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Devils' MacKenzie Blackwood: Stymies Isles

Blackwood made 32 saves in Thursday's 2-1 win over the Islanders. Blackwood played well against the slumping Islanders, as an Anthony Beauvillier goal in the second period was the only thing that stood between Blackwood and his second shutout of the season. The 24-year-old netminder has been understandably streaky while backstopping a young and often overmatched group of skaters in New Jersey, but Blackwood's finishing the season on a high note, having won his last four starts.
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Devils' MacKenzie Blackwood: Gets starting nod

Blackwood will guard the road cage during Thursday's matchup with the Islanders. Blackwood has been on a roll recently, picking up four straight wins while posting a 2.73 GAA and a .910 save percentage. He'll attempt to earn his 14th victory of the campaign in a brutal road matchup with an Isles team that's 20-3-3 at home this year.
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Devils' MacKenzie Blackwood: Between pipes Tuesday

Blackwood will start Tuesday's game against the Bruins. Blackwood has been busy lately, starting five of the team's last six games. He's been anything but stellar, though, recording a 3-7-2 record with an ugly 3.35 GAA and .883 save percentage since April 2.
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Devils' MacKenzie Blackwood: Beats Philly again

Blackwood made 21 saves in Thursday's 5-3 win over Philadelphia. Blackwood beat the Flyers for the second consecutive game after previously sustaining 10 consecutive losses. He's only held one of his last 10 opponents to fewer than three goals, so Blackwood's still hard to trust, especially with his goal support likely to dry up once the defensively challenged Flyers leave town.
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Devils' MacKenzie Blackwood: Gets starting nod

Blackwood will start between the pipes for Thursday's home contest against Philadelphia. Blackwood will look to stretch together back-to-back wins Thursday, as he stopped 26 of 30 shots during Tuesday's 6-4 win over the Flyers. The 24-year-old has been decent against Philadelphia this season, going 2-0-1 while stopping 89 of 99 shots over three appearances. Blackwood appears to draw a decent matchup Thursday, as the Flyers have averaged just 2.20 goals per game over their last five outings.
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Devils' MacKenzie Blackwood: Finally back in win column

Blackwood stopped 26 of 30 shots in Tuesday's 6-4 win over Philadelphia. It wasn't the cleanest box score for Blackwood, but he received enough offensive support to end his personal winless streak at 10 games (0-7-3). He's given up four-plus goals in eight of his last 13 starts but will attempt to scratch together consecutive wins -- something he hasn't been able to do in over a month -- in Thursday's rematch with the Flyers.
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Devils' MacKenzie Blackwood: Looking to snap losing skid

Blackwood will start Tuesday's home game against the Flyers. Blackwood was less than two minutes from snapping New Jersey's losing streak at nine games Sunday until Claude Giroux scored twice late to force overtime, and the Flyers ultimately prevailed in a shootout. The 24-year-old netminder will look to get a lead and finish the job in Tuesday's rematch, and doing so would snap a personal 10-game losing streak for Blackwood.
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Devils' MacKenzie Blackwood: Loses two-goal lead late

Blackwood stopped 33 of 36 shots in Sunday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Flyers. Blackwood was sitting on a 3-1 lead with less than two minutes remaining in regulation until Philadelphia's Claude Giroux struck twice in a 22-second span to send the game into overtime. Nothing was settled in the extra session and the Flyers' Kevin Hayes scored the decisive goal in the shootout to extend Blackwood's winless streak to 10 games (0-7-3). The 24-year-old Blackwood is now 9-16-4 on the year with a 3.09 GAA and .901 save percentage.
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Devils' MacKenzie Blackwood: Starting for second straight day

Blackwood will defend the road goal in Sunday's game versus the Flyers. Blackwood was pegged with the loss in Saturday's game against the Penguins, as he allowed three goals on 36 shots. Nevertheless, he'll start for a second straight day, and he'll aim to snap a nine-game losing streak in which he has recorded an .877 save percentage and a 3.68 GAA. The matchup against the Flyers is intriguing, though, as they have won just two of their last seven games while averaging 1.9 goals.
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Devils' MacKenzie Blackwood: Takes loss in return

Blackwood stopped 33 of 36 shots in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Penguins. Pittsburgh's final goal was scored into an empty net. Blackwood sat out the last two games with an upper-body injury and got a rude welcome in his return to the ice, as the Pens jumped out to a 3-0 lead before the eight-minute mark of the second period. The 24-year-old hasn't won a game since March 28 and has lost seven straight starts in regulation, and Blackwood carries a shaky 3.10 GAA and .900 save percentage.
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Devils’ P.K. Subban placed on COVID list; Ty Smith, Mackenzie Blackwood miss game vs. Penguins

For the first time since the Devils’ team-wide outbreak in February, a player has landed on the NHL’s COVID-19 list. Defenseman P.K. Subban entered the league’s protocols on Tuesday, ruling him out for at least Tuesday’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The team said Subban’s placement in the protocols was not travel related, so it’s still unclear exactly how long he’ll be out.
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Devils' MacKenzie Blackwood: Winless in eight straight

Blackwood yielded four goals on 25 shots in a 5-3 loss to the Rangers on Sunday. Blackwood's teammates clawed out of a 3-0 hole to tie the game early in the third period, but Mika Zibanejad beat Blackwood from the slot to regain the New York lead with three minutes left in regulation. Ryan Strome sealed the Rangers' win with an empty-netter in the final minute. The loss extended Blackwood's winless streak to eight games (0-6-2), and he's given up four-plus goals in six of those outings. He's probably a matchup-based fantasy play, at best, for the rest of the season.
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Devils' MacKenzie Blackwood: Taking on Blueshirts

Blackwood will guard the home net in Sunday's game versus the Rangers. Blackwood has lost seven straight games, including two losses to the Rangers. In that stretch, the 24-year-old posted an .875 save percentage and a 3.71 GAA. The Rangers will make it tough for Blackwood to get back on track, as they rank sixth in the league with 3.30 goals per game.
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Devils' MacKenzie Blackwood: Takes sixth straight loss

Blackwood stopped 17 of 19 shots in Tuesday's 3-0 loss to the Rangers. He got no help from his teammates, but Blackwood also wasn't particularly sharp. The 24-year-old is 0-4-2 over his last six starts, giving up at least four goals in four of those outings, and on the season he carried a sluggish 3.03 GAA and .902 save percentage.
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Devils' MacKenzie Blackwood: Iced by Penguins

Blackwood stopped 21 of 26 shots in Friday's 6-4 loss to the Penguins. Pittsburgh's final goal was scored into an empty net. Blackwood is in a tailspin, going 1-3-2 over his last six starts and giving up at least four goals in four of those outings. On the season the 24-year-old is saddled with a 3.02 GAA and a .905 save percentage.
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Devils' MacKenzie Blackwood: Guarding cage Friday

Blackwood will patrol the crease for Friday's home contest against the Penguins. Blackwood has watched from the bench for the last two games but he'll get back to work Friday. He's struggled over his last 12 games, posting a 3.22 GAA and an .899 save percentage since the start of March. However, in his only start against Pittsburgh this season, the 24-year-old turned aside 35-of-36 shots in a win March 21.
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Devils' MacKenzie Blackwood: Tough afternoon against Caps

Blackwood made 14 saves in Sunday's 5-4 loss to the Capitals. The 24-year-old has been alternating strong performances with poor ones lately, giving up at least four goals in three of his last five starts but only two goals total in the other two. Blackwood fell under .500 (9-10-3) with Sunday's loss, and his 2.92 GAA and .909 save percentage on the season don't suggest his record is particularly unlucky.
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Devils' MacKenzie Blackwood: Facing Capitals

Blackwood will guard the home net in Sunday's game versus the Capitals, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports. Blackwood lost each of his last two starts in overtime despite posting a .932 save percentage. The 24-year-old has been a solid backstop this season, though, recording a .913 save percentage and a 9-9-3 record. He can steal a game at any point, so he carries high fantasy upside, though Washington's third-ranked offense (3.38 goals per game) provides ample risk.
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Devils' MacKenzie Blackwood: Tough OT loss Friday

Blackwood turned aside 38 shots in Friday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Capitals. The netminder did everything he could to keep New Jersey in the game, but he didn't get enough support to secure a win. Blackwood was partially screened on John Carlson's second-period tally, and he had no chance on Dmitry Orlov's winner, as the puck tipped off Yegor Sharagovich's stick before beating him top shelf. Blackwood is locked in right now and has only one regulation loss in his last seven starts, going 4-1-2 with a 2.23 GAA and .937 save percentage over that stretch.
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Devils goalie MacKenzie Blackwood recorded the actual “save of the year” on Sunday night

The “save of the year” thing is completely out of control. It seems like anytime an NHL goalie makes a glove save, “sAvE oF ThE yEAr?!” is plastered all over Twitter a few minutes later. But not all good saves are created equal, nor do all great saves deserve the mantle of the year’s best. To have a true “save of the year” candidate you need the absurd physicality, yes. But you also need a high leverage moment and preferably a touch of absurdity—a ricochet, a long-protracted review, the opposing forwards wheeling away like they just scored only to have their celebrations turn to disbelief. That’s what makes a highlight reel save transcend the highlight reel. That’s what separates a regular 'ol save from a genuine “save of the year,” and on Sunday night, MacKenzie Blackwood logged exactly that. Behold.