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.
Dubnyk will be in net for Thursday's matchup with the Rangers, Chad Graff of the Pioneer Press reports. Dubnyk will look to rebound from his previous outing in which he was given the hook after allowing five pucks to find the back of the net. It has been a difficult stretch for the 29-year-old, losing each of his last six contests. Things won't get any easier for the netminder Thursday as New York is averaging 2.84 goals per game.
Dubnyk was battered for five goals on 30 shots, ultimately getting pulled in the third period of Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Islanders. On the bright side, it took him 37 minutes longer to give up five goals than it did in the All-Star Game this past weekend, as Dubnyk stopped only eight of 13 shots in his taste of 3-on-3 exhibition play. That is, of course, small consolation to fantasy owners who've seen Dubnyk go without a win since he stunned the Stars on the road back on Jan. 9. He's 0-5-1 in his last six starts, though the ratios have been solid outside of Tuesday's disaster.
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