Blackwood turned aside 37 of 40 shots in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win over the Panthers.
The game meant little to two teams eliminated from the playoffs, but Blackwood still wrapped up his first NHL campaign by winning three of his last four starts. The 22-year-old posted a 10-10-0 record, 2.61 GAA and .918 save percentage, and while Cory Schneider is under contract through 2021-22, Blackwood should still be in the conversation for the No. 1 netminder job next season.
Blackwood will draw the start in Saturday's regular-season finale on the road against the Panthers, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Devils coach John Hynes reportedly will assign Cory Schneider between the pipes for Thursday's road game against the Hurricanes, with the rookie Blackwood capping off the season for an Eastern Conference club that won't be in the playoffs. Blackwood has won every other start since getting torched for nine goals allowed against by the Flames on March 12 -- a six-game span. His final start of the season will take place against a Florida club that currently ranks eighth in the league in scoring at 3.25 goals per game.
Blackwood stopped 30 of 32 shots in Monday's 4-2 win over the Rangers.
Just as the Devils have been scrupulously alternating Blackwood and Cory Schneider in net since mid-January, the rookie has been alternating wins and losses over his last six outings, posting a 3.41 GAA and .891 save percentage during that stretch. Blackwood will likely get one more chance to improve his numbers, on the road Saturday against the Panthers.
Blackwood will get the starting nod at home versus the Rangers on Monday, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Given the current goalie split, Blackwood figures to get one more game following Monday's tilt. The 21-year-old is 8-10-0 with two shutouts, a 2.62 GAA and .916 save percentage in 21 outings this year. The Thunder Bay native will have a chance to earn the No. 1 job over Cory Schneider during training camp this fall, though coach John Hynes could deploy the two tenders in a similar split workload as he did to end this year.
Blackwood stopped 29 of 32 shots in Friday's 4-0 loss to the Red Wings.
Detroit's final goal was scored into an empty net. Blackwood has been up and down since his nine-goal shellacking March 12 at the hands of the Flames, going 2-2-0 with a 2.40 GAA and .905 save percentage in four starts, but the rookie at least seems to be maintaining his confidence.
Blackwood will start between the pipes in Friday's road clash against Detroit, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Blackwood's last outing was a 2-1 win over Arizona on Saturday, when he made 23 saves. The Ontario native is 8-9-0 through 20 appearances this season, sporting a 2.60 GAA and .917 save percentage. The Devils have Blackwood and Cory Schneider on a solid rotation, as Blackwood hasn't started in consecutive games since Jan. 12 against Philadelphia and Jan. 14 opposing Chicago. Detroit is 27th in scoring at 2.73 goals per game.
Blackwood turned aside 23 of 24 shots in regulation and overtime, and five of six shootout attempts, in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Coyotes.
The only shot to get past the rookie in the first 60 minutes came when he was screened, but he also owed his left goalpost a great deal of thanks -- Clayton Keller put a rebound off it in the third period for what would have been the winning goal, and Richard Panik also found iron on Arizona's final shootout attempt. Blackwood has won only twice in his last seven outings as he alternates starts with Cory Schneider, but he's allowed two goals or fewer in five of them as he tries to demonstrate he can be the Devils' goalie of the future.
Blackwood will be between the pipes at home versus Arizona on Saturday, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Blackwood has underwhelmed of late, as he is 1-5-0 in his last six outings, along with a 3.33 GAA and .894 save percentage over that span. In order to avoid overworking the youngster, the Devils figure to continue splitting the goaltending duties the rest of the way. As such, the Thunder Bay native will likely get another three (maybe four) starts before turning his focus to 2019-20.
Blackwood allowed four goals on 22 shots during Tuesday's 4-1 home loss to the Capitals.
Blackwood made some nice saves along the way, but the banged-up Devils were no match for the high-flying Capitals. The 22-year-old will fall to a 2.71 GAA and .915 save percentage behind a 7-9-0 record in 16 starts, and while his future may be bright, his short-term fantasy prospects are quite dim while alternating starts with Cory Schneider behind a replacement-laden lineup.
Blackwood will start in goal against the visiting Capitals on Tuesday, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Staying true to Devils coach John Hynes' original plan, Blackwood has started every other game since a Feb. 25 trade that saw Keith Kinkaid move on to Columbus. Now splitting starts exclusively with Cory Schneider, Blackwood bounced back nicely from a shellacking at the hands of the Flames -- nine goals allowed on 39 shots a week ago -- to snag a 25-save win over Vancouver on Friday. The rookie will now field shots from a Capitals team that boasts a 15-6-2 record within the shared Metropolitan Division.
Blackwood let in two goals on 27 shots in a 3-2 shootout win over the Canucks on Friday.
After giving up nine goals to the Flames on Tuesday, Blackwood rebounded in a big way in Vancouver. Blackwood improved to 7-8-0 with a 2.63 GAA and a .919 save percentage. The Devils wrap up their road trip in Colorado on Sunday, but it's unclear at this time who will start in goal.
Blackwood will defend the blue paint during Friday's road game against the Canucks, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Blackwood was awful in his last appearance Tuesday against the Flames, allowing nine goals on 39 shots en route to a brutal 9-4 loss. The 22-year-old backstop will look to bounce back and snap his four-game losing streak in a road matchup with a Vancouver team that's averaging 2.94 goals per game at home this season, 22nd in the NHL.
Blackwood was torched for nine goals on 39 shots in Tuesday's 9-4 loss to the Flames.
The goal light behind the 22-year-old got a major workout as the Flames poured on six goals in the third period to bury the Devils. Blackwood's record dropped to 6-8-0 with a suddenly pedestrian 2.69 GAA and a .919 save percentage. Luckily, it only counts as one loss for the rookie, who will cede the crease to Cory Schneider for Wednesday's meeting with the Oilers.
Blackwood will man the road crease Tuesday in Calgary, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Blackwood has taken regulation losses in each of his past three starts despite allowing only five goals over that span. He's getting almost no support from a Devils team that was bad even before getting ravaged by injuries, so it will be tough to trust the 22-year-old netminder against a Flames team that leads the league in home scoring at 4.09 goals per game.
Blackwood stopped 33 of 35 shots in Friday's 3-0 loss to the Capitals.
Washington's final goal came into an empty net. The rookie made some big saves, but with the Devils unable to solve Braden Holtby at the other end of the ice, Blackwood had no margin for error. He continues to alternate starts with Cory Schneider, but given Blackwood's recent form -- he's allowed two goals or less in four straight outings -- and New jersey's spot near the bottom of the NHL standings, that split could well tip in his favor down the stretch.
Blackwood will guard the net in Friday's road matchup with the Capitals, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Blackwood comes into Friday's game riding a two-game losing streak, though he only gave up three goals, made 62 saves, and posted a 1.55 GAA and .952 save percentage between both contests. The Canadian seems to have earned an even split with veteran teammate Cory Schneider for the remainder of the season. Blackwood will face a Washington offense that averaged 3.50 goals per game in February, good for fourth-best in the league.
Blackwood will split starts evenly with veteran Cory Schneider for the remainder of the season, Chris Ryan of NJ.com reports.
While Schneider will go to work against the Blue Jackets on Tuesday, Blackwood could see up to eight starts down the stretch, as the Devils hope both netminders will be in the team's plans for 2019-20. As a rookie, Blackwood has gone 6-6-0 (two shutouts) to complement a 2.25 GAA and .931 save percentage between 13 starts and 15 total appearances. Give yourself a pat on the back if you had the foresight to snatch him off the wire earlier in the season.
Blackwood made 29 saves Saturday in a 1-0 loss to the Bruins.
He was hot; Tuukka Rask was hotter. The only goal Blackwood surrendered came on a Boston power play. He followed it up with several nifty saves, including stopping Brad Marchand on a penalty shot. Blackwood's fantasy future is bright, even if his short-term value is limited by the Devils' current play.
Blackwood will start in goal Saturday versus host Boston, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
The Devils reportedly will go with Cory Schneider for a home game against the Flyers on Friday, whereas Blackwood is set to cap off the back-to-back set in a road clash with a Boston team that ranks 13th in the league in scoring at 2.98 goals per game. The rookie netminder has played so well that GM Ray Shero felt comfortable shipping Keith Kinkaid to the division-sharing Blue Jackets ahead of the trade deadline, so we shouldn't be surprised if he's ultimately able to steal a win from the contending B's this weekend.
Blackwood allowed two goals, including one power-play score, on 35 shots in a 2-1 loss to the Flames on Wednesday.
The 22-year-old played well, but it wasn't enough, as he dropped to 6-5-0 this season. But owners should love Blackwood's other numbers. In the last two games, he has stopped 70 of 74 shots (.946 save percentage) to raise his season save percentage to .928. He owns a 2.35 GAA as well.
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