The Boston Bruins struggled out the gate this season, but the recent performances of backup goalie Anton Khudobin has pushed the team to two consecutive wins.
Now, Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports wonders if head coach Bruce Cassidy will do what most fans hope for and keep Khudobin in net over starter Tuukka Rask for the upcoming contests.
"The hope from this humble hockey writer is that Cassidy continues to ride the hot hand provided Khudobin's healthy and able to play. The Bruins have a grand total of 20 points on the season, and Khudobin has a whopping 12 of them."
The backup netminder did not practice on Monday after tweaking a lower-body against the San Jose Sharks, which could change the team's plan for Wednesday's matchup against the New Jersey Devils. However, if Khudobin is chosen for the game, Rask completely understands.
"[Khudobin] has played very good hockey in all of the games that he’s played," said Rask. "You play a game (like the one Khudobin played against the Kings last Thursday), then I think it’s very reasonable he gets another start based on the way he played, and the way that we played. I had no issues with that. I said in San Jose that if I was the coach then I would have done the same thing."
After all, Khudobin did turn away 63 of 65 shots in victories at Los Angeles and San Jose.
Who's your pick in net?