Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Highway Robbery: Schneider Denies Miller with Shaft

Corey Schneider made 16 saves in tonight's 5-2 win over the Rangers at Prudential Center, but none were bigger than this miracle save that robbed J.T. Miller of what would have been the go-ahead goal in the second period.

You just have to love this type of desperation save at a game-changing moment in a huge game for both teams.

It was an impossible play to read because Derick Brassard's shot caromed off Andy Greene and went directly through the legs of Adam Larsson and onto the tape of Miller, who immediately one-timed the puck. Schneider, out at the top of his crease to close the angle on Brassard, had to react instantaneously and get a strong push off the left leg to get across the crease in a split second.

As he's doing that he has the wherewithal to know he's a dead man if he doesn't get the paddle up in the air and begin to pray (all the while he's FREAKING DOING THE SPLITS!).

His prayers were answered (see Miller's reaction after the save) and the Devils took care of the rest to notch their 30th win and stay in the thick of the playoff hunt in the Metropolitan Division.