With Tuukka Rask starting the first four games so far, Bruins backup goalie Anton Khudobin is expected to get his first start of the season tonight against the Hurricanes, per Naoko Funayama:
Khudobin in net tonight for #Bruins. Julien has said he wants to work him in with 4 games this week.— Naoko Funayama (@NaokoFunayama) January 28, 2013
The 26-year old backup won his only start last season, saving 44 of 45 shots in a 3-1 win over the Ottawa Senators. Prior to that, Khudobin was 4-1-0 in his short NHL career, with a sparkling 1.40 goals-against average and a .955 save percentage.
Another note on tonight's game, D Adam McQuaid will be out of the lineup due to personal reasons. Expect Aaron Johnson to fill in like he has been, although with him being a left-handed shot and McQuaid being a right, Claude will not be able to do his usual left-right handed shot pairs.
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