Devils, Schneider storm past Flyers

Cory Schneider was perfect in two periods and New Jersey scored three times in the second to beat the Flyers at Prudential Center.

Schneider stopped all nine shots he faced on a night he wasn't even supposed to play. He got the call when Martin Brodeur left the team following the death of his father. Schneider, acquired from the Vancouver Canucks on draft day, allowed one goal on 80 shots during 10 periods in the preseason.

"We knew he was a world-class goaltender when we traded for him," coach Peter DeBoer said. "His numbers in the preseason are, obviously, outstanding. I don't know I would have predicted that, but I think he's come as advertised. We knew he was very good and he is."

Keith Kinkaid finished up, allowing Matt Read's shorthanded goal in the third period and making three saves for the Devils, who finished the preseason 4-2-0 and are off until they visit the Pittsburgh Penguins next Thursday in their season-opener.

New Jersey got goals by Damien Brunner, Steve Bernier and Dainius Zubrus in a span of less than eight minutes in the second period against Steve Mason, who made 21 saves. Michael Ryder added an empty-netter with 1:27 remaining.

DeBoer had said that Brodeur would start the Devils' opener against Pittsburgh on Oct. 4. Those plans could change.

"I'm going to see how Marty feels and what his obligations are over the next few days here and go from there," DeBoer said.

The Flyers, who were without several regulars, are 1-4-0 and complete their preseason at Washington on Friday.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
2nd Period
06:31NJD Damien Brunner (1) Tip-in - ASST: Ryane Clowe (1), Travis Zajac (1) 1 - 0 NJD
07:38NJD Steve Bernier (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Andrei Loktionov (1), Peter Harrold (1) 2 - 0 NJD
14:04NJD Dainius Zubrus (1) Tip-in - ASST: Adam Larsson (1), Andy Greene (1) 3 - 0 NJD
3rd Period
11:09PHI SHG - Matt Read (1) Snap shot - ASST: NONE 3 - 1 NJD
18:33NJD EN - Michael Ryder (1) Snap shot - ASST: Adam Henrique (1), Bryce Salvador (1) 4 - 1 NJD
Three Stars of the Game
Cory Schneider
Cory Schneider
SA: 9TOI: 39:41
GA: 0
PIM: 0
SV%: 1.000
Andy Greene
Andy Greene
G: 0Shots: 2
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 20:27
Dainius Zubrus
Dainius Zubrus
G: 1Shots: 1
A: 0Hits: 4
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 16:26
Penalty Summary
1st Period
02:28PHI  Tripping  - 2 min against  Anton Volchenkov
02:28NJD Peter Harrold  Roughing  - 2 min
03:08NJD Travis Zajac  Tripping  - 2 min against  Wayne Simmonds
03:48PHI Sean Couturier  Slashing  - 2 min against  Bryce Salvador
11:28NJD Damien Brunner  Interference  - 2 min against  Andrej Meszaros
19:24PHI Luke Schenn  Holding  - 2 min against  Jacob Josefson
2nd Period
3rd Period
03:43PHI Oliver Lauridsen  Tripping  - 2 min against  Damien Brunner
10:24PHI Oliver Lauridsen  Holding  - 2 min against  Jacob Josefson
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays0/20/4
Faceoff Wins2422
Blocked Shots86
Penalty Minutes106
8N. GrossmannD0012021:09
10B. SchennC0001015:48
12M. RafflL0001012:41
14S. CouturierC0000220:42
15T. McGinnL00-21012:27
17W. SimmondsR0000017:11
18A. HallR00-11011:37
21S. LaughtonC0000015:42
22L. SchennD00-32217:17
23B. HolmstromC00-22013:29
24M. ReadR1001015:38
26E. GustafssonD00-10022:10
37J. RosehillL00-20012:15
38O. LauridsenD00-20417:40
41A. MeszarosD0001021:18
52N. CousinsC00-21012:36
75H. GillD00-10018:44
76C. VandeveldeC00-20211:48
29R. Emery00.0000:00
35S. Mason2124.87559:50
2M. ZidlickyD0010020:16
5A. LarssonD0111021:34
6A. GreeneD0122020:27
8D. ZubrusC1021016:26
10P. HarroldD0111219:21
11S. GiontaC0002010:38
12D. BrunnerR1003217:05
14A. HenriqueC0110015:24
16J. JosefsonC0002012:38
17M. RyderR1014014:47
18S. BernierR1013016:00
19T. ZajacC0101214:58
21A. LoktionovC0120016:44
24B. SalvadorD0111019:34
25R. OleszL0010014:17
28A. VolchenkovD0012016:10
29R. CloweL0101017:08
45C. JanssenR0001011:24
35C. Schneider991.00039:41
40K. Kinkaid34.75020:00