Just like his previously-mentioned teammate, Schneider remains one of the most likely choice to enjoy the Music City for All-Star weekend.
Having to play second fiddle to a good goaltender like Roberto Luongo in Vancouver and backing up legendary Devils netminder Martin Brodeur in New Jersey, the Marblehead, MA native is establishing himself as a true number one goalie, starting last season.
Despite finishing last season with a 26-31-9 record, he maintained a 2.26 GAA and a .925 save percentage.
This season, Schneider is 12-7-4 with a 2.10 GAA and a .926 save percentage, both which rank him in the top 10 of starting goalies.
So what may prevent him from booking a ticket to TN, you ask? The team he plays on. It seems that the Devils, in their locale, can’t get the national exposure that say, the New York Rangers or Islanders may receive.
It was just recently that the Devils are starting to turn heads nationally, being mentioned at the water cooler, and among the hockey experts.
Despite all that, fans may not feel it’s enough to push them into the spotlight. Unfortunately, the past few seasons in New Jersey have not been kind, missing that winning atmosphere since their last Stanley Cup Final appearance in 2012.
However, Schneider has been part of the resurgence this season, and perhaps the main reason for it.
Please NHL, if you only chose one Devils player, choose Cory.