Blackwood stopped 28 shots in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Penguins.
Pittsburgh's final goal was scored into an empty net. Blackwood's February hot streak appears to have faded away -- he's now 1-2-1 over his last four starts with a 3.23 GAA and .905 save percentage.
Blackwood will be in goal at home against the Penguins on Tuesday, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Blackwood has split time in the crease with Cory Schneider down the stretch and will likely continue to do so. The 22-year-old Blackwood's recent run of form likely hasn't earned him additional workload, considering he has given up nine goals on 105 shots in his last three contests (.914 save percentage).
Blackwood made 31 saves in a 6-4 win over the Rangers on Saturday.
It's his 22nd win of the season. That ties Blackwood with Sean Burke (1988-89) for wins in a single season by a Devils' rookie goalie. One more and he moves into second on that list. We've worried at times -- like you -- that the Devils might ruin this young goalie, but so far, so good. Trot him out there in appropriate match ups -- Blackwood plays on the Devils after all.
Blackwood will patrol the crease during Saturday's road clash with the Rangers, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Blackwood has played pretty well recently, maintaining a 2.46 GAA and .929 save percentage through his last two appearances, but he's posted a disappointing 0-1-1 record over that span due to a lack of goal support from his teammates. The 23-year-old backstop will look to get back in the win column in a road matchup with a Rangers squad that's averaging 3.40 goals per game at home this campaign, seventh most in the NHL.
Blackwood made 29 saves on 32 shots in a 3-0 loss to the Golden Knights on Tuesday.
Despite a solid effort in goal, Blackwood wound up with his first regulation loss since Jan. 9. The 23-year-old goalie dropped to 21-13-8 with a 2.71 GAA and a .916 save percentage through 45 appearances. Goaltending has rarely been a problem for the Devils lately -- wins may be hard to come by, but both Blackwood and Cory Schneider have solid overall numbers recently.
Blackwood will start in the road crease Tuesday against the Golden Knights, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Blackwood was outstanding in February, as he posted a 6-0-1 record and a .967 save percentage, and he'll round out the road trip with a tough matchup against the Golden Knights. Although the Knights lost to the Kings on Sunday, they've been otherwise impressive, winning eight straight leading up to that game while averaging 4.1 goals per contest.
Blackwood made 36 saves in Saturday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Kings.
Both goalies played exceptionally well, especially during a scoreless third period when the Kings outshot the Devils 13-11, but Blackwood still took his first loss since Jan. 30. The 23-year-old wrapped up a stellar February having posted a 1.27 GAA and .967 save percentage over seven starts.
Blackwood will defend the net Saturday against the Kings in Los Angeles, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Blackwood has hit his stride in the crease recently, posting a 1.15 GAA and a .970 over his last six starts as part of a six-game winning streak in the crease. He'll put that on the line again Friday, but he should have a decent shot at another victory facing a Kings club with a minus-2 goal differential on home ice.
Blackwood stopped 33 shots in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Capitals.
The young netminder continues to dazzle, even if he did allow Alex Ovechkin's 700th career goal in this one. Blackwood is now 7-0-1 over his last eight starts with a 1.82 GAA and .951 save percentage as he locks down the No. 1 job in New Jersey.
Blackwood will tend the home twine in Saturday's matchup versus the Capitals, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports.
Blackwood is red-hot right now with five straight wins and a .975 save percentage and 0.99 GAA in the process. He's averaged 39 saves per game in that span as well, and he should get plenty of action in this contest, as the Capitals rank second with 3.53 goals per road game.
Blackwood made 36 saves in a 2-1 victory over the Sharks on Thursday.
Blackwood is peppery hot. He has allowed just five goals over his last seven starts, a span in which he has gone 6-0-1. The win was his fifth straight. The Devils have suddenly become far more competitive than their start predicted and Blackwood is a big part of that.
Blackwood will patrol the crease during Thursday's home game versus the Sharks, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Blackwood has been unstoppable recently, picking up four straight wins while posting an exceptional 0.98 GAA and .976 save percentage. The 23-year-old backstop will look to keep rolling in a favorable home matchup with a San Jose club that's 12-14-3 on the road this year.
Blackwood made a career-high 52 saves in Sunday's 4-3 shootout win over Columbus.
On the same day New Jersey traded veteran defenseman and team captain Andy Greene, as well as forward Blake Coleman, the Devils were blitzed with 55 Columbus shots. The red-hot Blackwood was equal to the task, allowing his teammates to erase a 2-0 first-period deficit. He's allowed just four goals in four February starts, winning all of them and boasting an other-worldly .976 save percentage.
Blackwood will patrol the home crease for Sunday's matchup versus Columbus, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
The 23-year-old has been stellar in his past five starts, racking up a 4-0-1 record to go along with a 1.75 GAA and .949 save percentage in that span. Blackwood will draw a great matchup Sunday, facing a Blue Jackets offense that ranks 28th in goals per game this season (2.58).
Blackwood turned aside 25 of 26 shots in Thursday's 4-1 win over Detroit.
Blackwood came into this contest having made 83 saves in back-to-back shutouts, and while his shutout streak came to an end, the 23-year-old goalie stayed hot. Andreas Athanasiou gave Detroit a 1-0 lead in the second period, but New Jersey stormed back with four goals over a four-minute stretch in the third. While Blackwood's recent surge is exciting, it's still tough to trust him on a lottery-bound Devils team.
Blackwood will get the starting nod at home versus Detroit on Thursday, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Blackwood is coming off back-to-back shutouts, so it shouldn't be a surprise to see him manning the crease Thursday. The netminder faced 83 shots in those previous two outings and will look to keep his perfect run going versus a Red Wings squad that is scoring a league-worst 2.03 goals per game.
Blackwood made 37 saves in a 3-0 win over the Kings on Saturday.
Blackwood threw down his second straight shutout for the second time in his career. Sure, they were against the Flyers and Kings, but he was in the zone. Blackwood has put up 83 saves in his last two games and will certainly get some consideration for one of the league's stars of the week.
Blackwood will defend the home net in Saturday's matchup versus the Kings, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Blackwood is coming off a marvelous 46-save shutout against the Flyers on Thursday, so he'll look to stay hot in the cross-conference clash. This should be a good opportunity for the 23-year-old, as the Kings have lost eight of their last nine games and averaged just two goals per contest in that stretch.
Blackwood stopped all 46 shots he faced in Thursday's 5-0 win over the Flyers.
Blackwood got plenty of goal support, though it was just a 2-0 game heading into the third period. The first goal was ultimately all that was needed, as the athletic netminder was at the top of his game throughout. This outing displayed Blackwood's high ceiling, but he rarely plays up to it on a defensively challenged Devils team -- this was only Blackwood's second win in his last seven appearances.
Blackwood will patrol the crease during Thursday's road game versus the Flyers, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Blackwood struggled in his last start last Thursday against the Predators, surrendering five goals on 30 shots en route to a tough 6-5 loss. The 23-year-old backstop will try to bounce back in a tough road matchup with a hot Philadelphia team that's 18-4-4 at home this season.
|Last 7 Games|
|03/10||vs PIT||L 2-5||0||1||0||4||28||32|
|03/07||@ NYR||W 6-4||1||0||0||4||31||35|
|03/03||@ LV||L 0-3||0||1||0||3||29||32|
|02/29||@ LA||L 1-2 (OT)||0||0||1||2||36||38|
|02/22||vs WAS||W 3-2||1||0||0||2||33||35|
|02/20||vs SJ||W 2-1||1||0||0||1||36||37|
|02/16||vs CLB||W 4-3 (SO)||1||0||0||3||52||55|
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