What Devan Dubnyk, Sharks coach Evgeni Nabokov recently have worked on

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Devan Dubnyk made his Sharks launching for the last 12 minutes of San Jose’s 5-3 loss to the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night, however he still is trying to find his very first start. 

There’s a great chance that might alter Monday night versus the St. Louis Blues. When his chance comes for a prolonged amount of time on the ice, Dubnyk will have the ability to reveal what he and Sharks goaltending coach Evgeni Nabokov have actually been concentrating on in current weeks.

“Nothing super particular but big thing for me that I always talk about, and one thing that he’s kind of staying on top of me is just having my feet set,” Dubnyk stated Sunday to press reporters. “That’s a big part of my game — making sure I’m set where I need to be in the net so my feet are set and allowing me to execute save one to save two and three.

“He’s simply actually working with me on that so I do not have any drift in my video game forward or back.” 

The Sharks acquired Dubnyk from the Minnesota Wild in October. The 34-year-old saved both of the shot attempts against him Saturday and will look to build off that. 

Dubnyk played 30 games for the Wild last season and had an .890 save percentage. He has a .915 career save percentage over his 12-year career. Martin Jones impressed coach Bob Boughner in training camp and kept his job as the Sharks’ staring goalie, but the plan always was to use both goaltenders this season. 

Throughout his NHL career, Dubnyk mostly has served as a starter but knows the importance of a good backup on and off the ice. 

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“Simply motivation,” Dubnyk said when asked about how a backup can help the starter. “Simply assistance, actually. We have actually both played a great deal of hockey video games. I’m not gonna rest on the bench and when Jonesy comes for a TELEVISION timeout inform him what I believe I see.

“He’s a big boy, he’s a great goalie and he’s played a lot of games. I think the most important thing is to have a great relationship. Just be support there. … We gotta stick together the two of us.” 

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.