John Schweibacher

Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals takes a penalty shot against Cory Schneider #35 of the New Jersey Devils during their game at Prudential Center on December 20, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Devils Notebook: Little-Known Facts, Odd Stats And Strange Records

The New Jersey Devils split a pair of shootouts, but ended up on the wrong end of two shutouts in going 1-2-1 this past week.

12/22/2014

Scott Gomez #21 of the New Jersey Devils skates against the Chicago Blackhawks at Prudential Center on December 9, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Devils Notebook: Little-Known Facts, Odd Stats And Strange Records

It’s getting late early for the Devils, who begin the week with just two wins in their last 11 games (2-6-3) and have fallen to a season-low four games below .500 (11-15-5), tied for 12th in the Eastern Conference standings.

12/15/2014

Martin Brodeur of the St. Louis Blues takes a break during the second period against the New York Islanders at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on December 6, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Devils Notebook: Little-Known Facts, Odd Stats And Strange Records

Brodeur had played all of his 1,259 career games for the Devils before his first Blues appearance. There are now only seven goalies in team history that played their entire NHL “careers” for New Jersey.

12/08/2014

Adam Henrique #14 and Jaromir Jagr #68 of the New Jersey Devils skate against the Detroit Red Wings at the Prudential Center on November 28, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Devils Notebook: Little-Known Facts, Odd Stats And Strange Records

The New Jersey Devils begin December with just one win in their last seven games, going 1-4-2 to close out November.

12/01/2014

Scott Clemmensen  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Devils Notebook: Little-Known Facts, Odd Stats And Strange Records

The Devils have reached the quarter mark of the 2014-15 NHL season and are almost in the exact same position they were one year ago.

11/24/2014

Vladimir Tarasenko #91 of the St. Louis Blues is stopped in the first period by goaltender Cory Schneider #35 of the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on November 4, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Devils Notebook: Little-Known Facts, Odd Stats And Strange Records

Cory Schneider has now started 18 consecutive games to open the season, the second-longest stretch by a goaltender to begin a season in Devils history.

11/17/2014

Keith Kinkaid  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Devils Notebook: Little-Known Facts, Odd Stats And Strange Records

Prior to Friday night, the Devils had allowed goals in one game to three different Red Wings defensemen twice in club history.

11/10/2014

Adam Larsson #5 of the New Jersey Devils celebrates scoring the go-ahead goal in the third period against the Columbus Blue Jackets during their game at the Prudential Center on November 1, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Devils Notebook: Little-Known Facts, Odd Stats And Strange Records

The New Jersey Devils bounced back after a blowout loss in Pittsburgh last Tuesday night with a pair of come-from-behind wins against Winnipeg and Columbus.

11/03/2014

Marek Zidlicky #2 of New Jersey Devils celebrates his second-period power-play goal with teammate Damon Severson #28 during an NHL game against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on October 25, 2014 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Devils Notebook: Little-Known Facts, Odd Stats And Strange Records

The New Jersey Devils snapped a four-game winless streak and improved to 4-1-0 on the road this season with a 3-2 overtime victory Saturday night in Ottawa.

10/27/2014

Cory Schneider #35 of the New Jersey Devils sits on the bench after being pulled for an extra skater in the third period at the Prudential Center on October 18, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Devils Notebook: Little-Known Facts, Odd Stats And Strange Records

After winning their first three games of the 2013-14 season, the New Jersey Devils have dropped two in a row, including their home opener against the San Jose Sharks this past Saturday night.

10/20/2014

Damon Severson skates in his first NHL game against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center on October 9, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Devils defeated the Flyers 6-4. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Devils Notebook: Little-Known Facts, Odd Stats And Strange Records

The Devils opened the season with two road wins for the first time in team history, starting with a 6-4 victory at Philadelphia last Thursday and beating the Panthers 5-1 in Florida.

10/14/2014

Mike Cammalleri (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Devils Notebook: Little-Known Facts, Odd Stats And Strange Records

The New Jersey Devils will begin the 40th overall season in franchise history, including their previous stops in Kansas City and Colorado, Thursday night against the Flyers in Philadelphia.

10/08/2014

Bobby Abreu (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Final Mets Notebook: Little-Known Facts, Odd Stats And Strange Records

The Mets have not reached the postseason since 2006. With the Royals making the playoffs for the first time since 1985, only four teams in the majors currently have longer droughts than the Mets.

09/30/2014

Terry Collins (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Mets Notebook: Little-Known Facts, Odd Stats And Strange Records

Although Terry Collins has yet to post a winning record in any of his years at the helm, he can move into fourth place on the club’s all-time wins list.

09/23/2014

Curtis Granderson #3 of the New York Mets celebrates his solo home run in the eighth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on September 7, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. New York defeated Cincinnati 4-3. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Mets Notebook: Little-Known Facts, Odd Stats And Strange Records

The New York Mets won back-to-back road series on the same trip for the first time this season, taking two of three from both the Marlins and Reds.

09/08/2014

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