Mackenzie Blackwood stops on the second street when Devils Kings gets caught

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<pre><pre>Mackenzie Blackwood stops on the second street when Devils Kings gets caught

Mackenzie Blackwood ended a penalty and scored 37 saves when he scored his second consecutive shutout. The New Jersey Devils defeated the Los Angeles Kings 3-0 at Prudential Center in Newark on Saturday night.

Nikita Gusev, Blake Coleman and Kyle Palmieri scored goals for the Devils, who expanded their point streak to a season high of six games. They have been 3-0-3 since returning from the all-star break.

Calvin Petersen, who was appointed to the AHL after replacing goalkeeper Jack Campbell for Ontario from Toronto, scored 31 saves on his season debut.

Blackwood, who scored 46 saves on Thursday's 5-0 win over the Flyers, stopped 13 shots in the goalless first half. He was a little lucky when Michael Amadio pushed a post off the gate. The 23-year-old rookie goalkeeper stopped Anze Kopitar after a penalty after the Kings captain came on alone in a 3-0 win over New Jersey in the second half.

This is the second time that Blackwood has failed in a row. He hid Carolina and Vancouver in consecutive games in December 2018.

The Devils separated earlier and struck Petersen three times in just over five minutes.

Gusev got the first with a one-timer from the left circle after receiving a cross-ice pass from defender Damon Severson at 5:38 a.m.

Barely two minutes later, Coleman scored his 21st goal between the circles in a power play. Palmieri scored his 20th goal when a Jack Highes shot flipped into the net.


Center Nico Hischier (knee) and defender Sami Vatanen (foot) each missed their third game in a row.

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