Nathan Bastian

Nathan Bastian

Height/Weight: 6' 4"/205 lbs
Born: Kitchener, Canada
Draft: 2016 2nd round (41st pick) by the
Shoots: R
  • The Canadian Press

    Devils visit the Capitals after shutout win

    New Jersey Devils (8-11-2, seventh in the East Division) vs. Washington Capitals (14-6-4, second in the East Division) Washington; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: The Washington Capitals host New Jersey after the Devils shut out Boston 1-0. Scott Wedgewood earned the victory in the net for New Jersey after recording 40 saves. The Capitals have gone 14-6-4 against division opponents. Washington is ninth in the league averaging 3.2 goals per game, led by Nicklas Backstrom with 10. The Devils are 8-11-2 against the rest of their division. New Jersey has converted on 12.9% of power-play opportunities, scoring eight power-play goals. In their last meeting on Feb. 28, Washington won 3-2. TOP PERFORMERS: Backstrom leads the Capitals with 10 goals and has 27 points. John Carlson has seven assists over the last 10 games for Washington. Matt Tennyson leads the Devils with a plus-six in 10 games this season. Pavel Zacha has two goals over the last 10 games for New Jersey. LAST 10 GAMES: Capitals: 7-2-1, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.7 assists, 3.4 penalties and 7.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game with a .913 save percentage. Devils: 2-8-0, averaging two goals, 3.6 assists, 2.7 penalties and 6.2 penalty minutes while allowing 3.3 goals per game with an .886 save percentage. INJURIES: Capitals: Michal Kempny: out (lower body). Devils: Ryan Murray: day to day (upper body). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press

  • Wedgewood, Devils deny Bruins' Rask 300th career win
    The Canadian Press

    Wedgewood, Devils deny Bruins' Rask 300th career win

    BOSTON — Scott Wedgewood made 40 saves, Kyle Palmieri scored out of a scramble with 4:37 left and the New Jersey Devils snapped a five-game losing streak with a 1-0 victory over the Boston Bruins on Sunday. Boston goaltender Tuukka Rask made 24 saves and remained stuck at 299 career victories. The Bruins have lost four of six games. All four games between the teams have been decided by one goal, including one in overtime and another by a shootout. Palmieri scored about two minutes after Wedgewood robbed Craig Smith’s bid at the end of a Bruins’ power play. Wedgewood came out to cut down the angle on Smith's shot from the right circle. Boston pulled Rask and had the puck in the Devils’ zone for nearly all of the final 90 seconds, but Wedgewood blocked several good chances to preserve his fourth career shutout. Coming off a pointless, five-game homestand that closed with a sloppy 6-3 loss to the Rangers on Saturday, the Devils looked determined and disciplined from the start, bottling up the neutral zone and limiting Boston’s chances. Wedgewood made two nice stops on David Pastrnak; the second came with 4 1/2 minutes left in the second period when the star forward shifted around defenceman Sami Vatanen and fired a wrister from the slot that the netminder stopped with his right pad. In the opening period, Wedgewood slid across the crease to rob Pastrnak’s close bid from near the left post after he collected a pass from Charlie McAvoy. New Jersey looked for long, breakout passes in the second period and nearly converted when Pavel Zacha went in on a semi-breakaway, but he had his backhander turned aside by Rask’s left-pad save. New Jersey had two power-play opportunities in the opening period but was limited to a few relatively harmless shots. HORROR FILM Devils coach Lindy Ruff had his team watch video Sunday morning of their loss to the Rangers. “Today was all video, all review, all real hard honestly about how poorly we played,” he said during a pregame videoconference. “Those meetings are 95% head coach because ultimately I feel responsible for how the team played. That’s on me.” CARLO UPDATE Boston coach Bruce Cassidy said Sunday morning that defenceman Brandon Carlo “is feeling better” and home after a head hit into the glass by Washington’s Tom Wilson sent him to the hospital in an ambulance Friday night. “He’s obviously going to be out for a while,” Cassidy said. Wilson was suspended seven games by the league. WHAT’S NEXT Devils: At the Capitals on Tuesday night, the second of a three-game road trip. Bruins: At the Islanders Tuesday. Boston has lost all three meetings against them this season. ___ More AP NHL: and Ken Powtak, The Associated Press