Devan Dubnyk posted 19 saves and the Minnesota Wild grabbed a 4-2 win over the St. Louis Blues in Game 1 of this Western Conference quarterfinal series.
Jason Zucker, Jason Pominville, Matt Dumba and Mikael Granlund each posted a goal for the Wild, who come into this series as the top wild card in the Western Conference thanks in large part to Dubnyk.
Acquired from the Arizona Coyotes for a draft pick on Jan. 14, Dubnyk made 38 consecutive starts for Minnesota beginning with a shutout of Buffalo on Jan. 15 and went 27-8-2 during that time with a 1.73 goals-against average.
Jaden Schwartz and Alexander Steen lit the lamp for the Blues, who won the Central Division and qualified for the playoffs for a fourth straight season. Jake Allen allowed two goals on 27 shots.
NY Rangers 2, Pittsburgh 1
Detroit 3, Tampa Bay 2
Anaheim 4, Winnipeg 2
>>Crawford Back In Net Tonight For Chicago
Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said Corey Crawford will be back in net Friday for Game 2 of the Western Conference quarterfinal series against Nashville after the goaltender was pulled in Game 1.
Crawford allowed three first-period goals on 12 shots, but the Blackhawks got a stellar relief effort from Scott Darling and rallied for a 4-3 victory when Duncan Keith scored in the second overtime period.
Darling stopped all 42 shots he faced, including 17 during a wide open first overtime period.