Devan Dubnyk records 32nd career shutout


Devan Dubnyk (Fanny Schertzer, Wikimedia Commons)

Devan Dubnyk of Regina, Saskatchewan recorded his 32nd career shutout on Monday. Dubnyk made 22 saves as the Minnesota Wild beat the Calgary Flames 3-0 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Dubnyk made seven saves in the first period, eight saves in the second period and seven saves in the third period. Four Flames players led the team with three shots each. They were Dillon Dube of Golden, British Columbia, Mark Giordano of Toronto, Ontario, Michael Stone of Winnipeg, Manitoba and Rasmus Andersson.

The Wild got goals from Luke Kunin, Joel Eriksson Ek and Eric Staal. A native of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Staal scored his 14th of the season into an empty net with 2:43 left in the final period from Jonas Brodin and Kunin.

This was Dubnyk’s first shutout of the season. He has a record of six wins, eight regulation losses, two losses in extra time, a goals against average of 3.19 and a save percentage of .897. Of Dubnyk’s 32 career shutouts, 23 have come with the Wild, eight shutouts have been with the Edmonton Oilers and one shutout with the Arizona Coyotes.

The Wild are currently in sixth place in the Central Division with a record of 18 wins, 15 regulation losses and five losses in extra time for 41 points. They are three points back of the Winnipeg Jets and Dallas Stars for a playoff spot.


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