EDMONTON -- New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider will make his 20th consecutive start Friday, against the Edmonton Oilers, setting a New Jersey record for starts from the beginning of the season.
Goalie Martin Brodeur started the first 19 games of the 2001-2002 season. Brodeur holds the Devils record for consecutive starts with 44, set at the end of the 1995-96 season.
"I knew I was going to play a lot and they haven't disappointed," Schneider said. "This is what I've worked for and I've wanted. It's exciting. It's fun to play games. I'm not really thinking about it, but if I had sat out a game or two would it make that much of a difference? It's a record, but for me it's not that important right now."
Schneider took over the starting role from the departed Brodeur and has been in goal for all but 63:42 for the Devils this season.