The Bruins went to the dressing after 20 minutes Thursday in Ottawa locked up in a scoreless tie with the Senators. They were lucky to be able to do that, and they really have one person to thank for that, and that’s goaltender Anton Khudobin. Boston was sloppy for much of the first period, but Khudobin bailed them out, particularly in the final minute. The backup goaltender, who is playing like a No. 1 goalie as of late, stood on his head in the waning moments of the first. Khudobin made saves on Erik Condra, Kyle Turris and Jakob Silfverberg all in the final minute of the period. The best of them came on Turris, who took a pass from behind the net from Colin Greening, walked in all alone on Khudobin and attempted a backhanded shot that the goalie turned away. The series of saves obviously kept the game scoreless, which is a positive, but more importantly, it kept the Bruins from going into the dressing room with their heads down. They have not been good as of late, and at the very least, Khudobin bought them some time to straighten things out. Khudobin turned in a similar effort late in the second period as well, where another save on Silfverberg kept the game tied 1-1 heading into the third period. When it was all said and done, Khudobin racked up 27 saves. In the process, he ran his record to 6-2-0 on the season to go along with a 2.14 goals against average and a .925 save percentage.
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Anton Khudobin Bails Bruins Out, Continues to Be Part of Stellar Goaltending Combination
NESN | Mar 22