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Dubnyk Named NHL's First Star

by Staff Writer / Minnesota Wild

After going 4-0-0 with a 1.22 goals-against average and .962 save percentage in four starts, Devan Dubnyk was named as the First Star of the Week by the NHL for the week of March 23 to 29.

He stopped 126 of 131 shots faced and led the NHL with four wins. Dubnyk made 35 saves in a 2-1 win at Toronto (3/23), stopped 37-of-38 shots faced through overtime and all three shootout attempts in a 2-1 shootout win at the New York Islanders (3/24), made 23 saves in a 4-2 win vs Calgary (3/27) and stopped 31-of-32 shots in a 4-1 win vs. Los Angeles (3/28).

Dubnyk is 26-6-1 with a 1.70 GAA, .939 SV%, five shutouts and two assists in 34 straight starts since joining the Wild Jan. 15. He has allowed two goals or less in 26 of those 34 contests. Overall, he ranks second in the NHL in GAA (2.05) and in SV% (.930), T-4th in shutouts (6) and sixth in wins (35) in 53 games (50 starts) this season.

Dubnyk is the first Wild player to be a part of the NHL’s Three Stars of the Week three times in a single season.

Devan Dubnyk – NHL First Star for February, NHL First Star (2/9 and 3/30), NHL Third Star (2/2)
Darcy Kuemper – NHL Second Star (10/13)
Ryan Suter – NHL Second Star (12/15)
Zach Parise – NHL Third Star (1/26)

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