1:04 AM EST, Sun December 11, 2016

Three stats show just how valuable Devan Dubnyk has been to the Wild

You don’t have to go digging too hard to find ways to illustrate how good Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk has been this year — since, you know, he is leading qualified NHL goalies in both save percentage (94.6) and goals against average (1.65). It’s safe to say he’s been the Wild’s MVP through the first third of the season and a prime reason Minnesota is firmly in the playoff picture. That said, there are three stats that are a little off the beaten path that give a fuller explanation of just how good Dubnyk has been — and just how valuable he has been to the Wild. Let’s take a...
Hockey Wilderness Dec 8, 2016
Wilderness Walk: The Man

Wilderness Walk: The Man

Let’s all celebrate the Wild’s awesome goaltender. The Wild won last night and the credit for the win rests squarely on the shoulders of Devan Dubnyk. The Dub has been on a tear and is easily the most valuable player on the Wild and possibly the entire NHL. The man deserves an anthem or a walk out song. I suggest "The Man" by Aloe Blacc. Another strong contender is the Lester McClean song written to celebrate the trade made to bring Dubnyk to the Wild. Wild News Dubnyk carrying Wild and putting together a Vezina-type season | The Hockey NewsGabby Boudreau coming in with the...
Hockey Wilderness Dec 7, 2016
Devan Dubnyk, Wild hold off Maple Leafs in 3-2 victory

Devan Dubnyk, Wild hold off Maple Leafs in 3-2 victory

After a tough road trip (1-2-1) through Canada, Minnesota wanted to end things on a high note. Against a young Toronto team, they’d have their chance. Toronto has been better than in recent years, led by their incredible young talent, but they’re still a below-.500 team. Could the veteran Wild prevail over Toronto’s kids? Toronto had a great start to the game, getting two quick shots on goal and adding a two-on-one opportunity. But the Wild would settle down a bit, with the Mikko Koivu line leading the way. They would get on the board first when Mikael Granlund deflected a Koivu...
Pension Plan Puppets Dec 7, 2016
Game Recap: Minnesota Wild 3 at Toronto Maple Leafs 2

Game Recap: Minnesota Wild 3 at Toronto Maple Leafs 2

Tonight the Maple Leafs let the Wild get their hopes of of winning and..... In game recaps normally I drone on a bit too much. Tonight we’re going for something simpler. Just jotting down thoughts as they happen, not reaching for a narrative or describing each goal in detail. Will it be better than my usual struggle? Let’s find out. There are a lot of milestones happening. Devan Dubnyk getting is 300th start, Eric Staal is closing in on 800 points, and JVR has a chance to nab 100 assists as a Maple Leaf. A really good start, the Leafs put the pressure on early, but the NHL sv% leader...

Wild completes long road trip with 3-2 win in Toronto

Playing in his 300th career start, Devan Dubnyk made 17 of his 35 saves in the third period to preserve the victory as the Wild finally heads back home.

Wild's Devan Dubnyk compiles Carey Price-like stats

Devan Dubnyk loves that his statistics have been mentioned in the same breath as NHL standard-bearer Carey Price, but the Wild goalie stops anybody short who wants to compare the two any further.
The Copper & Blue Dec 4, 2016

Oilers Try To Knock Off Central Division Foe In Wild

Devan Dubnyk and the Minnesota Wild enter Edmonton looking to thwart the Oilers' two game win streak.
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Wild At Blues Preview: Low Scoring Affair?

The Blues begin their five game homestand tonight against a stingy Wild team. The Minnesota Wild aren’t a team that allows a lot of goals against. They took out the Pittsburgh Penguins last night 6-2, and have a team GAA of 1.89. Devan Dubnyk is tied with Matt Murray of the Penguins for the second best GAA in the league (1.58), behind Andrei Vasilevskiy’s 1.50 - but Dubnyk has played 15 games while Murray has played seven games and Vasilevskiy has played eight. Scoring for the Blues tonight may be tough. A way to power through that challenge is offensive zone possession and face offs,...
Artic Ice Hockey Nov 23, 2016

Death by 5000 Orange Hats: Wild 3 Jets 1

Jets get handed their fourth loss in a row on The Road Trip of Sadness 2: Electric Boogaloo. This is just getting sad. The Jets put up a valiant effort but it wasn't enough to snap their losing streak in Minnesota. The first period was very back and fourth with both teams getting chances, most notably was Josh Morrissey's. He just could not get the puck high enough to pass Devan Dubnyk who put on another stellar performance for the Wild. In the second, the Jets almost found themselves on the board when Nikolaj Ehlers rang one off the post. In the dying minute of the second, three Jets...
Hockey Wilderness Nov 19, 2016

Avalanche rallies in 3rd period, buries Wild

It took just five minutes and some change for the momentum and the scoreboard to turn against the Wild. A game that saw both teams combine for 77 shots and one that the Wild seemed to be in control on the back of their goaltender Devan Dubnyk, the Avalanche would be almost in lock-step with Minnesota. Nate MacKinnon’s goal would eventually be the difference and the Wild would find themselves on the wrong side of the scoreboard for the second time to the Avs. Charlie Coyle would put the Wild on the board first, when he deflected a hard pass from Jared Spurgeon past Calvin Pickard on the...

Wild Minute: Wild follows 1-0 loss with 1-0 win

Devan Dubnyk and the Wild shut out the Boston Bruins for the second time in five games thanks to a late Mikael Granlund goal.
Hockey Wilderness Nov 17, 2016

Dubnyk Downs Bruins 1-0 in Dastardly Duel

It took nearly all of regulation, but the Wild gutted out a goalie’s game in Minneapolis-St. Paul tonight. A late goal from Granlund by way of a defensive deflection. Both Tuukka Rask and Devan Dubnyk were brilliant for their teams, but the Wild got the bounce they needed to find the win they needed. The first period began with a bang, literally. David Backes boarded Nino Niederreiter, earning a penalty. Unfortunately, Christian Folin decided to step to Backes, earning a matching minor (though Backes perhaps should have been issued a second minor for roughing as well). Minnesota had two...

Mikael Granlund's late goal gives Wild 1-0 win over Boston

Devan Dubnyk finished with 25 saves for his league-leading fourth shutout and 23rd of his career.

Postgame: Goals tough to come by for Wild, but not Dubnyk's saves

Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk on Thursday shut out the Bruins for the second time in three weeks.
Stanley Cup of Chowder Nov 17, 2016

Bruins vs. Wild Preview: Finally, a hockey game

The Bruins should be well rested ahead of tonight’s game... Just the facts When: 8 PM Where: Xcel Center - Minneapolis, MN How to follow: NESN, FSN, 98.5 The Sports Hub Rival SBN site: Hockey Wilderness Who to watch Eric Staal, freed from Raleigh, is having himself quite a season thus far: 5G, 8A, 13PTS. Devan Dubnyk is on fire this year: 2nd in GAA, 2nd in save percentage, tied for 1st in shutouts. The man ahead of him in the first two categories? Tuukka Rask. Game notes The Bruins got stomped by the Wild earlier this season, when the famed Subban-McIntyre tandem got toasted for 5...

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