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Wild At Blues Morning Open Thread: Dubnyk Keeps Rolling

The Minnesota Wild are one of the surprise stories this season. Their playoff push has been impressive; can the Blues hand them a rare loss?

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There probably isn't a better story in the NHL at the moment than the renaissance of Devan Dubnyk. Discarded by Edmonton, Nashville, and Arizona, Dubnyk has drug the Minnesota Wild comfortably into the Western Conference's top wild card spot. With the Wild, he's gone 19-4-1 with an absurd 1.67 GAA and a .937 save percentage, both career best numbers.

The Wild as a whole have been playing solid hockey. While it looked like the Central Division decided to coast a bit, the Wild picked up the pace. They're 8-1-1 in their last ten games, which is one the best records in that league during that stretch.

The Blues will be saying hi to old friends Jordan Leopold and Chris Stewart tonight, who were both acquired by the Wild at the trade deadline. Speaking of saying hi, while you're waiting on game day coverage to roll out, you should really say hi to the nice people at Hockey Wilderness, too. They're pretty happy up in those parts.