Schneider saved 25 of 27 shots before allowing shootout goals to Montreal forwards Alex Galchenyuk and Sven Andrighetto, who also scored during regulation, in a 3-2 loss to the Canadiens on Friday at Prudential Center.
"I want to play as much as I can, so if coach feels that he wants me to go in this game and it's an important game, then that's what's good to me," Schneider said. "So I don't try to overthink it. Every game is big, especially getting into December now that you really have to start kind of jockeying and I think we were O.K. with the one point but we would have liked to have two so if we can get a couple of points (Saturday) somehow I think that will be key and for me I think that's a good challenge."
The 29-year-old goalie has never played in Montreal despite making his debut with the Vancouver Canucks in 2008-09. Schneider's only prior game against Montreal was a 4-3 home shootout loss with the Devils on Dec. 14, 2013.