Dubnyk told reporters in his exit interviews Wednesday that he played with a broken finger during the postseason, Michael Russo of the Star Tribune reports. Dubnyk was very shaky even before the playoffs began, as he lost four in a row to close out the regular season so it is unlikely his poor form could be blamed on the broken finger. Against Dallas, the netminder posted a 3.34 GAA which was a full tally per night above his 2.33 average on the year. It was a decent campaign for the 29-year-old who posted a 32-26-6 record including six shutouts. Given his lengthy contract, the Wild seem to be committed to Dubnyk as their starter for the future.
Dubnyk allowed five goals on 24 shots in Sunday's season-ending Game 6 loss to the Stars. Not a good end to the year for Dubnyk, who couldn't handle a lethal Dallas offensive attack. The 29-year-old finishes the postseason with a 2-4 record and .877 save percentage through six games. Dunbyk has been fantastic with Minnesota in the regular season, so look for him to be a hot fantasy commodity once again next season.
Dubnyk is slated to start Sunday's home game against the Stars, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports. He'll square off against Kari Lehtonen, with Dubnyk -- Minnesota's entrenched starter in goal -- looking to help the Wild (down 3-2 in games to the Stars at this stage) extend their first-round playoff series to seven games. Through the team's first five playoff tilts, Dubnyk has logged a 2.99 GAA and .892 save percentage.
Dubnyk stopped 37 of 41 shots in Friday's Game 5 overtime win over the Stars. A terrific outing for Dubnyk, who bounced back after a lackluster Game 4 showing. The 29-year-old was having a disappointing postseason prior to Friday, but he's shown he has the ability to steal games and can be a difference maker. If the Wild hope to keep rolling and force a Game 7, Dubynk, who is sporting a .892 save percentage this postseason, will need to turn in another strong outing.
Dubnyk will tend the twine in Friday's Game 5 against the Stars, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Dubnyk's been less-than-impressive in the first-round series thus far, allowing three goals in three of the four contests (all losses). Having already lost in the first to road games, he and the Wild will look to bring the series back Minneapolis by snagging Game 5 in Dallas. Fortunately, he'll avoid one of Dallas' star forwards (Tyler Seguin), but the Wild also remain without multiple top-six forwards due to injury. If the series is to continue, Dubnyk will likely need to be on top of his game Friday.
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