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As the Bruins made their warm-up rounds on the ice Monday morning before facing the Canes, a familiar face popped out to the Carolina bench to say ‘hello!’Former Bruin Anton Khudobin signed a one-year deal with the Hurricanes in the offseason. He appeared in three games, with a 2-0-0 record, before leaving the game against Phoenix on October 13 with a lower-body injury.
He won’t have the chance to suit up against his former team quite yet, but that didn’t stop him from sitting out on the bench for the beginning of the skate, taking high-fives and handshakes from the Boston players and coaches, as they stopped by to catch up with him.
"I saw Dobby there and it’s good to see old teammates and it’s unfortunate that he’s hurt right now but I think he’s doing extremely well here and he’s happy," said Chris Kelly.
Khudobin was acquired by Boston in February of 2011, along for the ride as the B’s won the Stanley Cup that June. He suited up in 15 games as a Bruin, serving as Rask’s backup in 2012-13.
'Dobby' is quite a character, with an infectious easy-going personality. Having been around the team for two runs to the Cup, it was no surprise the reaction he got from the guys, getting a pretty spirited high-five from Patrice Bergeron and a long chat with Tuukka.
When healthy, he could very well challenge for the top role in Carolina, though Cam Ward has been a mainstay with the Canes. His time with the B’s helped make that happen.
"Yeah he was a really good player and even better person for us," said Julien. "Things like that happen during a career, with players moving on and it doesn’t mean you lose respect or you lose that friendship that you had with them."
"So it was nice to catch up with him a little bit."
B’s come and go, but what makes this game great is the camaraderie that continues long after the sweater changes from the Spoked-B.
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As the Bruins made their warm-up rounds on the ice Monday morning before facing the Canes, a familiar face popped out to the Carolina bench to say ‘hello!’

Former Bruin Anton Khudobin signed a one-year deal with the Hurricanes in the offseason. He appeared in three games, with a 2-0-0 record, before leaving the game against Phoenix on October 13 with a lower-body injury.

He won’t have the chance to suit up against his former team quite yet, but that didn’t stop him from sitting out on the bench for the beginning of the skate, taking high-fives and handshakes from the Boston players and coaches, as they stopped by to catch up with him.

"I saw Dobby there and it’s good to see old teammates and it’s unfortunate that he’s hurt right now but I think he’s doing extremely well here and he’s happy," said Chris Kelly.

Khudobin was acquired by Boston in February of 2011, along for the ride as the B’s won the Stanley Cup that June. He suited up in 15 games as a Bruin, serving as Rask’s backup in 2012-13.

'Dobby' is quite a character, with an infectious easy-going personality. Having been around the team for two runs to the Cup, it was no surprise the reaction he got from the guys, getting a pretty spirited high-five from Patrice Bergeron and a long chat with Tuukka.

When healthy, he could very well challenge for the top role in Carolina, though Cam Ward has been a mainstay with the Canes. His time with the B’s helped make that happen.

"Yeah he was a really good player and even better person for us," said Julien. "Things like that happen during a career, with players moving on and it doesn’t mean you lose respect or you lose that friendship that you had with them."

"So it was nice to catch up with him a little bit."

B’s come and go, but what makes this game great is the camaraderie that continues long after the sweater changes from the Spoked-B.

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Anton Khudobin showing his young friend Dannik the ropes on the ice after practice today in Wilmington. When I asked Dobby what he was working on with Danny, the B’s netminder said, among other things, he was showing the six-year-old how to “celly”…”put your arms up in the air and look to the fans…”Awesome.^CS

Anton Khudobin showing his young friend Dannik the ropes on the ice after practice today in Wilmington.

When I asked Dobby what he was working on with Danny, the B’s netminder said, among other things, he was showing the six-year-old how to “celly”…”put your arms up in the air and look to the fans…”

Awesome.

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Khudobin Gets Second Career Shutout

BostonBruins.com – For just the third time this season Sunday night, the Boston Bruins shut out their opponent. It was the first time, however, that Anton Khudobin was the goalie between the pipes. Tuukka Rask had the first two Bruins’ shutouts of the season – a 1-0 win over Toronto on February 2 and a 3-0 victory over Philadelphia on March 9.

The B’s 2-0 win over the Sabres in Buffalo gave Khudobin his first shutout in a Bruins uniform, and the second of his NHL career. (His first came on January 16, 2011, while he was a member of the Minnesota Wild, when he shutdown the Vancouver Canucks, stopping all 32 shots that came his way.)

Khudobin made 26 saves Sunday, and David Krejci and Nathan Horton scored 2:50 apart in the third period to break the 52 minutes of scoreless hockey, en route to improving his record to 7-3-0 on the season, with a .925 save percentage and 2.07 goals against average.

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BRUINS :30 Before the B’s took the ice at Carleton University in Ottawa for practice, Anton took a few one timers courtesy of his captain Zdeno Chara.

Casualty from Monday’s practice at MTS Iceplex in Winnipeg = Dobby’s stick.To the eye, it doesn’t necessarily seem broken, since it’s not a clean break, but the wobbly blade made it hard for Anton Khudobin to handle the puck about halfway through practice. You don’t usually see a goalie’s stick snap like a shooter’s stick would, so in this case, the blade probably just “delaminated” as Equipment Manager Keith Robinson would say and became too soft… and this one definitely looks like it’s been through some wear and tear!-Caryn Switaj ^CS

Casualty from Monday’s practice at MTS Iceplex in Winnipeg = Dobby’s stick.

To the eye, it doesn’t necessarily seem broken, since it’s not a clean break, but the wobbly blade made it hard for Anton Khudobin to handle the puck about halfway through practice. You don’t usually see a goalie’s stick snap like a shooter’s stick would, so in this case, the blade probably just “delaminated” as Equipment Manager Keith Robinson would say and became too soft… and this one definitely looks like it’s been through some wear and tear!


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Anton Khudobin in the zone before puck drop last night in Pittsburgh #nhlbruins

Anton Khudobin in the zone before puck drop last night in Pittsburgh #nhlbruins

Khudobin Kept B's In It

BostonBruins.com – The Pittsburgh Penguins led the NHL in goals per game (3.65) heading into Tuesday night’s showdown with the Bruins. Their powerful offense also had them towards the top on the power play – they rank third, converting on 25.7 of their chances with the man advantage (though they were 0-4 on Tuesday).

Even with the league’s most potent offense, and arguably the league’s greatest player, Sidney Crosby, always looming, the Bruins were shutting out the Pens through 54 minutes.

Anton Khudobin was standing strong under the bright lights of a premier matchup – the second night of a back-to-back, on the road – against a team that many believe could meet the B’s down the road in the playoffs.

But, the Bruins struggled to clamp down on a third period lead, allowing the Penguins to rally for three goals in the final six minutes and come away with a 3-2 win.

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Once Again, Khudobin Solid

BOSTON, MAAnton Khudobin stepped in for Tuukka Rask on Thursday night and, once again, handed out a solid performance. The B’s number two backstop made 25 saves on 27 shots in the Bruins’ 4-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs at TD Garden.

Early on in the first period, Khudobin’s play was immense. He made a dazzling right pad stop on Tyler Bozak during a 5-on-3 advantage for the Maple Leafs to keep the game scoreless.


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Khudobin Gets First Garden Win

BOSTON, MA – With the Bruins facing a tough back-to-back this weekend, it was important for the B’s to utilize their goaltending depth. Head Coach Claude Julien gave backup, Anton Khudobin, the start – his first ever home start in the spoked-B and first time getting the call since February 15th at Buffalo – against Tampa Bay on Saturday afternoon, and the Kazakhstan native delivered.

In the B’s thrilling, 3-2, victory over the Lightning, Khudobin made 20 saves and improved to 3-1-0 on the season. It was also his first career win at TD Garden as a member of the Black & Gold.

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Anton Khudobin will be in goal for the B’s today, opposite the Lightning’s Mathieu Garon. “He’s been good,” said Coach Julien during pregame media availability. “I’m happy with our goaltending tandem.”
Dobby has never played against the Bolts, and holds a 2-1-0 record this season for the Black & Gold.
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Anton Khudobin will be in goal for the B’s today, opposite the Lightning’s Mathieu Garon. “He’s been good,” said Coach Julien during pregame media availability. “I’m happy with our goaltending tandem.”

Dobby has never played against the Bolts, and holds a 2-1-0 record this season for the Black & Gold.

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