WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- The Devils come to town smarting from a heartbreaking road loss against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday as they surrendered the only goal of the game with two seconds left in overtime. Still, they have the same record as Winnipeg and Jets coach Paul Maurice is expecting a track meet.
"They've got a real quick team," he said. "They've got an awful lot of speed, some good puck movers. I think it's going to be as close to the fastest game we'll play all year. The fastest team that we've seen."
Cory Schneider will get the start in goal but he won't need any time to get his bearings. Bell MTS Place was his home rink when he played for the AHL's Manitoba Moose from 2007 to 2010.
The 31-year-old told a media scrum after a 35-minute practice on Friday morning that he's going to be paying extra special attention to Jets right winger Patrik Laine, who has nine goals thus far this year and is riding a seven-game point streak.
"His release is about as good as it gets," he said. "I've only seen him a couple of times, but he's had some good looks on me. I think he's scored a goal at least. He hits his spots, he's not reckless." << Read more
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