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Devils' Vitek Vanecek: Surrenders three goals to Islanders
Vanecek kicked out 31 of 34 shots in a 5-1 loss to the Islanders on Monday.
Vanecek surrendered a goal in each period of the contest. The final two New York markers were scored on an empty net. Vanecek dropped to 29-10-4 with a 2.50 GAA and a .909 save percentage in 47 outings this season. He's now lost his last three appearances, though the 27-year-old's held the competition to seven goals on 82 shots in that span.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Vitek Vanecek: Draws start Monday
Vanecek will be stationed between the pipes for Monday's road game against the Islanders, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Vanecek has dropped two straight games despite stopping a combined 44 of 48 shots in the process. The 27-year-old is 29-9-4 with a 2.49 GAA and a .909 save percentage this season. He coughed up four goals on 17 shots in his lone appearance against the Islanders this season.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Vitek Vanecek: Stuck with loss in relief
Vanecek turned aside 17 of 19 shots after replacing Akira Schmid midway through the first period of Friday's 5-4 loss to the Sabres.
Vanecek has the better line in the box score of the two netminders, but he got hit with the loss after giving up two Alex Tuch tallies in the second period, including the game-winner. Vanecek is now 4-3-1 through eight appearances in March with a shaky .889 save percentage, and the door remains open for Schmid to cut into his playing time down the stretch.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Vitek Vanecek: Doesn't get win despite solid start
Vanecek turned aside 27 of 29 shots in a 2-1 overtime loss to Minnesota on Tuesday.
Vanecek and Filip Gustavsson were locked into a goaltending duel, with neither allowing a marker over the first two periods, but Vanecek ultimately came up just short beyond that. The 28-year-old goaltender has a 29-8-4 record, 2.49 GAA and .909 save percentage in 45 games this season. He has allowed two or fewer goals in three of his last four outings.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Vitek Vanecek: Tending twine Tuesday
Vanecek will patrol the home crease Tuesday against Minnesota, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Vanecek is coming off a 22-save performance in Sunday's 5-2 win over Tampa Bay. He has a 29-8-3 record this season with a 2.51 GAA and a .909 save percentage in 44 appearances. The Wild sit 24th in the league this year with 2.90 goals per game.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Vitek Vanecek: Stops 22 in win
Vanecek allowed two goals on 24 shots in Sunday's 5-2 win over Tampa Bay.
Vanecek fell behind 2-0 early in the second period. However, he'd blank the Lightning for the remainder of the game as the Devils rallied to score five unanswered goals in the winning effort. The 27-year-old netminder, who picked up his fourth win in March, improves to 29-8-3 with a .909 save percentage and a 2.51 GAA on the season.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Vitek Vanecek: Tending twine Sunday
Vanecek will get the starting nod in Tampa Bay on Sunday, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Vanecek will get a rematch against the Lightning after they tagged him with four goals on 30 shots Tuesday. The 27-year-old is 28-8-3 with a 2.52 GAA and a .908 save percentage this season. He's won three of his last five outings despite coughing up 17 goals during that stretch.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Vitek Vanecek: Stunned by Bolts
Vanecek turned aside 26 shots in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Lightning.
The Devils grabbed a 1-0 lead early in the first period, but the game was all Bolts after that, and Vanecek couldn't do much to stem the tide. The 27-year-old did shut out Carolina in his prior start, but he's otherwise been having a tough time in recent weeks, giving up at least four goals in five of his last seven starts and posting a 3.59 GAA and .862 save percentage over that stretch despite a 4-3-0 record. Mackenzie Blackwood (lower body) is closing in on his return, and if Vanecek can't turn things around soon, he could find himself slipping into a timeshare.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Vitek Vanecek: Between pipes against Bolts
Vanecek will get the starting nod at home versus the Lightning on Tuesday, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Vanecek and the Devils will face off with Tampa Bay in three of their next four contests, so the netminder could see a heavy dose of the Bolts. The 27-year-old Czech has already set a new career high with 28 wins this season and is sporting a personal best in both GAA (2.48) and save percentage (.910).... See More ... See Less
Devils' Vitek Vanecek: Posts 32-save shutout Sunday
Vanecek stopped all 32 shots he faced in New Jersey's 3-0 victory over the Hurricanes on Sunday.
Vanecek earned his third shutout of the season and the ninth of his career. He has a 28-7-3 record, 2.48 GAA and .910 save percentage in 42 contests this season. Vanecek struggled over his previous five outings, posting a 4.26 GAA and an .821 save percentage in that span.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Vitek Vanecek: Guarding crease Sunday
Vanecek will start against the Hurricanes at home Sunday, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Vanecek has allowed 16 goals over his last four appearances, but he's managed to win in three of them. He's 27-7-3 with a .907 save percentage across 41 games. The 27-year-old has allowed six goals on 41 shots while splitting two games against Carolina this season.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Vitek Vanecek: Allows four in loss
Vanecek stopped 21 of 25 shots in the Devils' 4-3 loss to the Maple Leafs on Tuesday.
Vanecek started the game strong, allowing just one goal through two periods. However, he allowed three goals in the third period with the eventual game-winning goal being scored by Auston Matthews on the power play. The former Capital has struggled as of late, allowing four goals or more in four of his last five starts. On the season, Vanecek has a 27-7-3 record with a 2.55 GAA and a .907 save percentage.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Vitek Vanecek: Facing Toronto
Vanecek will patrol the home crease against Toronto on Tuesday, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Vanecek has won his past three contests despite surrendering 12 goals on 70 shots. He has a 27-6-3 record this season with a 2.50 GAA and a .908 save percentage in 40 appearances. The Leafs sit ninth in the league this year with 3.37 goals per game.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Vitek Vanecek: Wins in overtime Sunday
Vanecek stopped 25 of 29 shots in Sunday's 5-4 overtime win over the Coyotes.
Vanecek allowed a goal in each of the first two periods and two more tallies in the third to let a two-goal lead slip away. He still got away with the win as Nico Hischier tallied early in overtime. It's been a rough stretch for Vanecek lately -- he's 3-1-0 over his last four games, but he's allowed 16 goals in that span. For the season, he's at 27-6-3 with a 2.50 GAA and a .908 save percentage through 40 appearances. Those numbers are right in line with his career marks, aside from the improved record behind a strong team. The Devils' next game is a tough one at home versus the Maple Leafs on Tuesday.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Vitek Vanecek: Tending twine Sunday
Vanecek will get the starting nod in Arizona on Sunday, Devils play-by-play announcer Matt Loughlin reports.
Vanecek was yanked after coughing up five goals on 19 shots against Colorado on Wednesday but still earned the win. Since the start of January, he's 13-1-1 with a 2.59 GAA. The 27-year-old is 15-1-2 with a .913 save percentage on the road this season.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Vitek Vanecek: Pulled after allowing five goals
Vanecek surrendered five goals on 19 shots before being pulled from New Jersey's 7-5 victory over Colorado on Wednesday.
New Jersey established a 5-1 lead by 5:53 of the second period, but by the time Valeri Nichushkin beat Vanecek at 1:26 of the third frame, the Devils' edge was just 6-5. Vanecek was pulled after allowing that goal, but because Akira Schmid stopped the 12 shots he faced in relief, Vanecek was still credited with the win. The 27-year-old has a 26-6-3 record, 2.46 GAA and .910 save percentage in 39 contests this season. He has allowed at least three goals in each of his last three games.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Vitek Vanecek: Starting in Colorado
Per Devils play-by-play announcer Matt Loughlin, Vanecek was the first goalie off the ice at morning skating, indicating he'll get the start in goal in Wednesday's road game versus the Avalanche.
Vanecek was a little shaky in his last start Thursday against the Kings, surrendering three goals on just 22 shots, but he still came away with a win thanks to strong goal support from his teammates. He'll try to secure a second straight victory in a rough road matchup with a red-hot Colorado team that's won six straight contests.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Vitek Vanecek: Hangs on for OT win
Vanecek made 19 saves in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Kings.
LA grabbed a 2-0 lead in the first period on a couple breakdowns by the New Jersey defense, but Vanecek stiffened the rest of the way and gave his team a chance to come back. The 27-year-old netminder has reached 25 wins for the first time in his career this season, and he doesn't appear to be fading. Over his last 12 starts, Vanecek is 10-1-1 with a 2.43 GAA and a .912 save percentage.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Vitek Vanecek: Facing Kings
Vanecek will be stationed between the home pipes Thursday against LA, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Vanecek allowed four goals on 17 shots in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to Montreal for his first regulation defeat in 14 games. In 37 appearances this season, he has posted a mark of 24-6-3 with a 2.35 GAA and a .914 save percentage. The Kings sit 12th in the league this campaign with 3.31 goals per game.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Vitek Vanecek: Tough night against Habs
Vanecek stopped 13 shots in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Canadiens.
Montreal's final goal was scored into an empty net. The Devils out-shot the visitors 40-18 but the loss is tough to pin on Vanecek, as the pucks that beat him were mostly the product of clean looks after New Jersey turnovers and defensive zone breakdowns. It's his first regulation loss since Dec. 28, snapping a 12-0-1 stretch during which Vanecek has delivered a 2.17 GAA and .927 save percentage.... See More ... See Less
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