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Wild goalie Dubnyk sounds off on controversial call

Devan Dubnyk

Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk (40 blocks a shot during the first period in Game 2 in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs against the Dallas Stars Saturday, April 16, 2016, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)


Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk is perplexed.

The Wild lost 2-1 to the Dallas Stars on Saturday, falling behind 2-0 in this first-round series. Dubnyk’s criticism seemed directed at the video review process, after a call of ‘no goal’ on the ice was overturned following a review, giving Dallas a 1-0 lead on a strange Antoine Roussel goal in the second period.

The puck hit off Roussel’s skate behind the net, onto the back of Dubnyk and eventually into the net. The net was dislodged and there was a question about whether there was a distinct kicking motion from Roussel.

Yet, after a review, the original call was overturned.

“It’s mind-boggling the outcome of that play in the playoffs,” said Dubnyk, as per the Pioneer Press.

“It’s not the ref’s fault. He waved it off. You tell me how they come up with conclusive evidence to overturn the call? It’s crazy. The ref made the right call on the ice. Somehow they have enough to overturn it in Toronto.”