Dubnyk gave up three goals in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Capitals. The Caps scored on an empty net in the third to seal Dubnyk's fate -- his ninth-straight loss. It's starting to get ugly for the 29-year-old, but if there's a silver lining, he was able to save 29 of 32 shots, easily the most he's brushed aside during the losing skid. Against the top-ranked offense in the NHL, the effort was there, but unfortunately, the result was not. It would be wise to look elsewhere at the goalie position.
Dubnyk gets a chance to end his eight-game losing streak against the Capitals on Thursday, Michael Russo of the Star Tribune reports. Dubnyk's struggles in net, combined with a meeting with the Presidents' Trophy leaders, severely limits the netminder's fantasy value for this matchup. During the course of his rough stretch, the 29-year-old recorded a .898 save percentage while allowing 21 goals in eight contests. Washington has averaged 3.6 goals per game in their last 10 contests and will look to challenger Dubnyk early and often.
Dubnyk made 20 saves in Saturday's 4-1 loss to St. Louis. He has not won since Jan. 9. It's been a tough slog for the Wild in 2016 -- they just can't score goals and that leaves Dubnyk to save the day. He hasn't done that since the All-Star break, allowing 12 goals in three starts. Minny should stabilize soon, but Dubnyk might not get you the wins you're looking for, at least short term.
Dubnyk will get the starting nod on the road Saturday night against the Blues, Chd Graff of the Pioneer Press reports. Dubnyk hasn't won since Jan. 9, a span of seven starts. The blame shouldn't fall squarely on No. 40 since the team's skaters have only managed nine goals of support in his losing skid. Still, the Blues are averaging 2.37 goals per contest for the season and this is shaping up to be an even match for Dubnyk and company.
Dubnyk stopped 26 of 29 shots Thursday en route to a 4-2 road loss against the Rangers, pushing his losing streak to seven games. Dubnyk's got pretty well-defined home-road splits -- he's 11-7-2 at home, but 7-10-3 on the road with a GAA more than a half-point higher -- so it's not altogether surprising to see him continue his recent skid in a tough matchup at Madison Square Garden. Still, it's tough to totally blame Dubnyk for this one. The 29-year-old netminder was staked to an early 2-0 lead with his offense looking great, but the Wild seemed to sleepwalk through the second and third periods, getting outshot 22-11 in that span. It seems conceivable that Minnesota might try to shake things up by rolling out Darcy Kuemper for Saturday's game in St. Louis.
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