With a 1-0 lead in the first period, New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider shut the door on a one-on-one breakaway from the Blackhawks.

By Patrick Comia

It’s always a dangerous situation when a one-on-one play develops.

This was seen in the first period of tonight’s game between the Devils and 2015 defending Stanley Cup Champions Chicago Blackhawks.

With 6:40 left, New Jersey’s power play was coming to an end. Ryan Garbutt, who was called for a high stick penalty, came out of the penalty box and got behind the Devils defense.

Artem Anisimov, who was acquired in an offseason trade with the Columbus Blue Jackets, was able to get the puck up ice to Garbutt.

It was a “who would blink first” play between Cory Schneider and the Blackhawks forward.

It was one of Schnieder’s eight saves he would make in the first to keep the Blackhawks shutout. His teammates would eventually score two more times to give Schneider more to play with.

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