Watch: Dubnyk 'save of the year' just six minutes into season?

Sprawling, backhanded, reverse side of the glove, no-look, one handed, and all that while on his back.

The first period save that Wild net-minder Devan Dubnyk made was definitely one you don't see every day – and probably one you won't see all year. 

It's times like these we should all feel even more grateful that we live in the era of the DVR. I couldn't find the remote control fast enough to hit the 'rewind' button, just to make sure I actually saw what I thought I saw.

Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist used his momentum to swiftly step past a helpless Matt Dumba. With speed, Nyquist cuts in front of the crease. After Dubnyk whiffed on a poke-check with his goalie stick, Dubnyk looked to be beaten. 

But Dubnyk, in wizard-like fashion, sprawled to the ice while facing away from the puck, and made an impossible back-of-the-glove stop.

All this just six minutes into the 2017-2018 NHL season – which is why Devan Dubnyk may already have the "save of the year" award locked up. 

The Wild dropped game one of their 2017-2018 campaign by a score of 4-2 in Detroit, but will look to bounce back with a win at 6PM on Saturday at the Carolina Hurricanes.

Next Up

Adam Thielen

Vikings place Adam Thielen on COVID-19/reserve list

Thielen is coming off a two-touchdown game against the Cowboys.

MCF Oak Park Heights

COVID-positive inmate at Oak Park Heights prison dies

He becomes the fourth prison inmate to die from the virus.

Screen Shot 2020-11-23 at 1.08.19 PM

2-ton smoker stolen from Twin Cities chef Thomas Boemer

Boemer is the chef behind restaurants including the popular Revival.

Governor Tim Walz

Walz says relief package is coming for Minnesota small businesses

Walz is prepared to call a special session and pass the package immediately.

Governor Tim Walz

Watch live: Gov. Tim Walz COVID-19 press conference Monday

Walz will be introducing a new app that helps Minnesotans track COVID-19 exposures.