The Wild signed Devan Dubnyk to a six-year, $26M contract extension on Saturday.
After days of negotiating, the Wild and their goaltender finally came to terms on Saturday. Dubnyk, who was an impressive 27-9-2 with a 1.78 GAA, .936 SV% and five shutouts after being traded to the Wild last season, will carry a $4.33M cap-hit, making him the 21st-highest paid goalie in the NHL. Dubnyk will enter the 2015-16 season as a candidate for 65-plus starts, but he needs to find consistency from season to season.
Dubnyk allowed three goals on 30 shots in the Wild’s 4-1 loss to the Blackhawks in Game 2. The Wild were sloppy in front of Dubnyk on Sunday and are now home down 2-0. Dubnyk has allowed seven goals on 65 shots (.892 SV%) in the first two games of the series. In three starts in Minnesota, he has gone 2-1 with a 2.68 GAA and .892 SV%.
Dubnyk allowed four goals on 35 shots in the Wild’s 4-3 loss to Chicago in Game 1. He is 4-3 with a 2.58 GAA and .908 SV% in the playoffs and will look to get the series tied up tonight. The Wild have never lost back-to-back games since they acquired tonight, so I doubt they want to start tonight.
Dubnyk stopped 36 of 37 shots in the Wild’s 4-1 win over the Blues in Game 5. Dubnyk’s strong outing has the Wild in a spot to knock out the Blues this afternoon at home. St. Louis and Minnesota have alternated wins since the beginning of the series, but the Wild will look to change up that trend today.
Dubnyk was pulled after allowing six goals on 17 shots in the Wild’s 6-1 loss to the Blues in Game 4. The loss tied the series up at 2-2 heading back to St. Louis. It was Dubnyk’s worst start since being traded to Minnesota. He will look to bounce back tonight—he has a 3.06 GAA and .864 SV% in the first four games.
Dubnyk stopped all 14 shots that he faced for his first career playoff shutout in the Wild’s 3-0 win in Game 3. The win gave the Wild a 2-1 series lead. Dubnyk has posted the second best GAA (1.68) and 10th best SV% (.922) in the playoffs so far. Tonight he will look to give the Wild a 3-1 lead—Dubnyk is 6-5-1 in his last 12 starts on home ice.
Dubnyk surrendered three goals on 26 shots in the Wild’s 4-1 loss to the Blues in Game 2. The series is now tied 1-1, but shifts to Minnesota. Dubnyk has allowed a total of five goals on 47 shots (.894 SV%) in the first two games of the series. He will look to give the Wild a 2-1 lead tonight at Xcel Energy Center, where he was 12-7-1 with a 2.01 GAA and .922 SV% this season.
Dubnyk turned aside 19 of 21 shots in the Wild’s game 1 win in St. Louis. Dubnyk was not all that busy, but should be ready for more shots in game 2 as the Blues will be fighting hard to avoid losing both games on home ice. Dubnyk is 2-1-0 with a 2.25 GAA and .922 SV%.
When Dubnyk was acquired by the Wild their team GAA sat at 3.26. Since trading for Dubnyk, he has gone 27-9-2 with a 1.78 GAA and .936 SV%, lowering the team GAA to a sixth best 2.42. Dubnyk has gone 2-1-0 with a 2.63 GAA and .918 SV% in three starts against the Blues this season.
Dubnyk finally got a night off on Thursday, but will get back in the cage for the regular season finale on Saturday. He recently snapped a three-game losing streak and will make his third start of the season vs. the Blues tonight. Dubnyk is 2-0-0 with a 2.00 GAA and .944 SV% in his first two starts vs. St. Louis.
Dubnyk (rest) will be a healthy scratch on Thursday.
With Dubnyk not starting, the Wild feel it will be best to give him the night completely off and have Nicklas Backstrom dress as Darcy Kuemper’s backup tonight in Nashville. There is a chance that he plays on Saturday in St. Louis to keep him sharp going into the postseason.
Dubnyk gave up two goals on 34 shots in the Wild’s 2-0 loss to Winnipeg last night. Despite losing three in a row, the Wild will go back to Dubnyk again tonight in Chicago. During the three-game skid Dubnyk has posted a 2.32 GAA and .915 SV%. Tonight he faces a Chicago team who have four four of five.
Dubnyk made 20 saves on 22 shots in the Wild’s shootout loss to the Red Wings on Saturday. Shockingly Dubnyk has lost two in a row for the first time since his third and fourth game with the Wild (Jan 19/20). He has not faced the Jets this season, but he has gone 12-6-1 with a 2.00 GAA and .921 SV% in 19 starts at home with Minny.
Dubnyk will start his 37th consecutive game on Saturday.
Dubnyk allowed three goals on 26 shots in the Wild’s loss to the Rangers on Thursday. The loss snapped a five-game winning streak for Dubnyk. In his first start against the Red Wings, he was pulled after allowing four goals on 10 shots. Detroit comes in cold having lost five of six.
Dubnyk made 31 saves on 32 shots in the Wild’s win over the Kings on Saturday. Four days off in between games is a huge help for Dubnyk, who will be starting his 35th consecutive game tonight vs. New York. Dubnyk comes in with a ridiculous 26-6-1 record, 1.70 GAA, .939 SV% and five shutouts since being traded to the Wild.