Playing against your old team is always special, but Devan Dubnyk takes it to another level when he goes up against the Edmonton Oilers.
The Oilers drafted Dubnyk in the first round, 14th overall, in 2004 and he spent parts of five seasons with them.
Since leaving Edmonton in 2014, he’s won six of seven games against his former team.
To make matters worse for the Oilers, his individual stats are better against them than they are against any other team in the league. He has a 1.28 goals-against-average and a .949 save percentage in those seven games.
His numbers in 2016-17 aren’t as good as his career numbers against Edmonton, but he still has a fantastic 1.67 goals-against-average and a .946 save percentage this season.
Like the Wild, the Oilers played last night, as they won an OT decision against the Ducks.
—Ben Bishop turned in a solid performance against the Capitals last night, but the Lightning still haven’t announced who their starter will be this afternoon. Cam Ward is likely to get the nod for the Hurricanes.
–Look for Connor Hellebuyck to be between the pipes for the Jets, but that hasn’t been confirmed. With Corey Crawford hurt, don’t be surprised if Scott Darling gets his second start in two nights for Chicago.