ST. LOUIS, MO. - SEPTEMBER 15: Anton Khudobin #35 of the Minnesota Wild defends against the St. Louis Blues at the Scottrade Center on September 15, 2009 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
With 17 games in 31 days, the Bruins are likely going to be leaning hard on backup goaltender Anton Khudobin in the near future. But if the 26-year-old Russian can continue to turn in performances like Thurday’s, the B’s should be just fine.
The Bruins Overtime Live crew asked defenseman Andrew Ference how the team feels playing in front of Khudobin, and the answer was: unequivocal comfort. Ference says Khudobin works as hard as anyone and has earned the chance to stick with the Bruins as Tuukka Rask‘s apprentice.
Check out the video above for Ference’s opinion of Khudobin’s accent, as well as his form in net.