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Posted 19 October 2013 - 10:09 PM

<div id="attachment_75446" class="wp-caption alignnone" style="width: 650px"><a href="http://www.rantsport..._7705450288.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-75446" src="http://www.rantsports.com/nhl/files/2013/10/imageedit_1_7705450288.jpg" alt="Devils" width="640" height="360" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports</p></div>
<p>The <a href="http://www.rantsport...-jersey-devils/"><strong>New Jersey Devils</strong></a> are no longer the only <a href="http://www.rantsports.com/nhl/"><strong>NHL</strong></a> team without a win.</p>
<p>While there were many players who did a ton tonight, <strong>Cory Schneider</strong> was the reason they won so convincingly. He took the <a href="http://www.rantsport...w-york-rangers/"><strong>New York Rangers</strong></a> out of the game early with some really good saves in the first period. Overall, he made 22 saves on 22 shots. He was saved by a post on one shot, but it was mostly all Schneider on this night.  He made a few cross-crease saves that could have caused Deja-Vu for Devils fans had they went past him.</p>
<p>The defense was also a big part of this win. The Rangers could never establish an offense. <strong>Anton Volchenkov</strong> played one of the best games as a Devil. He was all over the ice. He laid a few Rangers out with big hits and also blocked many shots on goal. <strong>Marek Zidlicky</strong> had another two assists as he leads the team with seven. <strong>Andy Greene</strong> was playing like a guy who can lead a defense.</p>
<p>The story, however, is still Schneider.  This will no doubt get people talking about him and <strong>Martin Brodeur</strong>. He shut out the team’s most-hated rival. This is the kind of win that can turn a season around. It was in front of the home crowd for only the second time all season. Whenever a player on the Devils plays well against the Rangers, they are automatically looked at fondly by the fan base.</p>
<p>Schneider came into the season with a lot of hype after a big trade brought him here from the <a href="http://www.rantsport...ncouver-canucks"><strong>Vancouver Canucks</strong></a>. He had an amazing preseason, only allowing one goal in parts of four games. He looked like he was going to bring that momentum into the regular season. As every fan knows, it didn’t work out that way. The Devils took eight games to win their first, but this win sure feels good.  Beating the Rangers 4-0 is something every fan likes to see. Schneider gave fans something they haven’t felt in a long time: Hope.</p>

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