BOSTON – Claude Julien knows a shortened season will provide some unusual circumstances that may lead to some unusual coaching decisions. But in terms of divvying up goaltending responsibilities, the Bruins head coach isn’t thinking too far ahead.
Tuukka Rask got his second start in as many games on Monday for the B’s matinee tilt with the Winnipeg Jets, but it’s clear that keeping Rask fresh (and healthy) will be vital to the team’s success.
Just as importantly will be ensuring that backup goaltender, Anton Khudobin, stays sharp. Julien says that job falls on Khudobin just as much as it does on the coaching staff.
“I think at the end of the day, that becomes his responsibility versus ours,” Julien said before the Bruins’ shootout win over the Jets on Monday. “We’ve got to do what’s best for the team, and they have to adjust to what their roles are, and what they need to do, and that’s why he’s worked a lot after practice, and done extra to stay sharp, because when we put him in,