Devils' Schneider to start Game 3 vs. Lightning

Tampa Bay Lightning holding playoff watch parties for games 3 & 4

Tampa Bay Lightning holding playoff watch parties for games 3 & 4

He made 40 starts in net for the Devils this season, recording a save-percentage of.907 and giving up almost three goals per game, but lost his job to Kinkaid after suffering an injury midway through the year.

As such, Michael Grabner and Mirco Mueller will watch from the press box Monday night.

While the Devils had surges in the opening two games in Tampa, there is much room for improvement up and down their lineup. He's missed 35 regular-season and two postseason games due to a concussion suffered from a vicious hit from Boston Bruins pest Brad Marchand in January. "It's been frustrating sitting on the sidelines watching".

After surviving the Flyers early push, as Pittsburgh flexes their muscle in Game 3 win over Philadelphia. The Lightning certainly have more playoff experience in recent years.

That experience showed in the first two games as the Lightning handled momentum swings in a smoother fashion that far-less experienced Devils. "He just makes his lines click when the puck is on his stick because he tends to make the right play".

Schneider has shown in years past that he can perform at very high level, and that level of play is what convinced the Devils to trade a first-round draft pick to acquire him from the Vancouver Canucks in 2013, then sign him to a seven-year, $42 million extension a year later. "And tonight is a big game". "We're not focused on what we did the first two games. We can't panic. We just have to go out, play our game and get back into the way we know we can play, because then we are really tough to play against". Yet, incredibly, he has not won a game since December 27.

Down 0-2 in the series to Winnipeg, Minnesota rebounds on home ice with a six-goal outburst.

However, Kinkaid was blitzed by the high-powered Lightning offense in the first two games of this series and was pulled in favor of Schneider after allowing five goals on 15 shots in only 33:12 on Saturday.

While Hynes and the Devils players express trust in both goaltenders, there's no question that Schneider provides a certain level of comfort when he's in between the pipes. Game 4 will begin at 7:30 p.m. "Keith down the stretch was great and Cory's had his times this year, as well". "He's battled through it, and he's still our guy".