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Schwei's Devils Notebook: Little-Known Facts, Odd Stats And Strange Records

By John Schweibacher
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The New Jersey Devils picked up where they left off prior to the NHL All-Star break, extending their points streak to a season-high four straight games (3-0-1). New Jersey now has points in eight of its last 10 games (6-2-2) and is 5-1-2 over its last eight at Prudential Center

Keith Kinkaid made 26 saves and improved to 2-3-3 in the Devils' 3-1 win over the Panthers Saturday night in Newark. Kinkaid's bid for his first career shutout ended with 1:29 remaining in the third period.

Martin Brodeur, who officially announced his retirement last week, has all six of the Devils' shutouts against Florida.

Including Kinkaid, five New Jersey goalies -- in addition to Brodeur -- have had at least one game with just one goal allowed vs. the Florida Panthers:

• Martin Brodeur: 14

• Chris Terreri: 3

• Cory Schneider: 2

• Kevin Weekes: 1

• Scott Clemmensen: 1

• Keith Kinkaid: 1

Cory Schneider faced a season-high 43 shots and made a season-high 41 saves, but it was not enough to get a win as the Devils lost, 2-1, in overtime to the Penguins Friday night at Prudential Center.

According to the Player Game Finder at, Schneider's 41 saves tied the eighth-most by a Devils goaltender in a game New Jersey failed to win, dating back to the 1987-88 season:

•3/28/09: Martin Brodeur, 46 saves (2-1 loss at Carolina)

•2/25/90: Chris Terreri, 45 saves (3-3 tie at NY Islanders)

•4/10/94: Martin Brodeur, 44 saves (2-2 tie at Florida)

•10/29/08: Martin Brodeur, 43 saves (6-5 SHO loss vs. Toronto)

•2/25/92: Chris Terreri, 43 saves (5-5 tie at Toronto)

•2/20/94: Martin Brodeur, 42 saves (1-1 tie at Chicago)

•2/20/92: Chris Terreri, 42 saves (4-4 tie at Chicago)

•11/18/89: Chris Terreri, 41 saves (6-4 loss at Boston)

•1/30/15: Cory Schneider, 41 saves (2-1 OT loss vs. Pittsburgh)

Schneider made his NHL-leading 43rd start in goal Friday night against the Penguins, equaling his career-high set last year in his first season with New Jersey.

Brodeur appeared in 40 or more games in a season 17 times for the Devils. Here are the goaltenders other than Brodeur who played in at least 40 regular-season games in a single season for New Jersey:

• Chico Resch: 1982-83, 65

• Sean Burke: 1988-89, 62

• Alain Chevrier: 1986-87, 58

• Chris Terreri: 1991-92, 54

• Chris Terreri: 1990-91, 53

• Sean Burke: 1989-90, 52

• Chico Resch: 1984-85, 51

• Chico Resch: 1983-84, 51

• Chris Terreri: 1992-93, 48

• Cory Schneider: 2013-14, 45

• Alain Chevrier: 1987-88, 45

• Ron Low: 1983-84, 44

• Chris Terreri: 1993-94, 44

• Cory Schneider: 2014-15, 43

• Craig Billington: 1992-93, 42

• Scott Clemmensen: 2008-09, 40

Brodeur played 1,266 games in his NHL career -- 1,259 of which were for the New Jersey Devils. According to the NHL Network, here are the players who appeared in the most games as Brodeur's teammate:

• Patrik Elias: 1,192

• Scott Stevens: 956

• Scott Niedermayer: 892

• Ken Daneyko: 834

• Jay Pandolfo: 819

• Bobby Holik: 786

Adam Larsson scored the tying goal for New Jersey with 2:50 remaining in the third period, and the Devils went on to record a 2-1 shootout win over the Maple Leafs last Wednesday night in Newark.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it was only the third time in the last 10 seasons that a Devils defenseman recorded a game-tying goal in the last five minutes of regulation. The only other New Jersey defensemen to do that since 2005-06 are Brad Lukowich (December 2, 2006 at Philadelphia) and Marek Zidlicky (October 26, 2013 at Boston).

Lukowich's goal came with the Devils shorthanded at 17:48 of the third period in an eventual 4-3 shootout win.

Zidlicky scored with 1:08 to go in regulation. New Jersey went with the extra attacker for a 6-on-3 skating advantage to tie the game, which the Devils would go on to win in overtime, 4-3.

The Devils' shootout win ended a streak of seven consecutive shootout losses against the Maple Leafs. New Jersey won its first shootout against Toronto back on October 12, 2006, but had lost each of the last seven between the teams since.

The 2006 shootout win capped a come-from-behind 7-6 win over Toronto at the Meadowlands, as New Jersey erased a 6-3 Toronto lead after two periods with three Brian Gionta goals in the third. John Madden scored the shootout winner in the fourth round, beating Leafs goalie J.S. Aubin.

Schwei's Plus/Minus:

Plus: Andy Greene -- Played in his 197th straight game, dating back to March 6, 2012. He passed Scott Stevens (196 games from November 23, 1993-October 5, 1996) for the second longest consecutive-games streak by a defenseman in Devils history. Ken Daneyko (388 games from November 4, 1989-March 29, 1994) holds the club record.

Minus: One-Shot Deal -- Devils had just one shot on goal in the second period in their win vs. Florida, the fourth time this season and 17th in club history that New Jersey had just one shot in a period.

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