Dubnyk steered away 32 of 33 shots in Tuesday's win over the Jets. Dubnyk and the Wild were playing with a purpose as they held onto slim playoff chances. However, the Avalanche beat the Oilers on Tuesday to eliminate the Wild from contention. On the bright side, Dubnyk has delivered his third straight 30-win season.
Dubnyk will get the starting nod for Tuesday's home clash with Winnipeg, Jessi Pierce of The Athletic reports. Dubnyk will be making his seventh consecutive appearance in goal, as he tries to help the Wild track down a playoff spot. Until the team is mathematically eliminated, or clinches the wild card, the veteran figures to carry the team on his back. A clash with the Jets' potent offense (3.33 goals per game) won't improve the netminder's chances of securing two points for Minnesota.
Dubnyk allowed two goals on 21 shots in Sunday's devastating loss to the Coyotes. Minnesota couldn't get any offense going against Arizona, so while Dubnyk perhaps could have been a little better, he needed to be perfect for a Wild team that hasn't scored more than three goals since March 16. The Wild aren't mathematically eliminated from the playoffs yet, but it's getting pretty grim.
Dubnyk will draw the start in Arizona on Sunday. Dubnyk's March performance has been a mixed bag, as he's gone 5-6-1 with a 2.48 GAA and .915 save percentage in 12 appearances. The former Coyote is 1-1-0 against Arizona this season but remains an inconsistent fantasy option.
Dubnyk will guard the cage for Friday's road clash with Vegas, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports. Dubnyk is appearing in his fifth straight game and will likely get the nod every night until the Wild either earn a playoff spot or are mathematically eliminated. The veteran currently leads the league in games played (64) and can realistically be caught by only Carey Price for that distinction this year.
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