It's no secret that throughout the Devils' history, their teams have been built around elite goaltending. When the Devils acquired Cory Schneider during the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, a strong last line of defense was a certainty for the foreseeable future. After spending four years with the club, Schneider holds a .919 save-percentage and 2.32 GAA, while also racking up 5,946 saves and 14 shutouts in 232 games played.
After being the Devils NHL All-Star Game representative during the 2015-16 season, Cory Schneider entered the 2016-17 season with a revamped defense. Over the course of the season, New Jersey's blueliners would consist of seven new faces, including Ben Lovejoy, Kyle Quincey, Steve Santini, Yohann Auvitu, Dalton Prout, Karl Stollery and Michael Kapla. Although these players had only spent one season (228 combined games played) with Schneids as their netminder, it didn't take long for them to recognize that he is a top NHL talent.
Check out the best Cory Schneider saves during the 2016-17 season below.
5. Wild Save By Cory
After a shifty move by the Minnesota Wild's Mikael Granlund, Schneider denies him by flashing the leather.
4. Schneids Denies
Connor McDavid is among the NHL's best goal-scorers but couldn't sneak this one past a sprawling Cory Schneider.
3. Two Saves Deep in the Heart of Texas
Schneider came up with two outstanding saves on Adam Cracknell, the first on a re-direction and the second on the ensuing rebound chance.
Cory's epic toe-save on Kevin Hayes in overtime came just moments before the Devils eventual game-winner over their Hudson River Rivals.
1. Schneid-way Robbery!
Cory Schneider puts the paddle to good use and needed every millimeter of the goal line to keep this Brad Marchand chance out of the net.
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