Sport Report: Devils' Schneider to start Game 3 vs. Lightning

19:13  16 april  2018
19:13  16 april  2018 Source:   thescore.com

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The New Jersey Devils went back to their presumptive No. 1 man between the pipes for Game 3 against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night, as goaltender Cory Schneider got the start .

Goalie Cory Schneider will start for the New Jersey Devils against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference First Round at Prudential Center on Monday (7:30 p.m. ET; CNBC, SN, TVAS2, MSG+, FS-F). [RELATED: Complete Lightning vs . Devils series coverage].

a man wearing a helmet and holding a sign © Adam Hunger / Getty Images Sport / Getty The New Jersey Devils are going back to their No. 1 man between the pipes, as goaltender Cory Schneider will be starting in net Monday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Schneider lost his starting job down the stretch to backup Keith Kinkaid, who had been the more consistent of the two netminders since the start of the second half of the season.

However, after allowing nine goals on 46 shots through the first two games of the Devils' series against the Lightning, head coach John Hynes is going with his veteran who was supposed to be the starter all season long.

The Devils also got a but of positive health news, as forward Marcus Johansson

New Jersey will be looking to earn the crucial Game 3 victory on home ice Monday night. Puck drop is set for 7:30 p.m. ET.

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