Last Game
Fri, Apr 29
vs Detroit Red Wings (32-40-10)
  • Prudential Center
5
Final
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Eastern Metropolitan Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
54-20-8 116
52-24-6 110
46-25-11 103
44-26-12 100
37-35-10 84
37-38-7 81
27-46-9 63
25-46-11 61

2021 Goaltending

STATS W
Wins
L
Losses
OTL
Overtime Loss
GAA
Goals Against Average
SV%
Saves Percentage
SO
Shutout
Regular Season 9 10 4 3.39 .892 2

Top MacKenzie Blackwood News

  • Devils' Mackenzie Blackwood: Falls in finale

    Blackwood stopped 30 of 34 shots in Friday's 5-3 loss to the Red Wings.

    New Jersey fought back from three separate one-goal deficits in the season finale, but Pius Suter broke a 3-3 tie with less than 10 minutes left and Tyler Bertuzzi sealed the win for the Red Wings with an empty-netter. Blackwood went winless in two starts after returning from a heel injury and finishes the season with a 9-10-4 record, 3.39 GAA and .892 save percentage.

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  • Devils' Mackenzie Blackwood: In net for Friday's finale

    Blackwood is the expected starter for Friday's season finale against the Red Wings.

    Blackwood will be making just his second appearance since Jan. 19. He allowed five goals on 34 shots in an overtime loss to Ottawa on Tuesday in his return from a heel injury, bringing his season record to 9-9-4 with a 3.36 GAA and .892 save percentage.

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  • Devils' Mackenzie Blackwood: Takes OT loss in return

    Blackwood (heel) allowed five goals on 34 shots in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime loss to Ottawa.

    Blackwood understandably looked a little rusty in his first action since Jan. 19. Thomas Chabot's power-play marker in the final minute of the first period opened the scoring, and Ottawa added two goals apiece from Tim Stutzle and Drake Batherson against Blackwood. Coach Lindy Ruff had previously announced that the plan was to play Blackwood on Tuesday and Friday this week, and with no sign of a physical setback in this one, the 25-year-old netminder should defend the cage for Friday's season finale against the Red Wings after yielding the crease for Thursday's penultimate game in Carolina.

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  • Devils' Mackenzie Blackwood: Officially activated

    Blackwood (heel) has been officially removed from injured reserve ahead of his start versus Ottawa on the road Tuesday, per the NHL media site.

    The team had already confirmed Blackwood would get the starting nod, so his activation off injured reserve was merely a formality. With a back-to-back versus the Hurricanes and Red Wings on Thursday and Friday, respectively, the 25-year-old netminder should get at least one more start to finish out the year.

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  • Devils' Mackenzie Blackwood: Set to return Tuesday

    Blackwood (heel) is expected to start Tuesday's game against the Senators, per coach Lindy Ruff.

    Ruff added that the plan is for Blackwood to play Friday against the Red Wings as well. Blackwood has been on injured reserve with a heel injury since Jan. 19 and will need to be removed from IR before he can suit up.

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  • Devils' Mackenzie Blackwood: Back with teammates

    Blackwood (heel) will participate in morning skate Tuesday, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

    It will be Blackwood's first time on the ice with his team since his last game Jan. 19 against Arizona. It's unclear if the Devils expect him to be ready for Tuesday's tilt with the Coyotes, but the 25-year-old is clearly nearing a return. He's missed the last 34 games.

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  • Devils' Mackenzie Blackwood: Back on the ice

    Blackwood (heel) has begun skating, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

    Blackwood has missed the last 27 games but it appears that he's making progress toward a return. The 25-year-old netminder will still need some time at practice before he's ready for game action. He's 9-9-3 with an .894 save percentage through 23 appearances this season.

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  • Devils' Mackenzie Blackwood: Lands on injured reserve

    Blackwood was placed on injured reserve Tuesday with a heel injury.

    Blackwood missed the first month of the season with a heel injury that appears to have flared up again. Since Blackwood hasn't played since Jan. 19 versus Arizona, he technically will only have to miss Tuesday's matchup with Dallas before he could be activated off IR. Still, fantasy players should probably be expecting the netminder to miss some time, which will likely force Jon Gillies into the starting role with Jonathan Bernier (hip) already done for the season.

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  • Devils' Mackenzie Blackwood: Struggles in return

    Blackwood made 13 saves on 17 shots in a 4-1 loss to the Coyotes on Wednesday.

    Blackwood missed the previous game under COVID-19 protocols and had a hard time stopping a low-powered Arizona offense Wednesday. The 25-year-old netminder has allowed three or more goals in all but one of his last 10 starts, compiling a 4-6-0 record over that span.

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  • Devils' Mackenzie Blackwood: Slated to start Wednesday

    Blackwood is set to be between the pipes at home versus Arizona on Wednesday, per NHL.com.

    Since the start of December, Blackwood has appeared in 13 of the club's 17 outings in which he posted a 5-6-1 record and 3.50 GAA. The netminder figures to carry the load for the Devils moving forward but may still struggle to rack up wins given the challenging Metropolitan Division. As such, Blackwood is unlikely to offer much more than mid-range fantasy value.

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  • Devils' Mackenzie Blackwood: Removed from COVID-19 protocols

    Blackwood departed the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Monday.

    Blackwood has gone 9-8-3 with a 3.24 GAA and an .898 save percentage over 22 appearances this season. He was ineligible to participate in last Thursday's game against the Islanders due to the protocols. Prior to that, he started six consecutive games, going 4-2-0 with a 3.48 GAA and an .889 save percentage. He could return to the net as soon as Wednesday's contest against Arizona.

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  • Devils' Mackenzie Blackwood: In virus protocols

    The Devils placed Blackwood in COVID-19 protocols Wednesday.

    Blackwood's status had been unclear after inconclusive test results Tuesday and he does indeed have COVID-19. The goalie will likely only miss Thursday's game while he recovers from the virus. Jon Gillies figures to be the primary netminder during Blackwood's absence.

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  • Devils' Mackenzie Blackwood: Questionable for Thursday

    Blackwood received inconclusive COVID-19 test results Tuesday, per Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site.

    Blackwood's COVID-19 tests were resubmitted to acquire conclusive results. His status for Thursday's contest with the Islanders is questionable until the definite results return Tuesday. The 25-year-old has posted an 9-8-3 record with a 3.24 GAA and a .898 save percentage this season.

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  • Devils' Mackenzie Blackwood: Too many goals allowed again

    Blackwood made 30 saves in a 4-3 loss to Columbus on Saturday.

    Oliver Bjorkstrand was Blackwood's kryptonite Saturday, beating him on a power play early in the first and again in the third with a nifty one-timer. The netminder has put up a 4-2 record in his last six starts, but he's been inconsistent in that span -- he allowed four or more goals in half of those games, including two five-goal games. And that makes Blackwood an unsteady play in most formats -- save percentage and goals against count for a lot in most formats.

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  • Devils' Mackenzie Blackwood: Between pipes Saturday

    Blackwood will start Saturday's game in Columbus, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

    The Blue Jackets will get a second look at Blackwood, who stopped 31 of their 32 shots in a winning effort Thursday. Blackwood has a 3.20 GAA and .899 save percentage through 21 games this season.

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  • Devils' Mackenzie Blackwood: Difference-maker against Jackets

    Blackwood made 31 saves in a 3-1 win over the Blue Jackets on Thursday.

    Blackwood was the difference-maker in the game. He faced 18 shots in the first period, only surrendering a single goal to Max Domi. Blackwood is 4-1-0 in his last five, but this was the first game where he looked elite. Over his previous four, he recorded a lowly .870 save percentage. The jury remains out on his ultimate ceiling and whether he'll be more than an average NHL starter.

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  • Devils' Mackenzie Blackwood: Tending twine Thursday

    Blackwood will get the starting nod for Thursday's home tilt with Columbus.

    Blackwood is 3-1-0 over his last four starts but he owns an unsightly 3.93 GAA and .870 save percentage during that stretch. The 25-year-old fell to 8-7-3 through 20 appearances after Tuesday's loss to Boston. Blackwood is sporting a .917 save percentage in 10 home games this season.

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  • Devils' Mackenzie Blackwood: Mauled by Bruins

    Blackwood stopped 29 shots in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Bruins.

    The two teams traded goals until midway through the third period, but the Devils never held the lead and any thoughts of forcing overtime were crushed when Blackwood was beaten by Brandon Carlo inside the final minute of regulation. The netminder's three-game winning streak was snapped as a result, but Blackwood hasn't allowed fewer than three goals in seven straight outings, leaving him with a 3.32 GAA and .895 save percentage on the season.

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  • Devils' Mackenzie Blackwood: Gets starting nod Tuesday

    Blackwood will be stationed between the pipes for Tuesday's tilt in Boston.

    Blackwood has rattled off three straight wins since the Devils returned to action despite allowing 11 goals on 89 shots during that span. He's now 8-6-3 with a disappointing 3.22 GAA and .897 save percentage through 19 appearances this season. He owns a noticeably worse save percentage (.872) in nine road contests.

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  • Devils' Mackenzie Blackwood: Wins third straight game

    Blackwood stopped 27 of 30 shots in Sunday's 4-3 overtime win over the Capitals.

    Blackwood hasn't been great since the holiday break, but he's won three straight games despite allowing 11 goals in that span. As long as he continues to get results, he'll likely continue to play as well. The 25-year-old improved to 8-6-3 with a 3.22 GAA and an .897 save percentage in 19 appearances this year. The Devils' next game is Tuesday versus the Bruins.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 225 lbs
Birthplace: Thunder Bay, ON
Age: 25
Experience: 3
Shoots: Left