Cory Schneider earned his third shutout of the season and Michael Ryder scored his team-leading 15th goal as the New Jersey Devils snapped a three-game winless streak with a 1-0 victory over the Dallas Stars on Thursday night.
Schneider finished with 26 saves in his first victory since Dec. 28 against the New York Islanders. Schneider's previous shutout was also a 1-0 victory against Buffalo on Nov. 30.
Despite stellar goaltending by Kari Lehtonen, who made 33 saves, Dallas dropped its fourth straight.
Ryder connected at 8:17 of the second period on a pass from Travis Zajac. Ryane Clowe sent the puck behind the net and Zajac held on until he could slip it to Ryder for his shot from the edge of the right circle that beat Lehtonen to his stick side.
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