Former Valley Jr. Warrior Cory Schneider is coming up big for the New Jersey Devils this playoff run. The 32-year-old Marblehead, MA native played for the Warriors back in 2002-2004.
The Devils currently trail Tampa Bay 2-1 in in the best-of-seven series. The Devils acquired their first playoff win Monday night April 16, 5-2 in New Jersey, with Schneider stopping 34 of 36 shots.
After suffering a groin injury back in January, Schneider sat out for 16 games but has now geared up just in time for playoffs. The Devils will play at home again tonight where they look to tie up the series 2-2. Game time is scheduled for 7:30 pm.
The 6-foot-3 goaltender has played 370 games in his NHL career with 161 wins. He was drafted by Vancouver back in 2004 in the 1st round, 26th overall.
Schneider spent his first five years of his NHL career backing up Roberto Luongo with the Vancouver Canucks, followed by a year goaltending alongside Martin Brodeur with the Devils before eventually taking the lead role himself.
Best of luck to Cory this playoff run!