Devan Dubnyk Named NHL Star Of The Week


On Monday, Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk was named the NHL’s number one star of the week. He earns the honor just one week after being named the NHL’s third star of the week.

In case you need reminding or maybe just want to bask in the glory one more time before tonight’s game against the Canucks, Dubnyk earned the honor while only playing two games over the last week. However, he let in a grand total of zero goals on 42 shots against the Blackhawks and Avalanche. He also helped to keep the Avalanche scoreless on the season against the Wild through three games.

This is also impressive:

Dubnyk has been fantastic since joining the Wild. He’s 7-1-0 through nine games with Minnesota. He’s posted four shutouts, a .948 Sv% in all situations, and a .952 Sv% at even strength. That rises a touch to a .954 when you look at his adjusted Sv%. Since January 15 only Carey Price, Tuukka Rask, and Cory Schneider have a better Sv% at even strength.

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The NHL’s second star of the week was Corey Perry, who had four goals and six points over four games this past week.

The third star of the week was Canadiens forward David Desharnais. He put up six points in three games this week, including a goal, five assists, and a plus-6 rating (which the NHL still uses as a stat in case you were wondering). He had a damn good 64.9% Corsi For. That’s impressive, but it was part of an all-around good week for the Canadiens. Desharnais was only a +7.4% CF%Rel. That’s really a very good relative number, but you might expect it to be even higher when a player posts a 64.9%