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Dubnyk wins his 14th with Wild in 4-2 win over Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Nino Niederreiter scored two goals, and the Minnesota Wild beat Nashville 4-2 Thursday night, handing the Predators only their fourth regulation loss on home ice this season. Devan Dubnyk also made 27 saves as he improved to 14-3-2 since being acquired by Minnesota in mid-January. With the win, the Wild moved back into the final wild-card spot in the Western...
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Devan Dubnyk goes for sixth win of season vs Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers roll into Minnesota tonight to face the Wild for the third and final time this season. Devan Dubnyk will make his 18th consecutive start for the surging Wild, and it’s Doobie’s sixth start of the season vs. his former team. He’s going for his sixth win. Today, the Oilers’ biggest problem—there are […] The post Devan Dubnyk goes for sixth win of season...
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Preview: Oilers at Wild

Devan Dubnyk has received plenty of credit for helping to power the hottest team in the NHL, but the Minnesota Wild's offensive surge has also played a major role. The Wild try for their seventh consecutive home victory and 14th in 18 games overall when they face the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. Minnesota (31-21-7) trailed Dallas 1-0 on Sunday before scoring six goals in the...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dubnyk earns fifth Wild shutout with 4-0 win in Edmonton

ST PAUL, MN – MARCH 11: Oscar Klefbom #84 of the Edmonton Oilers and Jason Pominville #29 of the Minnesota Wild skate after the puck during the first period of the game on March 11, 2014 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. The Oilers defeated the Wild 4-3 in a shootout. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Have you ever had a moment where you have to make up your own...
Via State of Hockey News
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Is bigger really better for NHL goaltenders?

My Dad used to wonder: “Why don’t teams just get a sumo wrestler to play goal? He’d clog up the whole net!” As an impressionable young hockey fan, I enthusiastically jumped aboard the bandwagon and clamored for my favorite team to do it. I must’ve missed the hint of sarcasm in his voice. I also hadn’t seen the Sports Science segment on the topic which would come out...
Via Puck Drunk Love
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild vs. Canucks preview

The Minnesota Wild's hot spell in front of goaltender Devan Dubnyk has them fast approaching a postseason spot in the Western Conference. They have a chance to join the wild-card picture and can clinch a franchise-best point streak with a win Monday night over the Vancouver Canucks. Minnesota (28-20-7) has been nearly unbeatable since acquiring Dubnyk, who is 10-1-1 with a 1.60 goals...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Devan Dubnyk drag the Wild into the playoffs?

It seems like just yesterday when the entire world was blaming head coach Mike Yeo for the Minnesota Wild’s troubles. Turns out maybe he wasn’t the issue after all. That has become somewhat apparent since the arrival of goalie Devan Dubnyk. Yes, that’s the same Devan Dubnyk who was ostracized by Edmonton, bottoming out last […] The post Can Devan Dubnyk drag the Wild into...
Via Two Pad Stack
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild win fourth in a row behind Dubnyk shutout

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Sounding so simple, the Minnesota Wild changed their course with just one win. Minnesota was on the road and beat the Buffalo Sabres in a relieving, 7-0 win on Jan. 15. Goaltender Devan Dubnyk had arrived in a trade the previous day and backstopped a shutout and the Wild snapped a six-game losing streak. One win, some positive energy and Minnesota started to claw...
Via Fox Sports North
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Dubnyk's little mental pictures helping Wild's big playoff picture

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Devan Dubnyk has learned to survive the ebbs and flows of an NHL season by visualizing a game or situation as a picture. The Wild goaltender who's suddenly in the thick of Minnesota's playoff push, speaks about the philosophy often. Dubnyk creates the smallest picture he can in his mind, reducing his focusing to manage moments, no matter how big. Dubnyk's little...
Via Fox Sports North
24 days ago  |  Discuss

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