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NHL Names Dubnyk Third Star of December

Wild goalie went 10-1-1 last month

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NEW YORK (Jan. 3, 2017) - Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin and Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the month of December.

Dubnyk went 10-1-1 with a 1.88 goals-against average, .934 save percentage and one shutout to backstop the Wild (23-9-4, 50 points) to a 12-1-1 December, including a franchise-record 12-game winning streak. He yielded two or fewer goals in 10 of his 12 appearances, highlighted by an 18-save shutout Dec. 20 vs. COL - his League-leading fifth of the season. The 30-year-old Regina, Sask., native also paces the NHL with a 1.75 goals-against average and .941 save percentage while sharing second place in the League with 19 victories in 29 outings in 2016-17.

This is Dubnyk's fourth career NHL Star of the Month honor (Second Star, March 2016; Third Star, March 2015; First Star, February 2015). The Wild has had only one other NHL Star of the Month besides Dubnyk; goaltender Josh Harding was named Third Star in November 2013.

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