CHICAGO— Devan Dubnyk surrendered three goals in the first period on Friday, putting his Minnesota Wild in a quick 3-0 hole in Game 1 of their series against the Chicago Blackhawks, otherwise known as the Hill the Wild Cannot Quite Climb.
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Corey Crawford surrendered three goals in the second, allowing the Wild to briefly tie a game they would end up losing by a goal.
Asked about the goals that Dubnyk allowed, Minnesota coach Mike Yeo was breezy and dismissive. No big deal, he said.
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“That’s why we didn’t pull him in that situation. He wasn’t at fault in those plays,” Yeo said. “To start the second period it was looking like a pretty good decision, he made a huge save there.”
Yeo said Dubnyk had kept his teammates…
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