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Schneider makes 26 saves in preseason debut

Devils goals by Boucher, Wood, Smith-Pelly

by New Jersey Devils / newjerseydevils.com

Postgame: Schneider, Wood

10/3 Preseason Postgame: Schneider, Wood

Cory Schneider with 26 saves in preseason debut; Miles Wood notched second goal of exhibition

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Cory Schneider made 26 saves in his preseason debut for the Devils in a 4-3 loss to the New York Islanders at Barclays Center on Monday.

"There were things I felt good about and a couple of things that I didn't like," Schneider said. "We have time here to work on them and clean them up and I'm confident that I can do that. Just learn from tonight; it's good to get the full 60 [minutes] in."

Coach John Hynes said Schneider will play two periods of the Devils' exhibition meeting with the Islanders at Prudential Center on Wednesday, then start the club's preseason finale versus Florida Saturday at West Point.

"It was good to get him back in a game," Hynes said. "He hasn't played a full game, I think, in at least three weeks, so it was nice for him to get in there, play 60 minutes, be in these game situations where you see shots, you see traffic, controlling the rebounds, those types of things. It was nice that he got his first opportunity to play a full game and I thought he did a good job." 

Forward Andrew Ladd scored his first goal with the Islanders at 14:29 of the second period to tie the game 2-2. Rookie center Mathew Barzal had a goal and an assist.

Defenseman Johnny Boychuk had two assists, and former Devils forwards Steve Bernier (two assists) and Stephen Gionta (goal) each had a point for the Islanders.

Forwards Reid Boucher, Miles Wood and Devante Smith-Pelly each scored for the Devils.

Wood exited the box for a holding penalty shortly before giving the Devils their only lead of the night midway through the second period.

"Feels great," Wood said after notching his second of the preseason. "John Moore did a great job coming through the zone there, picked up some speed coming through the neutral zone. I just came out of the box and I was flying down the left wing and he found me and made a great play there. I took a few strides, got the puck off quick and fortunately it went in."

 

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