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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 6 4 2 3.21 .894 0

Top MacKenzie Blackwood News

  • Devils' Mackenzie Blackwood: Falls to Predators

    Blackwood allowed five goals on 40 shots in Thursday's 6-4 loss to Nashville.

    Blackwood held his own early in the contest, stopping 29 of 32 shots in the first two periods. However, he'd allow two goals on just eight shots in the final frame before the Predators added an empty-netter, handing the Devils a 6-4 loss. It's been a tough stretch for Blackwood as he falls to 1-2-2 since Dec. 23. The 26-year-old netminder is now 6-4-2 with an .894 save percentage this season while backing up Vitek Vanecek.

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  • Devils' Mackenzie Blackwood: Expected to face Predators

    Blackwood is expected to start on the road against Nashville on Thursday, per Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site.

    Blackwood has struggled over his last four outings, posting a 1-1-2 record, 3.73 GAA and .901 save percentage over that span. That said, he's 6-3-2 with a 3.04 GAA and an .896 save percentage in 13 contests in 2022-23, so his campaign hasn't been great overall. Nashville has the 27th-ranked offense with 2.74 goals per game.

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  • Devils' Mackenzie Blackwood: Gives up four goals in OT loss

    Blackwood surrendered four goals on 40 shots in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Kraken.

    Blackwood made his second start over five games on the Devils' road trip, but he wasn't able to get the win. The Devils managed to tie the game late in the third period, only for Andre Burakovsky to secure the win for the Kraken 1:10 into overtime. Blackwood slipped to 6-3-2 with a 3.04 GAA and an .896 save percentage through 13 appearances. It'll likely be Vitek Vanecek starting Sunday at home versus the Penguins.

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  • Devils' Mackenzie Blackwood: Slated to start Thursday

    Blackwood is expected to start on the road against Seattle on Thursday, per Sam Kasan of the Devils' official site.

    Blackwood saved 35 of 37 shots in a 5-2 win against Los Angeles in his last start Saturday. He's 6-3-1 with a 2.95 GAA and .895 save percentage in 12 contests. Seattle has the fourth-ranked offense with 3.66 goals per game.

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  • Devils' Mackenzie Blackwood: Stands tall in win

    Blackwood stopped 35 of 37 shots in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Kings.

    Blackwood was strong in this contest, and the Devils' offense surged in the second period to take control of the game. new Jersey has won its last four games, though this was Blackwood's first contribution to the streak. He's now 6-3-1 with a 2.95 GAA and an .895 save percentage through 12 games this season. Vitek Vanecek is still the No. 1 in goal for the Devils, and he'll likely face the Sharks on Monday.

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  • Devils' Mackenzie Blackwood: Set to start in LA

    Blackwood will guard the road goal in Saturday's game versus the Kings, Catherine Bogart of the Devils' official site reports.

    Blackwood will start his first contest since Jan. 1. He's given up four goals in each of his last two outings, though they were both against tough opponents in the Bruins and the Hurricanes. The 26-year-old will face a Kings team that is second in the Pacific Division and has won seven of its last 10 games.

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  • Devils' Mackenzie Blackwood: Practices, feels good Friday

    Blackwood (hand) fully participated in Friday's practice.

    Blackwood was struck in the hand by the puck during Thursday's morning skate and missed that evening's game against St. Louis. Blackwood said after Friday's practice that his finger wasn't broken, and that he feels fine now. Akira Schmid, who stopped 14 of 18 shots in a 5-3 loss to the Blues, was reassigned to AHL Utica on Friday, which indicates that Blackwood is an option for Saturday's game against the Rangers.

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  • Devils' Mackenzie Blackwood: Will miss Thursday's contest

    Blackwood was struck in the hand by a shot during Thursday's morning skate and will miss this evening's home game against St. Louis.

    Blackwood's absence versus the Blues was called a precaution by the Devils, so perhaps he will still be available Saturday versus the Rangers. The 26-year-old has a 5-3-1 record, 3.05 GAA and .888 save percentage in 11 contests this season. With Blackwood out of the lineup, Akira Schmid was recalled from AHL Utica on Thursday

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  • Devils' Mackenzie Blackwood: Falls in shootout

    Blackwood allowed four goals on 47 shots in Sunday's 5-4 shootout loss to the Hurricanes.

    Blackwood did his part to keep the Devils in the game, turning aside 43 shots before ultimately falling in the shootout. It was a solid bounce-back effort from the 26-year-old netminder after he allowed four goals on 18 shots before being replaced by Vitek Vanecek in his last start on Dec. 23. Blackwood is now 5-3-1 with a .888 save percentage this season while backing up Vanecek.

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  • Devils' Mackenzie Blackwood: Facing Hurricanes

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

    Blackwood surrendered four goals on 18 shots in a 4-3 loss to Boston on Dec. 23 during his last appearance. He has a 5-3-0 record this season with a 2.96 GAA and an .882 save percentage in 10 appearances. Carolina ranks 20th in the league this year with 3.08 goals per game.

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  • Devils' Mackenzie Blackwood: Expected to start Friday

    Per Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site, Blackwood is in the starter's net at morning practice, and is expected to get the home start against Boston on Friday.

    Blackwood stopped 34 shots in a 4-2 win over Florida on Wednesday and the Devils are going to give him back-to-back starts. Vitek Vanecek, the No. 1 goaltender at this time, has been bad of late, giving up 13 goals on only 77 shots is his last four starts, so it is no surprise that Blackwood will get another shot in net. He faces the red-hot Bruins, who lead the NHL with a 26-4-2 record.

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  • Devils' Mackenzie Blackwood: Relieved of duty after two periods

    Blackwood 14 saves on 18 shots over two periods Friday in a 4-3 loss to Boston.

    All four goals came in the second period. Some were on mistakes from Blackwood's teammates in front of him and some were goofs by the netminder himself. "We made some mistakes, they made some good plays," Blackwood said. "I screwed up a little bit, so just a combination of everything." The young twinetender was coming off a sharp win over the Panthers on Wednesday, but he continues to struggle to put good efforts together after return from injury.

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  • Devils' Mackenzie Blackwood: Wins in first start since Nov. 3

    Blackwood stopped 34 of 36 shots in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Panthers.

    Blackwood fought off a barrage of shots in his first start since Nov. 3, though a relief appearance Tuesday in his return from a knee injury likely helped the 26-year-old goalie shake off the rust first. Vitek Vanecek has been excellent for most of the year but is currently in a rut, which could open the door for Blackwood to carve out a larger role if he's able to replicate Tuesday's performance moving forward. Prior to getting hurt, Blackwood had a sub-.900 save percentage.

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  • Devils' Mackenzie Blackwood: Starting Wednesday

    Blackwood will guard the road goal versus the Panthers on Wednesday, Doug Plagens of the Panthers Radio Network reports.

    Blackwood will get his first start since Nov. 3. He allowed a goal on seven shots Tuesday in a relief appearance versus the Hurricanes. This is a tough assignment for Blackwood, though he'll avoid having to face Aleksander Barkov (lower body), which takes a bit of the bite out of the Panthers' offense.

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  • Devils' Mackenzie Blackwood: Allows a goal in relief appearance

    Blackwood (knee) saved six of seven shots in a 4-1 loss to Carolina on Tuesday.

    After Vitek Vanecek allowed three goals on 13 shots, Blackwood was put in net for the start of the third period. It was Blackwood's first appearance since being activating from a knee injury Monday. The 26-year-old has a 4-2-0 record, 2.80 GAA and .879 save percentage in eight games in 2022-23.

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  • Devils' Mackenzie Blackwood: Taken off IR

    Blackwood (knee) was activated from injured reserve Monday, per CapFriendly.

    This doesn't come as a surprise after the Devils returned Akira Schmid to AHL Utica on Monday. Blackwood has a 4-2-0 record this season with a 2.79 GAA and an .880 save percentage in seven appearances. He was recalled from AHL conditioning loan Monday.

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  • Devils' Mackenzie Blackwood: Recalled from conditioning stint

    Blackwood (knee) was brought up Monday from his conditioning assignment with AHL Utica.

    Blackwood posted a 1-1-0 record with a 3.03 GAA and an .891 save percentage in two AHL appearances with the Comets during his conditioning stint. In seven appearances with the Devils this year, he has a mark of 4-2-0 with a 2.79 GAA and an .880 save percentage. Blackwood hasn't played in the NHL since Nov. 3. He will practice with New Jersey on Monday.

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  • Devils' Mackenzie Blackwood: Heads out on assignment

    Blackwood (knee) was reassigned to AHL Utica on a conditioning assignment Tuesday.

    Blackwood has been sidelined for the Devils' last 17 contests due to his knee injury but appears to be trending in the right direction. Unfortunately for the 26-year-old netminder, Vitek Vanecek has been in top form to open the year with a 12-2-2 record with a 2.39 GAA and two shutouts. As such, even once deemed ready to play, Blackwood will be hard-pressed to pry the starting job away from Vanecek and will likely have to settle for being the backup.

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  • Devils' Mackenzie Blackwood: Resumes skating Friday

    Blackwood skated with the Devils on Friday for the first time since suffering a sprained MCL on Nov. 3.

    Blackwood is making progress, but there's no timetable for his return. He won't travel with the Devils to Philadelphia for Saturday's contest. The 25-year-old has a 4-2-0 record, 2.79 GAA and .880 save percentage in seven games this season. Vitek Vanecek's success during Blackwood's absence has likely cemented Vanecek as the No. 1 goaltender, so Blackwood will probably serve as the backup once he's healthy, while Akira Schmid will probably be returned to the AHL.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 225 lbs
Birthplace: Thunder Bay, ON
Age: 26
Experience: 4
Shoots: Left