Minnesota Wild Three Stars of the Week

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Second Star- Devan Dubnyk

Jan 17, 2015; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) makes a save during the third period against the Arizona Coyotes at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Marilyn Indahl-USA TODAY Sports

How long has it been since a goalie has been in the Three Stars of the Week? Well, November, to give you an idea as to how bad/inconsistent/vomit inducing the goaltending has been for the Wild.

Enter Devan Dubnyk.

Sure, the big fella got an easy start with his new team facing the pride of the AHL, the Buffalo McSabres, but he turned away all 18 feeble shots from them, and then followed up that performance with a slightly more impressive one, saving 25 of 26 shots in a win against the Coyotes on Hockey Day Minnesota Saturday. That makes for 43 out of 44 shots stopped by Doobie, and a .977 Save Percentage is a pretty solid start to get you going with a new team. Also, the dude added a freaking assist in his second game with the team. Who does that?

The Wild’s trip to the Stanley Cup Playoffs will be a tough one, and they will likely need some solid or better than solid goaltending to get where they want to go in that regard. The team had high aspirations entering the season, now they’ve traded for Dubnyk to save their bacon and carry us to the postseason. No Pressure.