In Devan Dubnyk's first 32 games with the Wild, he posted a 93.9 save percentage, putting him among the top five goalies in the league in that span.

In his final seven regular-season games and first three playoff games — even before Wednesday's disaster's six-goal game — he had slipped to 92.4 percent to be merely good instead of otherworldly.

With St. Louis seeming to have found its legs and another gear on Wednesday, and with the Wild needing to now get at least one more road win to take this series, I dare say Minnesota needs MVP-level Dubnyk to resurface.

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