Doors open for fans
6:15 p.m. -- On-ice ceremony Begins

The Devils will raise Brodeur's No. 30 jersey to the rafters following the special on-ice ceremony hosted by Doc Emrick. Among the guests in attendance will be Brodeur's family; NHL commissioner Gary Bettman; former Devils players and coaches including Scott Niedermayer, Scott Stevens, Ken Daneyko, Jacques Lemaire and Jacques Caron; current Devils ownership and management; former Devils GM Lou Lamoriello and the current Devils team.

8:08 p.m. Devils vs. Oilers puck drop.

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