Blackwood stopped 26 of 30 shots in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Sharks. San Jose's fifth goal was scored into an empty net.
Blackwood allowed San Jose to build up a 4-0 lead just 1:30 past the game'a halfway point. He settled down after that to prevent the game from getting completely out of hand, but New Jersey unsurprisingly failed to dig out of such a deep hole. The 24-year-old Thunder Bay native has been up and down to start the year, but his overall numbers are about what you'd expect - 4-2-2 with a 2.88 GAA and .916 save percentage.