The Minnesota Wild and Devan Dubnyk are walking similar paths: they’re among the league’s best, yet others are hogging the headlines.
In Dubnyk’s case, he’s putting up Hart Trophy-level work together this season, yet he didn’t enjoy Carey Price‘s record-breaking start to a season and he lacks the highlight reel prowess of Sidney Crosby and Connor McDavid.
When it comes to acknowledging the Wild’s winning ways, they’re being overshadowed by even more explosive teams like the Columbus Blue Jackets/really the Metropolitan Division in general.
Wherever they figure on the marquee, there’s no denying that the Wild and their goalie are on a tear. Minnesota’s now on a nine-game winning streak after beating the headline-hogging Habs. They beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-2 tonight.
Oh yeah, Dubnyk also got the best of Price, a comparison the two goalies were aware of.
Much like the Blue Jackets and other hot teams, the Wild’s run has been impressive even if you look back. After falling to 9-7-2 on Nov. 21, the Wild have generated a point in all but one game, going 11-1-3 during that span.
The Chicago Blackhawks still lead the Central Division, but Minnesota could make things really tight considering their games in hand. Chicago’s probably taking notice of Minnesota’s torrid pace, then.