Minnesota Wild News: Devan Dubnyk Named NHL’s 3rd Star For March


After being February’s first star of the month, Devan Dubnyk is the NHL’s 3rd star for March 2015.

Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk is going to need a much bigger mantle for all the praise he’s receiving. Monday, he was named the NHL’s first star of the week for a stellar 4-0-0 run. Today, Dubnyk was named the NHL’s 3rd star of March.

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In March, Dubnyk went 11-3-0, starting all 14 games for the Minnesota Wild. Allowing 2 or fewer goals in 11 of 14 starts, Dubnyk posted a 1.78 GAA and .942% save percentage. On the road, he posted an impressive 6-0-0 record while leading the Wild to a franchise record 10 straight road wins. The NHL record for consecutive road wins is 12, set by the 2005-2006 Detroit Red Wings.

This is the first time in franchise history that a Minnesota Wild player has been named one of the NHL’s 3-stars in a season or career, and Dubnyk only needed 3 months to do it.

Ottawa Senators goaltender Andrew Hammond was the NHL’s first star of March while Calgary Flames forward Jiri Hudler took home second star honors.

Since joining the Wild, Devan Dubnyk is 26-6-1 with a 1.70 GAA and .939 save percentage.

Dubnyk has also played his way into Hart trophy contention and deservedly so. According to Michael Russo of the Star Tribune, he currently sits at 4th best odds to win the Hart trophy for league MVP. If Dubnyk continues at this pace all the way up to the playoffs, he’d make a strong case for it.

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