Blackwood stopped 19 of 23 shots in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Capitals. Washington's final goal was scored into an empty net. Blackwood has now lost three of his last four starts, allowing at least three goals in all four outings, but on the season he still has a solid 2.52 GAA and .924 save percentage.
Blackwood will defend the blue paint during Saturday's home game versus the Capitals. Blackwood was a little shaky in his last start Thursday against the Sabres, surrendering three goals on 32 shots, but he was ultimately able to come up with his fifth win of the season thanks to strong goal support from his teammates. The 24-year-old backstop will attempt to secure a second straight victory in a tough home matchup with a Washington team that's averaging 3.37 goals per game this campaign, sixth in the NHL.
Blackwood made 29 saves in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over Buffalo. After suffering his first two regulation defeats of the season at the Sabres' hands in his last two starts, Blackwood finally conquered Buffalo to improve to 5-2-1. He gave up a goal in each period but got some help from Pavel Zacha, who potted the overtime winner after dishing out a pair of helpers in regulation. The 24-year-old goaltender gives the Devils a chance to win every night, even in the difficult East Division.
Blackwood will guard the road goal during Thursday's game versus Buffalo. Blackwood was solid in his last start Tuesday against the Sabres, stopping 33 of of 36 shots, but he ultimately suffered his third loss of the season due to insufficient goal support from his teammates. The 24-year-old netminder will try to snap his two-game losing streak in a rematch with the same Buffalo squad Thursday.
Blackwood stopped 33 of 36 shots in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Sabres. Buffalo's final goal was scored into an empty net. New Jersey gave Blackwood almost no offensive support, as Linus Ullmark took a shutout into the final minute of the third period, but the Devils netminder kept the game close as long as he could. On the season, Blackwood is 4-2-1 with a stellar 2.25 GAA and .935 save percentage.
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