The NHL’s regular season has come to a close and the New Jersey Devils underwent an incredibly disappointing year. They’re one of seven teams who have failed to qualify for the 24-team playoff that will commence once hockey returns.
The Devils were unable to meet expectations, but they did indeed learn one thing: MacKenzie Blackwood is their bona fide goaltender of the near future.
Blackwood experienced a rough and inconsistent start to the 2019-20 campaign. Nonetheless, things changed when he took over as the team’s No. 1 goalie after Cory Schneider proved to be incompetent.