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Anton Khudobin waited patiently for his chance to get back out on NHL ice. He got his first chance to do that since April 5 on Monday night, and he didn’t disappoint.
The absence of Tim Thomas meant that Tuukka Rask would get a chance to show what he could do as the starter. It also meant that Khudobin, who has spent most of his Bruins career in Providence, would also get a chance to prove his worth, albeit as Rask’s backup.
Claude Julien has said over and over that Khudobin would need to be ready, especially in a shortened season. He proved Monday night that he was ready, as the 26-year-old was very effective in the Bruins’ 5-3 win.
Khudobin wasn’t as sharp as he was in that April 5 start against Ottawa where he stopped 44 of 45 shots he faced against the Senators, but he was still very effective against a potentially potent Carolina offense.
He let in the three goals, but that was more of a byproduct of what happened in front of him more than anything else.
He was left in a vulner...
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