VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Vancouver Canucks are probably glad they traded Cory Schneider to an Eastern Conference team.
Schneider made 37 saves for his first shutout this season and the 24th of his career as the New Jersey Devils defeated Vancouver 2-0 on Wednesday night.
Dealt to the Devils for the ninth pick in the 2013 NHL draft, which the Canucks used to select center Bo Horvat, the 31-year-old Schneider improved to 5-1-2 against his former team — including five straight wins — to go with a .940 save percentage.
“I’ve always loved playing in this city and this building,” Schneider said. “I’ve always felt really comfortable and at home here. It was fun.”
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