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Eastern Metropolitan Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
40-17-3 83
36-18-6 78
31-22-7 69
30-25-4 64
25-20-14 64
27-22-9 63
27-22-8 62
19-30-10 48

2023 Goaltending

STATS W
Wins
L
Losses
OTL
Overtime Loss
GAA
Goals Against Average
SV%
Saves Percentage
SO
Shutout
Regular Season 5 8 1 3.24 .892 0

Top Akira Schmid News

  • Devils' Akira Schmid: Stuck with loss in return to NHL

    Schmid stopped 23 of 26 shots in Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Lightning. The fourth goal was an empty-netter.

    Making his first NHL start since Dec. 21, Schmid kept the Bolts off the scoreboard through the first period but things unraveled quickly to begin the second, as he was beaten twice in the first five minutes. The 23-year-old netminder hadn't been particularly impressive during his stint with AHL Utica, and his 3.47 GAA and .886 save percentage through 13 games for the minor-league club are actually worse than his 3.24 GAA and .892 save percentage in 16 contests for the Devils. Schmid will need to perform much better to put any pressure on Nico Daws for the top spot in the crease.

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  • Devils' Akira Schmid: Starting Sunday

    Schmid will guard the home cage Sunday versus Tampa Bay, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

    Schmid was recalled from AHL Utica on Saturday, and he's now poised to make his first NHL appearance since Dec. 21. The 23-year-old Schmid is 5-7-1 with an .893 save percentage and 3.25 GAA with the Devils this season. He'll face a Lightning team that's averaging 3.39 goals per game.

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  • Devils' Akira Schmid: Back in NHL

    Schmid was summoned from AHL Utica on Saturday.

    In a corresponding move, Isaac Poulter was returned to the minors. Schmid stopped 17 of 19 shots in a 2-1 loss to Syracuse on Friday after being sent to the AHL on Wednesday. He hadn't been in net for New Jersey since Dec. 21, so that extra work allowed him to shake off some rust. Nico Daws started for the Devils on Saturday, so Schmid might play between the pipes in Sunday's home game against Tampa Bay.

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  • Devils' Akira Schmid: Sent to minors

    Schmid was reassigned to AHL Utica on Wednesday, per Mike Morreale of NHL.com.

    Schmid has a 5-7-1 record, 3.25 GAA and .893 save percentage in 15 contests with the Devils this season. Isaac Poulter was called up from Utica in a corresponding move.

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  • Devils' Akira Schmid: Called up from minors

    Schmid was recalled from AHL Utica on Monday.

    Schmid has made 15 NHL appearances this season, going 5-7-1 with a 3.25 GAA and .893 save percentage. With Vitek Vanecek (lower body) sidelined, the 23-year-old Schmid figures to step into the backup role behind Nico Daws for Monday's clash with Seattle.

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  • Devils' Akira Schmid: AHL bound

    Schmid was reassigned to AHL Utica on Thursday.

    Schmid will look to reset in the AHL after going 5-7-1 with a 3.25 GAA and an .893 save percentage in 15 NHL appearances this season. Schmid was pulled in his last start after giving up two goals on six shots in the first five minutes of the opening period against Edmonton last Thursday. The Devils will roll with Vitek Vanecek and Nico Daws between the pipes for the foreseeable future.

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  • Devils' Akira Schmid: Pulled early against Edmonton

    Schmid allowed two first-period goals on six shots before he was replaced by Vitek Vanecek in Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Oilers.

    It was a short night for Schmid, who allowed two goals in the first 5:24 of the first period before getting the hook. He'd be spared the loss, however, after the Devils rallied with three unanswered goals. Still, the 23-year-old Schmid has been struggling of late, going 1-2-0 with an .864 save percentage over his last four outings. Overall, he's now 5-7-1 with an .893 save percentage and 3.26 GAA on the season. Vanecek will likely get the start in Saturday's game versus Detroit, which would leave Schmid out of action until after the holiday break.

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  • Devils' Akira Schmid: Starting versus Edmonton

    Schmid will protect the home goal versus the Oilers on Thursday, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

    Schmid will make his third start in the last four games. The 23-year-old has alternated wins and losses over his last six outings, posting a 3.23 GAA and an .897 save percentage in that span. The Oilers have cooled off lately, losing their last three games while getting outscored 15-6 in that span.

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  • Devils' Akira Schmid: Falls to Anaheim

    Schmid allowed four goals on 27 shots in Sunday's 5-1 loss to the Ducks.

    After keeping Anaheim off the board in the first period, Schmid allowed two goals in each of the final two frames before the Ducks added an empty-netter, handing the 23-year-old netminder a 5-1 loss. Schmid had been playing well coming into Sunday's outing, going 4-2-0 with a .909 save percentage over his previous six games while splitting starting duties with Vitek Vanecek. Overall, Schmid's now 5-7-1 on the season with an .897 save percentage and 3.12 GAA.

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  • Devils' Akira Schmid: Cruises to fifth win

    Schmid made 23 saves in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Blue Jackets.

    The Devils scored 47 seconds into the game and never looked back, giving Schmid a fairly easy evening in the crease. The 23-year-old has worked his way into a timeshare with Vitek Vanecek. Over his last six appearances, Schmid has gone 4-2-0 with a 2.80 GAA and .909 save percentage -- not elite numbers, but better than Vanecek has managed during that same period.

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  • Devils' Akira Schmid: Tending twine Sunday

    Schmid will get the starting nod Sunday at home against the Ducks, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

    Schmid stopped 23 of 26 shots in Saturday's win over Columbus and will start the second half of the back-to-back with Vitek Vanecek (undisclosed) dealing with an injury. Schmid has won four of his last six outings, registering a .909 save percentage during that stretch. Prior to that span, he had allowed 10 goals during a four-game losing skid. He owns a 3.03 GAA and a .900 save percentage through 13 appearances.

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  • Devils' Akira Schmid: Set to start Saturday

    Schmid is expected to start on the road against Columbus on Saturday, per Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site.

    Schmid has a 4-6-1 record, 3.03 GAA and .901 save percentage in 12 contests this season. He stopped 26 of 29 shots in a 4-1 loss to Edmonton in his last start Sunday. Columbus ranks 19th offensively this year with 3.00 goals per game.

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  • Devils' Akira Schmid: Slips against Oilers

    Schmid turned aside 26 of 29 shots in Sunday's 4-1 loss to Edmonton.

    The Oilers' final goal was scored into an empty net. Schmid gave up a goal in each period, with the final tally against him coming when he got trapped below the red line trying to handle the puck and pinned against the boards by Zach Hyman, leaving a wide-open cage for Connor McDavid. Schmid has lost two of his last three starts to drop his record to 4-6-1, and while his 3.03 GAA and .901 save percentage on the season don't make a strong case for more action, he has found himself in a timeshare with the struggling Vitek Vanecek to begin December.

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  • Devils' Akira Schmid: Guarding goal Sunday

    Schmid will guard the road goal Sunday against Edmonton, according to Devils play-by-play announcer Matt Loughlin.

    Schmid will get the second half of New Jersey's back-to-back after Vitek Vanecek played in Saturday's 4-2 win over Calgary. Schmid has supplied a 4-5-1 record this season with a 3.03 GAA and a .902 save percentage over 11 appearances. The Oilers rank sixth in the league this campaign with 3.46 goals per contest.

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  • Devils' Akira Schmid: Busy in Thursday's win

    Schmid stopped 37 of 38 shots in Thursday's 2-1 win over the Kraken.

    Schmid had to be sharp as the Devils nursed a one-goal lead for all of the third period. He was up to the task, keeping the Kraken at bay despite a ton of pressure on the Devils' defense. Schmid has won three of his last four outings despite allowing nine goals in that span. He's at a 4-5-1 record with a 3.03 GAA and a .902 save percentage through 11 games after a strong start. The Devils' next two games are in a back-to-back at Calgary on Saturday and Edmonton on Sunday, so both Schmid and Vitek Vanecek should get a chance to play over the weekend.

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  • Devils' Akira Schmid: Set to face Kraken

    Schmid is slated to start on the road against Seattle on Thursday, per Devils play-by-play announcer Matt Loughlin.

    Schmid has a 3-5-1 record, 3.27 GAA and .891 save percentage in 10 contests this season. He allowed five goals on 17 shots en route to a 6-3 loss to San Jose in his last start Friday. Seattle ranks 29th offensively this year with 2.65 goals per game.

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  • Devils' Akira Schmid: Clunker versus Sharks

    Schmid stopped 12 of 17 shots in Friday's 6-3 loss to the Sharks. The sixth goal was an empty-netter.

    Anthony Duclair and Jacob MacDonald each snapped long droughts with two-goal games and Mikael Granlund added three points as Schmid struggled. After posting solid performances in five of his previous six outings, Schmid's poor showing against a Sharks team playing the second half of a back-to-back was discouraging, though this was also the 23-year-old's second game in a row in the crease. The Devils will have some time to collect themselves before beginning a four-game road trip Tuesday in Vancouver.

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  • Devils' Akira Schmid: Guarding cage Friday

    Schmid will get the starting nod for Friday's home tilt with the Sharks, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

    Schmid is coming off an impressive performance against the Flyers on Thursday, stopping 44 of 47 shots in a victory. He's now won three straight decisions after dropping his previous four. During that losing skid, he still posted a respectable .911 save percentage. On the year, Schmid owns a 3.02 GAA and a .904 save percentage through nine outings.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 205 lbs
Birthplace: Bern, Switzerland
Age: 23
Experience: 2
Shoots: Left