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Cory Schneider said he would have pulled himself less than 13 minutes into the game on Saturday after the Rangers took a 3-0 lead on six shots (, April 5).

"I gave up three goals on six shots. There's not much of a decision there," Schneider said. "It's disappointing. My teammates came out and they played hard on a back-to-back (game) and I couldn't make a save."

No surprise Schneider was hard on himself, especially after the Devils failed to come back, ultimately losing in a 6-1 defeat.

"Especially in this building against this team, you have to make the big save," Schneider said. "You have to come up with one there somewhere and stop the bleeding. I wasn't able to do that and 13 minutes into the game we were pretty far out of it. It's just unacceptable for me. I'm disappointed in myself. The score was a lot worse than the game was."

Back up goalie Keith Kinkaid allowed three more goals, but Schneider still shouldered all of the blame.

"I expect to play well every night. You never think that's going to happen. Unfortunately it does," Schneider said. "It's been a while since I had a first period like that. Maybe after the second or into the third it's gotten away from me a few times, but it's been a long while since I had a first period like that and it's tough that it had to happen tonight."

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