News and notes from around the blue paint…
Jersey goes with Schneider
After Martin Brodeur’s poor performance in Sunday’s outdoor game loss to the Rangers, the Devils will give Cory Schneider the nod tonight in St. Louis.
Schneider has very good in January, boasting a .956 save percentage with four wins and a shutout — in fact, his only regulation loss this month came back on Jan. 4, a 2-1 defeat in Buffalo.
Schneider will be going up against Jaroslav Halak in the Blues’ goal.
Tim Thomas will make his second trip back to Boston on Tuesday night, but his first start against the team he led to the 2011 Stanley Cup.
The 39-year-old veteran has been a steadying presence for Florida over the last two months. He posted a .936 save percentage in five December games and has been almost as good in January, sporting a .920 over 10 games (Thomas has been head coach Peter Horachek’s workhorse in goal this month).
Tonight Thomas will go against his former battery mate, Tuukka Rask, in the Bruins’ goal.
Lightning at Maple Leafs: Ben Bishop vs. Jonathan Bernier
Red Wings at Flyers: Jonas Gustavsson vs. Steve Mason
Senators at Blue Jackets: Craig Anderson vs. Curtis McElhinney
Hurricanes at Canadiens: Carey Price for Montreal, no starter yet for Carolina.
Capitals at Sabres: Braden Holtby vs. Jhonas Enroth
Predators at Jets: Carter Hutton vs. Ondrej Pavelec
Kings at Coyotes: Thomas Greiss for Phoenix, no starter yet for L.A.
Blackhawks at Flames: Antti Raanta vs. Reto Berra
Wild at Ducks: Darcy Kuemper (who you can read more about here) vs. Jonas Hiller