Dub­nyk records third straight shutout for Wild

Lethbridge Herald - - SPORTS -

De­van Dub­nyk posted his third straight shutout with 30 saves and Nino Nieder­re­iter scored 12 sec­onds into the game for the Min­nesota Wild in a 3-0 win against the Philadel­phia Fly­ers on Tues­day night.

Dub­nyk’s third shutout of the sea­son stretched his score­less streak to 195:05, break­ing his mark of 183:16 set last sea­son for the long­est in team his­tory. Dub­nyk has stopped the last 103 shots he’s faced.

Eric Staal and Ja­son Zucker each scored an empty-net goal for Min­nesota, which has won a sea­son-best three straight.

Brian El­liott made 17 saves for Philadel­phia, shut out for an NHL-high fifth time this sea­son.

Nieder­re­iter broke Zucker’s streak of six straight goals for the Wild, one shy of the NHL record for con­sec­u­tive goals scored by a player for one team.

Staal won the ini­tial face­off and had pos­ses­sion of the puck on the left side when he cen­tred to Nieder­re­iter for a quick one­timer past El­liott. It was the fastest goal to start a game in fran­chise his­tory at home.

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