Wild Snap 6-Game Skid in Dubnyk’s Debut: Beat Sabres 7-0
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Devan Dubnyk stopped 18 shots in his Minnesota debut, Jason Pominville had three assists against his former team, and the Wild snapped a six-game skid with a 7-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night.
The Sabres extended their losing streak to nine — all decided in regulation. No NHL has done that since the Edmonton Oilers lost nine straight in regulation from Feb. 25 to March 15, 2007, according to STATS.
Zach Parise, Kyle Brodziak and Erik Haula had a goal and assist each in a game in which the Wild scored five times on their first 25 shots, and before the second period was over. Thomas Vanek, another ex-Sabres star, also had a goal and assist for Minnesota, which had its largest margin of victory in franchise history.
Matt Cooke, Matt Dumba and Jared Spurgeon also scored for the Wild.