Wedgewood stopped just 13 of 17 shots in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to Buffalo. The Sabres' fifth goal was an empty-netter, but that doesn't do much to mitigate Wedgewood's poor performance. New Jersey carried play and finished with 30 shots to Buffalo's 18, but the Sabres scored the game's final three goals after falling behind 3-2 in the second period. With just three wins in 12 starts and at least four goals allowed in five of those 12 games, Wedgewood isn't an advisable fantasy option when the Devils opt to give MacKenzie Blackwood a breather in net.
Wedgewood is in line to start in goal in Tuesday's home game versus the Sabres, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports. Wedgewood wasn't great in his last start March 26 against the Capitals, surrendering four goals on 31 shots en route to a 4-0 loss. He'll try to get back in the win column in a favorable home matchup with a Buffalo team that's 4-12-2 on the road this year.
Wedgewood made 27 saves in Friday's 4-0 loss to the Capitals. The Devils couldn't solve Ilya Samsonov at one end of the ice and couldn't stop Alex Ovechkin at the other, making for a long night for Wedgewood. The netminder is 1-2-2 over his last five starts, and on the season Wedgewood carries a 2.72 GAA and a .914 save percentage.
Wedgewood will patrol the blue paint for Friday's game in Washington. MacKenzie Blackwood has started the last three games but Wedgewood will get the starting nod on the second night of the back-to-back. The 28-year-old has been solid this month, going 2-1-2 with a 2.38 GAA and a .931 save percentage. The Capitals score the fourth most goals per game in the NHL and beat Wedgewood five times on 30 shots in their last meeting.
Wedgewood made 26 saves in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Penguins. Kyle Palmieri staked him to a 1-0 lead in the first period, but Wedgewood couldn't make it hold up, especially once the Sidney Crosby line got rolling for Pittsburgh. It's Wedgewood's first regulation loss in five March outings, and on the season the 28-year-old carries a surprising 2.59 GAA and .918 save percentage.
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