Opening loss not 'Easy' for Dubnyk, Oilers to forget

Edmonton Oilers goalie Devan Dubnyk makes a save against Winnipeg Jets' James Wright at Rexall...

Edmonton Oilers goalie Devan Dubnyk makes a save against Winnipeg Jets' James Wright at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Oct. 1, 2013. (IAN KUCERAK/QMI Agency)

DEREK VAN DIEST, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:30 PM ET

EDMONTON - Devan Dubnyk tries not to let too many things bother him.

He’s known around Edmonton Oilers media circles as ‘The Big Easy’ for a reason.

Yet, the Oilers goaltender is not ready to just shrug off a disappointing season-opener against the Winnipeg Jets, knowing he has to be a lot better heading into the team’s second game Saturday in Vancouver.

“It is one game, and we play a lot, so you have to move on,” Dubnyk said. “At the same time, you have to let it hurt a little bit and allow yourself to be disappointed, because you have to understand that those things can’t happen often.

“I need to be better than I was, and it doesn’t get much simpler than that. I know what I have to do and I’ve been in that situation before. It’s disappointing. I felt like I let a lot of guys in the room down, but they know I’ll be there for them in the next game.”

Dubnyk allowed five goals on 28 shots in the 5-4 loss to the Jets Tuesday night at Rexall Place.


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