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Eastern Metropolitan Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
34-9-8 76
32-13-4 68
27-14-8 62
27-20-6 60
24-16-9 57
25-22-5 55
21-21-9 51
15-32-4 34

2022 Goaltending

STATS W
Wins
L
Losses
OTL
Overtime Loss
GAA
Goals Against Average
SV%
Saves Percentage
SO
Shutout
Regular Season 21 5 2 2.29 .917 2

Top Vitek Vanecek News

  • Devils' Vitek Vanecek: Starting in Dallas

    Vanecek will get the starting nod for Friday's road contest against the Stars, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

    Vanecek has won eight straight outings dating back to Dec. 30, posting a terrific 2.07 GAA and .930 save percentage during that stretch. The 27-year-old has improved to 20-5-2 with a 2.30 GAA as one of the most impressive surprises during the first half of the 2022-23 campaign. He's 11-1-1 on the road, with his last road loss coming in Carolina on Dec. 20.

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  • Devils' Vitek Vanecek: Earns comeback win in overtime

    Vanecek stopped 33 of 35 shots in Friday's 3-2 overtime win over the Stars.

    Vanecek got off to a shaky start, allowing a pair of tallies in the first period. He was perfect after that, and the Devils pulled off the comeback to earn the 27-year-old his ninth straight win. In that span, he's allowed just 19 goals, reverting to the dominant form he displayed in November before a shaky December. Vanecek improved to 21-5-2 with a 2.29 GAA and a .917 save percentage through 32 appearances this season. The Devils don't play again until Feb. 6 versus the Canucks.

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  • Devils' Vitek Vanecek: Wins in OT

    Vanecek stopped 27 of 29 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win over the Golden Knights.

    Vanecek was sharp again Tuesday, allowing just a pair of goals in the second period in the overtime victory. The 27-year-old Vanecek has won seven consecutive starts with a .930 save percentage in that span. The Czech netminder is now 20-5-2 with a .916 save percentage on the season.

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  • Devils' Vitek Vanecek: Facing Vegas

    Vanecek will patrol the home crease Tuesday versus Vegas. Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

    Vanecek has won his past seven starts, allowing just 15 goals on 213 shots. He has a 19-5-2 record this season with a 2.32 GAA and a .916 save percentage in 30 appearances. Vegas ranks 14th in the league this year with 3.19 goals per game.

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  • Devils' Vitek Vanecek: Wins in overtime

    Vanecek stopped 25 of 26 shots in Sunday's 2-1 overtime victory over the Penguins.

    Vanecek was sharp Sunday, allowing just a Sidney Crosby goal in the first period en route to a 2-1 overtime win. Vanecek has won seven straight starts and hasn't allowed more than three goals in a game since Dec. 12. The 27-year-old netminder improves to 19-5-2 this season with a .916 save percentage.

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  • Devils' Vitek Vanecek: Tending twine Sunday

    Vanecek will patrol the home crease Sunday against Pittsburgh, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

    Vanecek has won his past six starts, having permitted just 14 goals on 187 shots during that span. He stopped 25 shots in a 4-2 win over the Penguins on Dec. 30 to begin the win streak. Vanecek has a record of 18-5-2 this season with a 2.37 GAA and a .914 save percentage in 29 appearances. Pittsburgh ranks 12th in the league this year with 3.24 goals per game.

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  • Devils' Vitek Vanecek: Wins in shootout

    Vanecek allowed three goals on 32 shots in Monday's 4-3 shootout win over the Sharks.

    Vanecek allowed a pair of goals in the first period and another in the third. Jack Hughes tied the game 3-3 with just 10 seconds remaining in the contest before Vanecek blanked San Jose in overtime and the subsequent shootout. It's the sixth consecutive win for Vanecek. The 27-year-old netminder improves to 18-5-2 with a .914 save percentage on the season.

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  • Devils' Vitek Vanecek: Facing Sharks

    Vanecek will start Monday's road game against San Jose, Catherine Bogart of the Devils' official site reports.

    Vanecek, who has won his past five outings, is coming off a 31-save performance in last Friday's 6-2 victory over Anaheim. He has a 17-5-2 record this season with a 2.35 GAA and a .914 save percentage in 28 appearances. San Jose is tied for 22nd in the league this year with 3.02 goals per game.

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  • Devils' Vitek Vanecek: Guarding cage Friday

    Vanecek will get the starting nod in Anaheim on Friday, Ducks PA Announcer Phil Hulett reports.

    Vanecek has allowed just nine goals on 122 shots during his current four-game winning streak. The 27-year-old has improved to 16-5-2 with a 2.37 GAA and a .913 save percentage in his first season with the Devils. His last road loss was in Carolina on Dec. 20, when he coughed up three goals on 13 shots before he was pulled from the game.

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  • Devils' Vitek Vanecek: Allows two goals in win

    Vanecek allowed two goals on 33 shots in Friday's 6-2 win over the Ducks.

    The Devils were up by four goals before the Ducks got on the board, so Vanecek was able to cruise to the win. This was his fifth straight win, and he's allowed only 11 tallies over that span. For the season, the 27-year-old is up to 17-5-2 with a 2.35 GAA and a .914 save percentage through 28 outings. Vanecek's recent success will likely make it tough for Mackenzie Blackwood to draw many starts, though the latter may play Saturday versus the Kings in the second half of a back-to-back.

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  • Devils' Vitek Vanecek: Allows three in victory

    Vanecek stopped 25 of 28 shots, helping the Devils to a 5-3 win over the Hurricanes on Tuesday.

    While not spectacular, an .893 save percentage for Vanecek was enough to lead the Devils to victory against the division-leading Hurricanes. Tuesday's start gives Vanecek starts in three of the last four games, as he looks to gain the majority of starts moving forward for New Jersey. On the season, Vanecek has a 16-5-2 record with a 2.37 GAA and a .913 save percentage.

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  • Devils' Vitek Vanecek: Between the pipes Tuesday

    Vanecek will guard the road goal Tuesday versus the Hurricanes, Catherine Bogart of the Devils' official site reports.

    Vanecek will start for the fourth time in the last six games, and he's won his last three outings. In that span, he's given up six goals on 94 shots. The Hurricanes' forward group is expected to be at full health, but they've struggled to fill the net this year with an average of 3.10 goals per game, good for 20th in the league.

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  • Devils' Vitek Vanecek: Picks up victory

    Vanecek stopped 31 of 34 shots Saturday, leading the Devils to a 4-3 overtime win over the Rangers.

    Vanecek started the game shaky, giving up three goals in the first two periods. He was able to shut the door on the Rangers and pick up the win in overtime, finishing with a .912 save percentage on the afternoon. The former Capital is coming off a decent month of December, posting a 2-3-2 record with a 2.86 GAA and a .885 save percentage. Vanecek can be expected to be in a timeshare with Mackenzie Blackwood moving forward.

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  • Devils' Vitek Vanecek: Starting versus Rangers

    Vanecek will patrol the home crease Saturday versus the Rangers, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

    Vanecek has won his past two starts, having stopped 57 of 60 shots. He has a 14-5-2 record this season with a 2.31 GAA and a .914 save percentage in 25 appearances. Vanecek has permitted seven goals on 61 shots in two previous contests against the Rangers this season.

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  • Devils' Vitek Vanecek: Two minutes shy of shutout

    Vanecek made 32 saves in Wednesday's 5-1 win over the Red Wings.

    Lucas Raymond spoiled Vanecek's shutout bid with exactly two minutes left in regulation, but that was just about the only thing that didn't go New Jersey's way in this one. This was only the Devils' third win in 12 games since their 13-game winning streak was snapped, but Vanecek still boasts a robust 14-5-2 record overall.

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  • Devils' Vitek Vanecek: Expected to start Wednesday

    Vanecek is expected to start on the road against Detroit on Wednesday, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

    Vanecek stopped 25 of 27 shots in a 4-2 win against Pittsburgh on Friday. He's 13-5-2 with a 2.38 GAA and .911 save percentage in 24 contests in 2022-23. Detroit has won three of its last four games to improve to 16-12-7 this season.

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  • Devils' Vitek Vanecek: Cools Pens' scorching PP

    Vanecek made 25 saves, including 12 short-handed stops, during a 4-2 victory over the host Penguins on Friday.

    Making his second straight start, Vanecek kept the Penguins' surging power-play units scoreless on nine attempts Friday. The 26-year-old netminder was coming off a 24-save loss to the Bruins on Wednesday and faced a Penguins squad that produced 11 power-play goals in its past 12 games. Earning his first win in seven appearances, Vanecek (13-5-2) helped the Devils improve to 13-2-1 on the road this season.

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  • Devils' Vitek Vanecek: Facing Pittsburgh

    Vanecek will guard the road goal against Pittsburgh on Friday, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

    Vanecek has struggled of late, going 0-3-1 while giving up 15 goals on 108 shots over his last six appearances. He may have turned the corner, as he played well Wednesday in a loss to Boston, giving up two goals on 26 shots. He is 12-5-2 with a 2.39 GAA and a .910 save percentage this season, as he got off to an amazing start. He will face the Penguins, who have scored 119 goals in 35 games.

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  • Devils' Vitek Vanecek: Can't hold off Bruins

    Vanecek allowed two goals on 26 shots in Wednesday's 3-1 loss to the Bruins. Boston's third goal was an empty-netter.

    Vanecek helped the Devils go toe to toe with a tough Boston team for most of the evening, but Patrice Bergeron beat him with 4:09 left in regulation to break a 1-1 tie, and Boston promptly tacked on an empty-net goal to provide the final margin. The Devils have cooled off after a hot start, and Vanecek's numbers reflect that trend. His 12-5-2 record is strong, but only one of those wins has come in December.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 184 lbs
Birthplace: Havlickuv Brod, Czech Republic
Age: 27
Experience: 2
Shoots: Left