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Goalie nods: Reeling Coyotes give Dubnyk second straight start

Devan Dubnyk

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Arizona sticks with Dubnyk

Devan Dubnyk will make his second consecutive start on Tuesday as the Coyotes look to snap their ugly nine-game home losing streak.

Tonight’s opponent will be Dubnyk’s former team, the Oilers, and it’ll be the second time in three games versus Edmonton that Dubnyk starts over Mike Smith, who’s struggled mightily this season.

Smith’s numbers reflect those struggles -- 5-14-2 record, with a 3.35 GAA and .889 save percentage -- and one has to wonder if the Coyotes’ No. 1 gig isn’t fully up for grabs, given how dire the situation has become at home. Dubnyk wasn’t great in his last start (three goals on 35 shots) and hasn’t recorded a win since Nov. 22, but is getting the call tonight anyway.

For the Oilers, Ben Scrivens will be in net.


Bolts at Flyers: Steve Mason for Philly, no word yet on a Tampa Bay starter (either Evgeni Nabokov or Andrei Vasilevskiy).

Ducks at Leafs: Frederik Andersen vs. Jonathan Bernier

‘Canes at Habs: Cam Ward vs. Carey Price

Blue Jackets at Red Wings: Sergei Bobrovsky vs. Jimmy Howard

Caps at Panthers: Braden Holtby vs. Roberto Luongo

Sabres at Jets: Michal Neuvirth vs. Ondrej Pavelec

Bruins at Preds: Tuukka Rask (likely) vs. Pekka Rinne

Kings at Blues: Jonathan Quick (likely) vs. Jake Allen

Wild at ‘Hawks: Darcy Kuemper vs. Antti Raanta

Rangers at Flames: Henrik Lundqvist vs. Karri Ramo