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Schneider makes 30 saves, Josefson scores to lead Devils to 3-0 win over Islanders at Barclays

Saturday, 09.21.2013 / 9:55 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Schneider makes 30 saves, Josefson scores to lead Devils to 3-0 win over Islanders at Barclays

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Cory Schneider made 26 saves to lead the New Jersey Devils to a 3-0 win over the New York Islanders in the first NHL game at the Barclays Center.

Jacob Josefson scored at 10:14 of the first period and Patrik Elias and Steve Bernier added goals in the second and third periods, respectively.

Evgeni Nabokov made 22 saves for New York, which fell to 1-3-0 in the preseason.

The Devils improved to 2-1-0 in the preseason.

The game drew 14,689 fans, including "26 per cent of ticket buyers are from Brooklyn," according to Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark.

League officials were in Barclays Saturday night to observe the first NHL game in the one-year old building. New York will move into $1 billion arena for the 2015-16 season.

Quote of the Day

If you want to prove people wrong, you've just got to go out and do it. Yeah, we blew 3-2 series leads the last two years, but no one is going remember that if we go out there on Saturday night and beat these guys and go play in the Stanley Cup Final. We need to get back to work and we'll start to do that tomorrow.

— Ducks forward Kyle Palmieri following a loss to the Blackhawks in Game 6 on Wednesday