Dubnyk rises to occasion against former Edmonton teammates
Coyotes goaltender Devan Dubnyk wasn’t able to earn his second straight shutout, but he did stand tall against his former team in Arizona’s 2-1 victory over Edmonton.
Dubnyk turned aside 33 of 34 shots tonight to improve to a 2.25 GAA and .925 save percentage in six games this season. Those numbers are in stark contrast to 2013-14 when he struggled mightily with the Edmonton Oilers until they finally traded him to the Nashville Predators on Jan. 15 in exchange for Matt Hendricks. After Dubnyk became a free agent this summer, he signed the Coyotes in the hopes of turning his career around.
His otherwise perfect night was spoiled by Taylor Hall with just 5:50 remaining in regulation time.
It was Hall’s first game in roughly two weeks due to a knee injury. Still, it wasn’t enough to save Edmonton, which is now 6-10-2 this season.
Brandon Gormley scored his first career goal to put the Coyotes on the board in the first period and Mikkel Boedker netted the game-winner.
Thanks in large part to Dubnyk’s efforts, Arizona has now won two straight games to improve to 8-9-1 this season.