Devils goaltender Cory Schneider returns with 4-1 win over Red Wings

New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider made his NHL return Tuesday night and picked up a 4-1 win at the Detroit Red Wings.

Schneider ended with 27 saves and kept the Red Wings scoreless until the 9:40 mark of the third period. Tuesday's outing marked his first win in the NHL since March 25, 2019, a 3-2 decision over the Buffalo Sabres.

"It's a sense of relief a little bit,'' Schneider said. "It's just one game, so obviously I'd like to have had a lot more here.''

Schneider, 33, a one-time All-Star, has been relegated to the Devils' AHL affiliate most of the season, as New Jersey has largely sat in last place in the Metropolitan Division. He was recalled last week. And with Louis Domingue dealt to the Vancouver Canucks at the NHL trade deadline Monday, New Jersey's backup slot, behind rookie Mackenzie Blackwood, opened up.

Tuesday was Schneider's first start since Jan. 18. His season record entering the game was 0-6-1 with a 4.65 goals-against average and .852 save percentage.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.