Dubnyk allowed three goals on 29 shots in Friday's loss to Winnipeg. Dubnyk has now lost four of his last five games with a sub-.900 save percentage in each of those starts. There's a 23-save shutout in there, but in the other four games he's allowed 14 goals. It's been a rough stretch for the Vezina finalist.
Dubnyk will start Friday afternoon against the Jets at home, Michael Russo of the Star Tribune reports. Dubnyk has played in 19 of Minnesota's 21 games this season, with Darcy Kuemper starting only twice as the backup goalie. As noted in the report, Dubnyk doesn't mind such a heavy workload. "It's fine by me," said. "Any time I end up actually not playing, I wish I was playing anyway. I'll play as much as I can and as much as Mike (Yeo) wants to put me in. I'll just try to keep giving him a reason." The workhorse will carry a 2.52 GAA and .910 save percentage into Friday's contest.
Dubnyk stopped 25 of 28 shots in Wednesday's loss to the Canucks. Dubynk's .893 save percentage wasn't overly impressive after a 23-save shutout in his last outing. One of his biggest assets continues to be that he's in net almost every game for Minnesota.
Dubnyk will start between the pipes Wednesday against the Canucks, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Dubnyk we'll start for the 18th time in 20 games this season, posting an 11-5-2 record to go along with a 2.49 GAA and .911 save percentage thus far. While he hasn't been able to match his spectacular run from last season, the netminder has been decent in net, recording his third shutout of the season Saturday against the Predators. He'll look for back-to-back good outings Wednesday against a Canucks team scoring 2.91 goals per game in November, tying for eighth in the league in that category.
Dubnyk will start and protect the net Saturday night against the visiting Predators, Michael Russo of the Star Tribune reports. Since shutting out the Lightning on Nov. 7, Dubnyk has been quite shaky based on 16 goals allowed between his past five starts. Of course, four of those contests were on the road, where he has a season-long 3.09 GAA compared to a 2.14 GAA in Minnesota -- that's quite a drastic split, so there's a decent chance Dubnyk wows the home crowd Saturday.
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