ST. PAUL, Minn. — Devan Dubnyk posted his third straight shutout with 30 saves and Nino Niederreiter scored 12 seconds into the game for the Minnesota Wild in a 3-0 win against the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night.
Dubnyk’s third shutout of the season stretched his scoreless streak to 195:05, breaking his mark of 183:16 set last season for the longest in team history. Dubnyk has stopped the last 103 shots he’s faced.
Eric Staal and Jason Zucker each scored an empty-net goal for Minnesota, which has won a season-best three straight.
Brian Elliott made 17 saves for Philadelphia, shut out for an NHL-high fifth time this season.
Niederreiter broke Zucker’s streak of six straight goals for the Wild, one shy of the NHL record for consecutive goals scored by a player for one team.
Staal won the initial faceoff and had possession of the puck on the left side when he centred to Niederreiter for a quick one-timer past Elliott. It …read more